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September 26, 2023
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WIC, nutrition for you and your family

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Participant Rights
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals and supplemental foods to
help you stay healthy. WIC staff will ask about your health and eating habits so we can make WIC work for you. 

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What is WIC?

WIC is a public health nutrition program for women, infants and children. We help families get the healthy and nutritious foods they need during critical times of growth and development. We also provide breastfeeding support and referrals to community partners and services.


  • Nutrition education classes
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Breast pumps (in certain circumstances)
  • WIC benefits for certain healthy foods
  • Information and referrals to other health programs and social services

How WIC helps

  • Women on the WIC program eat better, have healthier babies and receive earlier prenatal care.
  • Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
  • Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, visit their doctors more regularly and receive their vaccinations on time.

How long you can get WIC

  • Pregnant women can get WIC throughout pregnancy, plus 2 months after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding women can get WIC for up to 1 year after delivery.
  • Women who have just given birth but are not breastfeeding can get WIC until 6 months after delivery.
  • Children are evaluated every 6 months for continued eligibility and can get WIC until 5 years of age.

How WIC Works

WIC Overview from National WIC Association on Vimeo.

Do I qualify for WIC services?
The Oregon WIC program uses a household income eligibility standard of 185 percent of the federal poverty income level.

If you have Jackson Care Connect, AllCare, Oregon Health Plan or CAWEM, TANF or SNAP benefits, you are automatically income eligible for the WIC Program. 

For more information on income eligibility guidelines, please review eligibility guidelines.

Are you pregnant and interested in applying for OHP? Set up an appointment with our enrollment specialist and see if you qualify. For more information, call Jackson County WIC at 541-774-8203. To learn more about the Oregon Health Plan and whether you qualify, visit Oregon Eligibility System to Apply for OHP.

WIC approved foods

Oregon WIC approved foods: WIC provides foods to supplement the diets of pregnant & breastfeeding women, and infants & children under 5 years of age.  The foods in a food package are based on federal regulations and are in alignment with the 2010 dietary guidelines for americans and the infant feeding guidelines of American Academy of Pediatrics: Oregon WIC food list - English

Breastfeeding Resources for Pregnant Participants
Breastfeeding questions answered here. Jackson County WIC is here to support you in your breastfeeding journey. In fact, 98% of WIC moms start out breastfeeding! See our Breastfeeding Resources for Pregnant Participants to learn more.
Nutrition Education

Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. It is a benefit and a required element of the WIC program. WIC participants are required to complete quarterly nutrition education. WIC offers online nutrition education at

WIC Health Lesson Topics

How to take a WIC Health Nutrition Class

Infant Massage
Jackson County WIC is excited to provide our popular infant massage class virtually! This is a great opportunity to cuddle with your newborn and learn about the many benefits of infant massage. To count this video towards your quarterly nutrition education requirement, complete the following:

  1. Watch the Infant Massage video below.
  2. Tell WIC one of the benefits of infant massage by texting 855-11.




Farm Direct Nutrition Program

The Farm Direct Nutrition Program provides eligible WIC participants with checks to spend on locally grown, organic produce. For more information on how to shop with your Farm Direct checks, watch the instructional video below:



This video can also be watched at in the  Be Healthy with Veggies and Fruits  lesson. Completion of the lesson would count towards the quarterly nutrition education requirement of the WIC program.

To learn more about social distancing at the Rogue Valley Growers Market, visit their website:

Lets’ Get Cooking Link and videos:

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Shopping with eWICSafe, Simple & Convenient

eWIC is a safe, simple and a convenient way for you to use your WIC food benefits.

Learn More About eWIC today

Oregon WIC Shopper App

  • Now available
  • View your WIC food benefits in real time
  • Free from your app store under ‘WICshopper’
  • Check UPC to see if food is authorized