WIC Helps Your Community

WIC Makes A Difference

WIC contributes to the overall health of growing families.

  • Women have access to nutritious foods and have healthier babies.
  • Infants show improved growth and development.
  • Children develop strong minds and bodies.

Research shows that WIC:

  • Increases enrollment in prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Increases infant birth weight.
  • Increases intake of iron and vitamin C during infancy.
  • Increases intake of nutrient-dense foods.
  • Decreases medical costs. WIC saves the taxpayers up to $8 in Medicaid expenses for every $1 spent on pregnant women.

So how does that benefit my community?

Healthier babies lead happier and more successful lives. The impacts of WIC can lead to:

  • Shift of tax dollars to areas of greater need
  • Decreased crime and poverty
  • Improved community morale
  • Higher educational scores and results
  • Increased graduation and college attendance rates