WIC Is The Nation's Most Successful Public Health Nutrition Program
May 3, 2023 | View PDF
Each month, Montana WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and a community of support from both experts and peers to more than 16,000 moms and children. Nationwide, WIC serves more than 7 million people.
Montana WIC participants say they would recommend WIC to their friends, and when asked what they value most about WIC, more than 75% say they value the nutrition information and appreciate the support from WIC staff.
As the nation’s most successful and cost-effective public health nutrition program, WIC is designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors for participating families. If you are pregnant, parenting, grand parenting or foster parenting a child under five, you can get the right personalized support for you and your family.
Households that are enrolled in the following programs automatically meet income eligibility for WIC:
• Healthy Montana Kids Plus (HMK-Plus) and Medicaid
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
• Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
• National school lunch program (free and reduced-price meals)
More information about WIC, including specific income guidelines, is available online at wic.mt.gov or by calling 1-800-433-4298.
Call Richland County WIC at 406-433-2207 to apply or for additional information about your local WIC clinic. Richland County WIC office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. WIC is a public health nutrition program under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).