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 2020. WIC is reaching too few eligible people.

Source: National and State Level Estimates of WIC Eligibility and Program Reach in 2020 


increase in WIC participation from 2021 to 2022.

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, Native American Agriculture Fund, and Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition.