Happy National Nutrition Month!
National Nutrition Month kicks off on March 1st with the theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” This theme recognizes that there are many influences that play a role in what we eat every day. While social, emotional, and health factors play a part in food choices, taste has shown to be the deciding factor in choosing one food over another. This year’s key messages for National Nutrition Month focus on how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals.
Welcome to Massachusetts WIC!
Good Food and A Whole Lot More
WIC is a free nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children.
WIC’s goal is to keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy. To apply for WIC, call 1-800-WIC-1007 or contact a WIC Program in your community (click on map below).
Coming Soon to WIC…shopping gets a little easier. Click here for information on the new electric WIC Card.
Click here for our WIC Recipe page for some tasty recipes you can make to help support a healthy balanced diet and offer a cultural variety of food choices.
Interested in talking to WIC staff in person or want to take part in a special event in your community? Please click here for more information.
WIC. We Know Breastfeeding. Click here to see how WIC can help you with breastfeeding support.
Is WIC getting cheesy? WIC just added String Cheese and Shredded Cheese to our food list. Click here for more updates!
The Massachusetts WIC Program is an outreach partner for the text4baby Campaign. For more information about text4baby click here.
Massachusetts Fit WIC encourages you to be active with your children and find time to play every day – indoors and outside! Fit WIC’s goal is to help increase physical activity. Please click here for more information.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing 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.