What is WIC?
Colorado WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify.
WIC is The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
WIC is administered by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.
Colorado WIC wants to see your family happy, healthy and thriving. In addition to food assistance, we also provide nutrition education; breastfeeding counseling and pumps; and the support you need to keep your family healthy.
Residents of Teller County and Southern Park County obtain services through Teller County Public Health
What does WIC offer?
WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children younger than age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:
Personalized nutrition consultation
Breastfeeding information, support and referrals
Free, healthy food
Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing, lactation support, and other services that can benefit the whole family
And that’s not all! WIC also offers nutrition and health education on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, working and breastfeeding,
and shopping on a budget.
What WIC foods can I buy?WIC food benefits make it easier for you to provide the
healthy, delicious foods that you feel good about giving your family. WIC food
benefits are also easy to use. Use them to get free healthy food, including:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Cereal and whole grain breads
- Milk and cheese
- Tofu and soy beverage
- 100% Fruit juice
- Peanut butter and Beans
- Canned fish
- Baby foods
- Supplemental infant formula
Do you have questions? Contact
Teller County Public Health today to learn more.
Who is WIC for?
WIC is for all kinds of families: married, single and foster parents; working or not working.
You can participate in WIC if you:
- Live in Colorado
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding, and/or have a child younger than 5 years old
- Have a family income less than WIC Income Guidelines
- Current WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
If you currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or SNAP, you are automatically WIC income eligible. Foster children younger than age 5 are
automatically eligible for WIC.
Can men participate in WIC?WIC welcomes men! WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, stepparents, and other guardians play in caring for children. Fathers and other caregivers of children younger
than 5 are encouraged to bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition and health education, and use the eWIC card in grocery stores.
How do I apply for WIC?
Call Teller County Public Health at 719.687.6416 and ask for
the WIC Program specialist to set up an appointment.
WIC clinics statewide are now issuing eWIC cards to WIC families. (NO MORE CHECKS!) WIC clients use their eWIC card like a debit card to purchase WIC approved foods at authorized WIC grocery stores.
More info on eWIC cards