WIC-Woman Infants & Children
Welcome to the Pueblo of Isleta WIC Nutrition Program
Growing Healthy Families
What is WIC?
Benefits of WIC
WIC participants receive:
- Free health and nutrition screening
- Supplemental foods for nutrition. Members receive the food as long as they are eligible.
- Free nutrition education
- WIC can also refer you to clinics to get immunizations and medical for children
- Breastfeeding support
Peer Counseling Program & Breastfeeding Moms:
Peer Counselors are another benefit of being on WIC. They are women who have breastfed their babies and are trained to help other women learn to breastfeed. They work with new moms one-on-one. They also provide support at the WIC office where you can share your stories with other moms and find solutions to problems.
Breast feeding moms may receive more foods from WIC. The more you breastfeed, the more food choices you receive. In addition to other foods, you may also receive whole grains, baby foods and more fresh produce.
If women do not choose to breastfeed, WIC provides infant formula.
Are You Eligible for WIC
Answer yes to all four of these requirements to be eligible. You must:
- Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman, an infant or a child under 5 years old
- Be a resident of New Mexico
- Have a nutritional need (determined at your first WIC appointment)
- Fall into the WIC income guidelines
How to Apply for WIC
Call for a WIC appointment, (505) 869-2662. Bring specific information to apply for WIC:
- Proof of identity for all applicants such as driver’s license, birth certificate, or Medicaid card.
- Proof of residency such as a recent utility bill or lease with your street address on it.
- Proof of income such as a paystub or income tax form for everyone in the household. Or you can use proof of enrollment in TANF, SNAP (food stamps) or Medicaid, which automatically makes one income eligible for WIC.
WIC is an equal opportunity program. The program is operated in accordance with the US department of Agriculture policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin.