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Women, Infants And Children (WIC)         



About WIC | Income Guidelines | Locations & Hours | Information for Medical Providers

Breastfeeding Support | Project FRESH | Other Public Health Services | Additional Resources


About WIC

WIC is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program aimed at ensuring healthy children and reducing infant mortality through prevention of nutritional deficits. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals to service agencies and health care, and free healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain bread, milk, cheese, yogurt, juice, cereal, peanut butter, eggs, tuna, baby food and formula. WIC serves moderate to low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. 


Nutrition education is a key component of the WIC program. WIC nutritionists provide individual education to WIC participants, and presentations to community groups. Additional nutrition education is available on-line at www.wichealth.org.


Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits.


Other Useful Information

Michigan WIC Food Guide (07/11/16)

How WIC Helps

Stores in Muskegon County that Accept WIC


Income Guidelines (Effective July 1, 2016)

Wondering how to calculate your income? Click here


WIC Locations Hours Phone

Muskegon (Main Location)

Public Health - Muskegon County

209 E Apple Ave

Muskegon, MI 49442


Walk-In Hours:  

Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:00 - 4:30

Tues 10:00 - 4:30



(231) 724-1391


Twin Lake

Twin Lake United Methodist Church

5940 S Main St

Twin Lake, MI 49457


Appointment Only     

1st Wed of the month 9:00 - 3:30


(231) 724-1391  

(231) 578-0064



United Methodist Church

12348 Stafford St

Ravenna, MI 49451


Appointment Only       

2nd Wed of the month 9:00 - 3:30


(231) 724-1391

(231) 578-0064



White Lake Community Education

541 Slocum St

Whitehall, MI 49461


Appointment Only   

Mon 8:45 - 3:30

Tues 10:00 - 3:30  


(231) 724-1391

(231) 578-0064



Information for Medical Providers

What you need to know about medical documentation required to request WIC Special Formulas/Foods

New Medical Documentation Form for physicians


Breastfeeding Support

During baby’s first year of life, there is no better food than breast milk. Both mother and baby receive many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits from breastfeeding.


Benefits of Breastfeeding


For babies, breast milk:

  • Is an ideal food
  • Provides all needed nutrients for the first 6 months of life
  • Helps reduce colic, spitting up, and diarrhea
  • Protects against illnesses and allergies
  • Provides babies with their mothers' immunity to disease
  • May promote cognitive development


From mothers, breastfeeding:

  • Enhances confidence and self esteem
  • Helps the uterus return to shape faster
  • May reduce the risk of breast cancer
  • Helps weight loss occur more rapidly after pregnancy
  • Provides breast milk that is always warm, ready to use, and economical
  • May delay the return of menstrual periods


For the breastfeeding mom and baby, breastfeeding:

  • Enhances mother-infant bonding
  • Is environmentally friendly and saves energy
  • Is easy and convenient, once established
  • Works best when dad, family, friends, and the community offer support


Local Breastfeeding Resources

Mercy Health Partners Classes & Support Groups

La Leche League of Michigan


Additional Information

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Breastfeeding Advertising Campaign

Michigan's WIC Program Supports Breastfeeding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Website

Breastfeeding: Best for Babies, Best for Mom    


Project FRESH

The WIC program, in partnership with MSU Extension, provides participants the opportunity to take part in Project FRESH. Project FRESH is an educational program providing WIC participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets.


To learn more about Project FRESH click here.    


Other Public Health Services

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Children's Special Health Care Services

Family Planning Services


Prenatal Care

Tobacco Cessation (Help Quitting Smoking)


Additional Resources

Parenting Essentials (CDC)

Quit Smoking for You & Your Baby (Brochure)

Michigan WIC


March of Dimes

Tomorrow's Child Michigan SIDS


For more information, call (231) 724-1391 or e-mail WIC. 


This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.11/2017