WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 40 plus year record of preventing children's health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC serves over 8 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide. In 2017, Maryland WIC served over 135,000 women, infants and children each month.
We envision a future Maryland WIC program that...
Promotes the optimal health and nutritional status of future generations and operates as an integral component of a comprehensive, efficient and interactive health care system; and
Insures the health and well being of women, infants and children in need through the provision of preventative services, including nutrition education, selected supplemental foods and health referrals.
WIC's Mission Statement
To assist eligible women, infants and children to achieve improved nutrition and health status by providing nutrition education, selected supplemental foods, and health referrals in a caring, supportive environment.