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WIC - Nutrition for you and your family
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WIC - Women, Infants and Children Program
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a free nutrition education program that helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them.
Why WIC?
Women on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care.

Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates.

Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, and visit their doctors regularly.

You are eligible for WIC if you meet all of the following criteria:
  • Live in Oregon
  • Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or a child under 5 years old
  • Have a nutritional need
  • Have a household income that meets the current income guidelines.
*Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children.
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
(As of May 1, 2014)
Household Size



1 person (s)


















Click on this link to see if you are eligible:

*You are automatically income-eligible for WIC if you get TANF, food stamps or the Oregon Health Plan.
What WIC Participants Receive
  • Nutrition education and counseling specific to individual needs during pregnancy, breastfeeding and early childhood. We have a Registered Dietitian on staff who is available to help participants with special nutritional needs
  • Referrals to other community or county resources and services
  • Breastfeeding support and breast pumps for moms who are eligible
  • Monthly vouchers for supplemental foods:
    • Milk
    • Cheese
    • Eggs
    • Dried beans or peas
    • Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
    • 100% Fruit juice
    • Baby food
    • Peanut butter
    • Cereal
    • Whole wheat bread, corn tortillas or brown rice
    • Canned tuna or salmon
*Vouchers are redeemable at the many local grocery stores that participate with WIC. Fruit and vegetable vouchers can be used at the local Farmers Market and designated Farm Stands.
How WIC helps Jackson County Families
  • WIC reduces fetal and infant deaths
  • WIC reduces low birth weight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy
  • WIC improves infant feeding practices, including breastfeeding
  • WIC improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children
  • WIC decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children
  • WIC improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women and improves weight gain in pregnant women
  • Pregnant women participating in WIC receive prenatal care earlier
  • Children enrolled in WIC are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and have more up to date immunizations
  • WIC helps get children ready to start school: children who receive WIC benefits demonstrate improved intellectual development
  • WIC significantly improves children’s diets
  • WIC improves savings in health care costs
  • WIC promotes physical activity
Contact Us
Jackson County WIC Office
1005 E. Main, Bldg. A
Medford, OR 97504
(541) 774-8203
If you have any questions or would like to apply for WIC please call our office to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday- Friday at our Medford office and once a month in Ashland and Rogue River. Evening appointments may be available upon request in the Medford office.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
BOLI Rest Periods for the Expression of Milk in the Workplace
Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon
La Leche League of Southern Oregon
National Conference of State Legislature-Breastfeeding Laws
Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon
Oregon Department of Human Services
Oregon Health Authority Public Health - WIC
Oregon Health Authority Public Health-Breastfeeding Laws
Oregon Health Authority Public Health-Worksite support for breastfeeding employees
Oregon Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
Safe Kids, USA
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services - WIC eligibity screening tool
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health Human Services Office on Women's Health-Breastfeeding
United States Breastfeeding Committee
US Department of Agriculture SuperTracker-Food, Physical Activity and Health Tracker
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