Houston Health Department
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
To provide to our most vulnerable women, infants and children, optimal nutrition education during the critical stages of fetal grown and early childhood. Committed to serve as many eligible women, infants and children of Houston and Harris County as we possibly can with the resources provided through funds and collaborative efforts.
To serve as an adjunct to medical care; promote breastfeeding, immunizations and medical screening for all participants. Provide healthy foods and make appropriate referrals to physicians in several programs. Fight infant mortality by participating in community awareness activities that promote a better quality of life for the children of Houston and Harris County, so that they may become fully functioning human beings with a choice and a future.
WIC is a free nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods and help accessing health care are provided to middle to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, popularly known as WIC.
U.S. citizenship is not required.In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.