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WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and is a federally-funded program that serves low to moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5.


The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to other health care partners.  WIC foods are selected to meet various nutrient needs such as calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamins A & C and fiber.  Participants use a WIC Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to purchase food at approved retail grocery stores and pharmacies.  To read our WIC brochure, click here . 

WIC Hours:




Opening Hours:

For more information regarding WIC or to make a WIC appointment, please contact us at:





810-648-4098 EXT. 118


Visit the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services’ WIC website at:  ,5885,7-339-71547_4910---,00.html


Welcome to WIC:


WIC client portal:


WIC Food Guide    


WIC Food Guide Changes: List of Changes MI WIC Food Guide Winter 2023 (


WIC Income Calculation Reference Guide Ref-Income-Calculation-Reference-sheet.pdf ( or

Breastfeeding for WIC Clients (

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or contact us directly at 810-648-4098




8:00am – 4:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

Late night clinics are the
1st & 3rd Monday of each month

from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Foods for Infants (Birth to 12 Months)

The WIC Program strongly encourages and provides support for breastfeeding.  For babies who are not fully breastfed, iron-fortified infant formula is available for the first year of life.  The state contracts with one formula company to provide formula at a reduced price.  At six months, infants may also receive infant cereal and infant fruits and vegetables.  Infants that fully breastfeed may also receive infant meals.


Infants with a specific medical diagnosis may receive a special formula with a prescription from a doctor.


Foods for Women and Children

Pregnant and postpartum women and children (under 5 years of age) participating in WIC receive food benefits for milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, peanut butter, dry beans/peas or canned beans/peas, and fruit or vegetable juices, fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain choices to include breads, tortillas, brown rice and oatmeal.  Women who exclusively breastfeed their babies may also receive extra food, including canned tuna fish.


​Sample Food Package for a child for one month:

  • 3 gallons of milk

  • 1 pound of cheese

  • 1 dozen eggs

  • 36 oz. of cereal

  • 18 oz. jar of peanut butter, 16 oz. dry beans/peas or 4 cans beans/peas

  • 2 bottles of 64 oz. juice

  • 2 pounds whole grains (bread, tortillas, brown rice or oatmeal)

  • $8.00 fresh fruits and vegetables

(Effective 2016)


Nutrition Education

WIC nutrition education assists WIC participants with:

  • Infant and toddler feeding

  • Breastfeeding (2020 Classes)

  • Prenatal weight gain

  • Anemia or iron deficiency

  • Child growth and development and other nutrition-related health issues


High-Risk Nutrition Counseling

Registered Dieticians at WIC provide individualized high-risk nutrition counseling for participants with special medical conditions or nutrition-related issues.


Health Care Referrals

WIC works closely with the health care community, receiving referrals from private and public health care providers and providing referrals as needed for health and social services.


WIC refers participants for immunizations, substance abuse counseling and treatment, prenatal care, smoking cessation, lead screening, the Healthy Kids/MI Child program, MIHP, and more.


WIC encourages person already receiving medical services to remain under their physicians’ care.  WIC also encourages well-child visits and routine health and dental care.


Breastfeeding Promotion and Support

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first year of life.  All WIC agencies have trained personnel ready to assist mothers with the basic of breastfeeding.


Many WIC agencies have breastfeeding peer counselor support programs that provide mother-to-mother counseling.  In addition, WIC agencies provide educational resources and breast pumps for returning to work or school.


Sanilac County Peer Breastfeeding Support Services (Click for Brochure


Breastfeeding Peer Counseling



Why Is Breastfeeding Important?



Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding



WIC Helps Moms & Babies with Breastfeeding



Breastfeeding is Great for Mothers, Too




Benefits to Women and Newborns

  • WIC saves health care dollars.  Every WIC dollar spent on a pregnant woman saves over $3.50 in federal, state, local and private health care costs.

(Source: WIC and the Nutrient Intake of Children, Victor Olivera and C. Gunderson, FRED, ERC, USDA, FANRR #5, March 2000)

  • WIC participation significantly increases the number of women receiving adequate prenatal care.

  • WIC participation dramatically lowers infant mortality among Medicaid beneficiaries.

  • WIC improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women.  It also improves weight gain in pregnant women.

  • WIC participation decreases the incidence of low birth weight and lowers pre-term births.


Benefits to Children

  • WIC participation lowers the rate of anemia among children ages 6 months to 5 years.

  • WIC significantly improves children’s dietary intake of vitamins and nutrients such as iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, thiamine, protein, niacin, and vitamin B6.

  • 4- and 5-year olds who participated in WIC in early childhood have better vocabularies and digit memory scores than comparable children who did not participate in WIC.

  • WIC participation leads to higher rates of immunization against childhood diseases.




  • The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

  • WIC foods are selected to meet nutrient needs such as calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamins A & C.

  • Participants exchange WIC food benefits at approved retail grocery stores and pharmacies.

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), also known as Project FRESH, provides eligible WIC participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets.  WIC participants receive these nutrition benefits in addition to their WIC food package and nutrition education.


The Project FRESH program enhances farmers’ earnings and supports participation in farmers’ markets.


This program partners with the Michigan State University Extension, local farmers and farmer’s markets to promote healthy eating and fruit and vegetable consumption.

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For more information regarding breastfeeding, click on one of the links below:


Mom-to-Mom Breastfeeding Support:,5885,7-339-71547_4910_4919---,00.html


MDHHS Breastfeeding Campaign:,5885,7-339-71547_4910-242520--,00.html 


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Other related topics:




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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | Food and Nutrition Service

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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