3. What is “nutrition risk?”
Two major types of nutrition risk are recognized for WIC eligibility:
Nutrition risk is determined through an initial health and diet screening at the WIC clinic.
4. What are the Health Benefits of WIC?
Studies show that WIC plays an important role in improving birth outcomes and containing health-care costs. WIC has a positive impact on children’s diets. WIC improves infant-feeding practices by actively promoting breastfeeding as the best method of feeding infants. WIC clients have improved rates of childhood immunizations and a regular source of health care.
5. How do I contact DSHS about WIC?
Call toll free at (800) 942-3678 or (800) WIC-FOR-U; or go online to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us.
WIC Income Guidelines
The WIC Income Guidelines below are effective beginning
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Reduce Price Meals – 185%
Child Food Program of Texas
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