New WIC Families

WIC will even help you find other services to make being a mom or dad — and raising amazing kids — a little easier. 

New WIC Families

 

Welcome to WIC

 

This page includes important information for new WIC clients.

Thank you for being part of our WIC family! 

Now that you are part of WIC, what comes next?

Grow with WIC. We are excited to be a part of your family until your child turns 5. 

  • Infants and children can stay on WIC until they turn 5.
  • Women who are pregnant receive WIC food benefits until the end of their pregnancy.
  • Women who are fully or partially breastfeeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 1-year-old.
  • Women who are breastfeeding some or only formula feeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 6-months-old.

Visit your WIC office every 3 months. Your WIC office will schedule your WIC visits every 3 months to talk with you about nutrition and reload your WIC card with more food benefits.

Enjoy the benefits of:

Personalized nutrition and breastfeeding counseling
Healthy foods to help you stretch your monthly budget and feed your growing family
Peer support groups where WIC families share ideas, recipes, or learn and teach new skills

Resources for New WIC Families

Download the resources shown below to learn more about programs available to you, your rights and responsibilities and shopping for WIC foods.

WIC will even help you find other services to make being a mom or dad — and raising amazing kids — a little easier. 

A Guide to Helpful Programs and Services (PDF, 170 KB)

This guide contains helpful information regarding other programs and services available to WIC clients such as Texas Health Steps, Medicaid, Child Support Enforcement Services, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Your Guide to Texas WIC (PDF, 5.1 MB)

This booklet introduces the Texas WIC program by covering WIC foods, the basics of the WIC card and how to shop for WIC foods. It also includes a list of referrals to other important programs. 

Your Rights & Responsibilities Card (PDF, 92 KB)

This card describes the benefits and responsibilities clients have on the WIC program.

WIC helps you buy many of the healthy foods already on your grocery list.

Shopping for WIC Foods

myTexasWIC Shopping App

Download the shopping app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. With the mobile shopping app you can scan items at the store to see if they are WIC approved, check you WIC benefits and view the Texas WIC shopping guide. 

Temporary WIC Foods

To get your family what it needs during these difficult times, Texas WIC has temporarily added more options for the milk, bread, rice, pasta and eggs that you can buy at the grocery store. Visit Special WIC Food Updates for detailed information. 

Tips for Shopping for WIC Foods

WIC helps you buy many of the healthy foods already on your grocery list. Visit our Shopping for WIC Foods page to learn more. 

Use WIC’s shopping guides to help you shop for WIC foods at the store. 

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