The Nicollet County WIC program is open for current and new participants!
WIC provides services to women who have recently had a baby or who are pregnant and to infants and children until their 5th birthday. WIC is a health and nutrition program and provides a variety of healthy foods! WIC staff can answer nutrition and breastfeeding questions and refer to other resources.
WIC wants families to know that if they have had changes in income due to COVID-19 or if they participate in Medical Assistance, SNAP, or other programs, they may be eligible. Additionally, due to social distancing, WIC has changed the way services are delivered. WIC participants and those interested in WIC should call their local WIC clinic to ask how they are providing services. To reach the Nicollet County WIC program call 507-934-8262. Families can find the phone number for other WIC programs by calling 1-800-942-4030.
As a reminder, in 2019, WIC changed from a paper voucher to a card, similar to an EBT- style card. WIC participants can continue to use this WIC Card in stores.
We are also hearing of social media reports with inaccurate information about WIC. The best source of information about current WIC services is the Minnesota WIC website https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/index.html.
Helpful resources for families:
Prenatal, infant, child and postpartum nutrition information. (English, Spanish, Somali) https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/nutrition/index.html
Preparing for breastfeeding, getting off to a great start, and more.
- Nutrition Information – English (Breastfeeding Women) https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/nutrition/morenutinfo.html#bfwomen
- La Nutrición – La Lactancia Materna (Breastfeeding – Spanish) https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/spanish/nutricion.html#bf
- Af Soomali – Nuujinta (Breastfeeding – Somali) https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/somali/index.html#bf
USDA WIC Breastfeeding Support website: