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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)


WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods which promote good health.

Who is Eligible for WIC?

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The residents of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties who meet the program's liberal income guidelines:

How do you sign up for WIC?

Call the Countryside Public Health WIC office in your county to apply and schedule an appointment.
  • Big Stone county, 320-839-6135
  • Chippewa county 320-269-2174
  • Lac qui Parle county 320-598-7313
  • Swift county 320-843-4546
  • Yellow Medicine county 320-564-3010

  • At your appointment, a WIC professional will determine your eligibility. You must allow one hour for this appointment
  • At your WIC appointment, you will also receive vouchers to exchange for foods provided by WIC at participating grocery stores (list provided). You will receive food vouchers for 3 months, and then must return to the WIC clinic on the scheduled day to receive your food vouchers for the next three months.
  • To remain on WIC, you must have an eligibility appointment every 6 months.

WIC Non Discrimination Statement

What Does WIC Provide?

Nutrition information, infant and child feeding tips, breastfeeding counseling, referrals for health care, and supplemental foods like these for women and children:
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Juice
  • Iron Fortified Cereals
  • Peanut Butter and/or Dried Peas and Beans
Infants receive the following:
  • Infant Cereal
  • Iron Fortified Formula

When and where are upcoming the WIC clinics?

If you would like some great ideas for healthy, nutritious meals, check out these recipes:
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