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Norman County
In the Heart of the Red River Valley

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)


The WIC Program is a Nutrition and Breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. The WIC Program also provides individualized nutrition education and counseling, vouchers to purchase nutritious foods from local vendors, and referrals to health and other social services.

  • Women- Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Postpartum mothers for 6 months

  • Infants - up to one year of age

  • Children- age one to five

    Do you qualify or know someone who would qualify for free supplemental foods, nutrition education and parenting ideas? Then WIC is the place for you. Save on food costs, receive prenatal and breastfeeding support and referrals to other services available in our counties. Many working families are eligible for this service.

    As always, WIC applicants may qualify by bringing proof of income when income is at or below these amounts (effective from May 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018):

Household Size***

Yearly Income

















each additional member add


                    ***Pregnant Women count as 2 persons


Families may also qualify by bringing proof that a family member is enrolled in one or more of the following programs:

  • Medical Assistance (MA)

  • Minnesota Care

  • MFIP

  • Food Stamps

  • Fuel Assistance

  • Headstart

  • Free/Reduced Price School Lunch

  • SSI - participant only

    Families with incomes higher than the incomes listed above will still qualify for WIC if a family member is enrolled in Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care. Applicants on TEFRA will still qualify for WIC.

    Complete a Minnesota Health Care Programs application today to establish your eligibility!



What Consists of Proof of Income?

  •  Monetary compensation for services, such as wages, salary, commissions or fees.
  • Net income from farm or self employment (as part of total income on the most recent tax return)

  • Social security benefits

  • Dividends or interest on savings or bonds, income from estates, or net rental income

  • Public assistance or welfare payments, unemployment compensation

  • Government civilian employee or military retirement or pension or veteran’s payments

  • Private pensions or annuities

  • Alimony or child support payments

  • Regular contributions from persons not living in the household

  • Net royalties

  • Other cash income: cash amounts rec’d or withdrawn from any source, including savings, investments, trust accounts and other resources that are readily available to the family.

    Remember, you MUST bring proof of eligibility to each WIC appointment. This includes proof of income, residency, and identity.


What Occurs During Your Appointment?

  • Monitor height, weight and hemoglobin
  • Assess general health status

  • Discuss you and your child's nutritional needs

    We need to remind you that WIC doesn't meet all the nutritional needs - it is a supplemental program. The food package is provided to each participant, tailoring it to meet to nutritional needs of each participant on the program.

    If you have any questions regarding this information, please call the WIC office at (218) 935-2527 or (218) 784-5425 prior to your appointment and we would be happy to help you.

    You may also find additional information at this website:

Attached Document or FileWIC Referral Form  Click here to sign up for WIC

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