Kentucky WIC Program

Kentucky WIC Program

About WIC

WIC Income Guidelines

WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. The results of studies conducted by FNS and other nongovernment entities prove that WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs.

Since its beginning in 1974, the WIC Program has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful Federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States. Collective findings of studies, reviews and reports demonstrate that the WIC Program is cost effective in protecting or improving the health/nutritional status of low-income women, infants and children.

If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you.

Nutrition Program WIC is a designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behavior in high-risk populations. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

WIC provides:

  • Nutrition education and services
  • Breastfeeding promotion and education
  • Nutritious foods
  • Access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health-care services

Most applicants are eligible for WIC who receive KTAP, food stamps or Medicaid, or:

  • Are pregnant or have a pregnant woman or infant in the family who receives Medicaid, or
  • Have a member of your family who receives KTAP, or
  • Have a household income at or below 185 percent of poverty.

Successful applicants will be given a simple health and diet screening to assess nutritional or health needs.