Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) works to safeguard the health of eligible women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. The program provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care.
WIC helps pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, new moms with babies under six months old, and children up to five years old.
WIC provides healthy foods such as milk, juice, cereal, cheese, eggs, whole grain bread, brown rice, peanut butter, beans, infant formula, tuna, canned salmon, sardines, fruits, and vegetables. Additionally, nutrition education is available to improve family health, as is breastfeeding advice and support. WIC also can make referrals to doctors, dentists, and other community services.
To receive WIC you must live in Rhode Island and meet income guidelines.
What's the difference between WIC & SNAP?
How does the WIC program support breastfeeding?
Thundermist runs three WIC sites:
- 25 John A. Cummings Way (Bank of America Building), Suite 305, Woonsocket, RI - 401.767.4109
- 1 River Street, Wakefield, RI - 401.360.1528
- 650 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI - 401.360.1528