WIC for Military Families

October 06, 2023

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children from birth to age five. This valuable federal benefit is available to many military families, but questions related to eligibility requirements, PCS moves, and uncertainty of how many services WIC offers can lead to underutilization of this program.

MFAN is committed to ensuring that military families have access to the resources and information they need to meet the needs of their growing families. In partnership with WIC offices located on or near military bases nationwide, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions and compiled information specifically for military families interested in learning more about WIC.


Every family’s situation is unique, so we encourage you to visit to find the WIC office nearest you. Here you can connect with a professional who can help you understand all that WIC can do to help ensure a happy, healthy future for you and your military kids!


Expecting? Recently Given Birth? or have little ones under the age of 5?

Your family is growing, and WIC can help you give your little ones the best possible start. Check out the video below to learn more about the resources available through the WIC program. Spoiler alert – it’s a lot more than just groceries!



Am I eligible?

Now that you’ve learned about everything WIC offers, let’s unpack eligibility requirements and the guidelines that apply specifically to military-connected families.



What happens when I PCS?

PCSing is a part of military life, and for many families, that means moving while enrolled in the WIC program. The good news is that your WIC benefits can move with you. And with a little preparation, you can get set up with benefits before your HHG even gets delivered.





WIC Overview

Congratulations on your growing family! Now that your new addition is on the way, have you heard about WIC?


Eligibility Requirements

Learn more about eligibility for women, infants, and children as well as additional requirements like income and medical-based or dietary-based conditions.


PCSing? Take WIC With You

Military families move on average every 2-3 years, but that doesn’t mean you and your family must miss out on WIC benefits while settling into your new home.


en español

Las familias de militares son una comunidad vibrante y culturalmente diversa, y nos complace proporcionar información a las familias que prefieren acceder a los recursos en español. Las oficinas de WIC a menudo cuentan con personal bilingüe u otros servicios de traducción para ayudarlo a usted y a su familia a conectarse con este valioso beneficio.


Vea nuestro video a continuación para obtener más información sobre WIC e información específica para familias conectadas con el ejército. Si desea obtener más información, comuníquese con su oficina local de WIC aquí.


¡Felicitaciones por su familia en crecimiento!

El Programa Especial de Nutrición suplementaria para mujeres, bebés y niños, comúnmente conocido como WIC, es un programa financiado por el gobierno federal diseñado para ayudar a mejorar la salud y el bienestar de las mujeres embarazadas, en período de lactancia y posparto, así como de los niños desde el nacimiento hasta los cinco años.