Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

HOW WE HELP?

WIC ensures families have the nutritious food needed to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. We also provide referrals to healthcare services as well as breastfeeding promotion and support. A key component of WIC is education, including nutrition assessment, and one-on-one counseling to help families make healthy choices.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Am I eligible?
Eligibility is based on household income. In Scott and Carver counties, WIC is administered by CAP. For individuals living in Dakota, WIC is administered through Dakota County Health Services.

How do I apply?
To apply for WIC, you will need to schedule a certification appointment and eligibility is determined at that time. You are also required to provide the following:

  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Address

 Scheduling an appointment 

  • Residents of Scott County, please call (952) 496 – 2125
  • Residents of Carver County, please call (952) 567 – 8229
  • Residents of Dakota County, please call (952) 891-7525

For current WIC participants: 
You do not need an appointment for a nutrition visit,  it is a walk-in service. Check the nutrition visit schedule for days and times.


Peer Breastfeeding Support Program (PBSP)
We offer breastfeeding classes and a moms group where other breastfeeding moms can get together and visit.

  • Benefits of a Peer Counselor: With each pregnancy and birth, a mom can expect unique victories and challenges. It is comforting to know that you and your baby will always have someone to help you through some of the challenges that can come with breastfeeding and lactation. The Peer Counselor is someone you can count on to be a knowledgeable resource.
  • When are Peers available? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and holidays. No appointments are necessary. You may reach your peer in a variety of ways: calling, text messaging, or emailing, whatever is the most convenient for you.
  • How do I get in contact with a Peer Counselor? If you are pregnant or nursing, and would like to speak with a Peer Breastfeeding Counselor, please call the CAP Agency at 952-496-2125. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WIC Informational Videos

State & National Resources

Every March, WIC celebrates National Nutrition Month, below are some resources for healthy eating and physical activity:

Breastfeeding Support Videos

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