WIC Quick Facts

WIC is a federal nutrition program that connects eligible individuals (including infants, children up to 5 years old, and pregnant and postpartum individuals) to critical nutrition resources and support, including healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals. 


total WIC participants in an average month in 2022

Source: FRAC analysis of USDA FNS WIC Data Tables


of women, infants, and children who are eligible for WIC participated in the Program in 2021. WIC is reaching too few eligible people.

Source: National and State Level Estimates of WIC Eligibility and Program Reach in 2021 | Food and Nutrition Service 


increase in WIC participation from 2022 to 2023.

Source: FRAC analysis of USDA FNS WIC Data Tables 

Project Partners

The WIC CIAO Project is a partnership between the Food Research & Action Center, UnidosUS, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, and the Center for Nutrition & Health Impact.