What is WIC?

South Dakota WIC is a health and nutrition program that offers food, education, and support for those who are or have:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding a child under age 1
  • Delivered a baby within the past 6 months
  • A child under age 5

It’s free for all South Dakota families who qualify. Mothers, fathers, and legal guardians can all sign their child up for WIC.

How WIC helps

WIC gives you the knowledge and tools to help you support your family. WIC offers the following benefits:

Free, healthy food

Nutrition education

  • One-on-one appointments at a WIC clinic
  • Group discussions led by a registered dietitian
  • Online learning options
  • Family-friendly recipes
  • Shopping tips

Breastfeeding support

  • Education on breastfeeding benefits
  • Breast pumps
  • Mom-to-mom support through peer counselors

Connection to care and services

  • Help finding low-cost medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing, and other services that can benefit the whole family
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Domestic abuse counseling

Next Steps

Check if you and your family meet eligibility guidelines. Then, get in touch with an SD WIC clinic to start the application process.