Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

For those who qualify, WIC provides nutritious food at no cost, nutrition counseling, referrals for health care, and a list of grocery stores that will exchange WIC benefits for approved foods.

Positive Health Outcomes of Participating in WIC

For Mom:
  • Reduced risk of cancer (ovarian and breast)
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of postpartum depression
For Baby:
  • Reduced risk for infections
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of SIDS
  • Reduced risk of obesity



Appointment Scheduling or to Apply:

 
call 763-324-4230 
 

Availability

 
WIC services are available to income eligible residents. WIC clinics in Anoka County are open Monday through Friday, except holidays. See a map with addresses of WIC clinics in Anoka County.

To determine if you are eligible,click here for eligibility guidelines or call 763-324-4230.


Clinics Outside Anoka

 
Visit the for Minnesota Department of Health WIC website for information about clinics outside of Anoka County. 
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For Breastfeeding resources, classes and support group information please visit our Breastfeeding page

WIC Shopping Guide

English Shopping Guide WIC 2017-2018

2017-2018

WIC Shopping Guide Spanish
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
What is SNAP? 
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.

For more information visit: https://www.anokacounty.us/208/Supplemental-Nutrition-Assistance-Program