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Women, Infants & Children Program

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children (under 5 years old). WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition information, breastfeeding promotion, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health and social services. The foods provided may include: infant formula and cereal, adult cereals low in sugar and high in iron, milk (and lactose-reduced milk), cheese, juice, eggs, peanut butter or dried beans/peas, carrots, and canned tuna.


WIC NEWS & Announcements


How to Apply for the WIC Program

How to Report WIC Fraud

If you suspect WIC recipients or vendors/grocery stores are abusing the program, you can report this to the state for investigation. You have the option to report suspected fraud anonymously. Learn more about WIC fraud and the four ways you can report it.


Contact Us

Lynnell McDow
WIC General Information
Phone: 504.568.8202
Fax: 504.568.8232

Joetta Ferrell
FI and Vendor Fraud Unit
Phone: 504.568.8229
Fax: 504.568.8232

Denise Harris, MCC, LDN, RDN
Program Monitor
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In accordance with Federal Law and Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339;  or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.