Hidalgo County WIC Program
Hidalgo County WIC Program is a nutrition education program which provides supplemental foods and promotes good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and also children up to the age of five. We currently serve over 80,700 clients in the counties of Hidalgo and Starr.
The Services WIC Offers WIC Foods
WIC provides supplemental foods rich in protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These foods are low in fat, high in fiber, and promote healthy weight. WIC monthly food packages may include:
- Fruits and vegetables
- 100% fruit and vegetable juices
- Milk, cheese, and yogurt
- Whole grains like oatmeal, whole wheat tortillas, bread, and pasta
- Healthy cereals
- Peanut butter
- Canned tuna or salmon
- Baby formula and baby foods
Nutrition EducationClients receive individual nutrition counseling and nutrition classes related to each family's interests, needs and concerns.
Clients receive support and instruction on breastfeeding methods. Breast pumps and breastfeeding incentives are available for mother who meet certain criteria.
WIC refers to a variety of health and social services, including:
Medicaid, Food Stamps, Children's Health Insurance (CHIP), Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), TANF, Prenatal Care, medical and dental services, food pantries, drug and alcohol abuse programs, etc.