Take 5 for WIC to 5! - IDHS 4330

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

WIC isn't just for moms and babies WIC is here for children until their 5th birthday!

Five Reasons to Keep Your Child Enrolled in WIC until Age 5

Reason 1: Saves Money

WIC foods can help families save about $40 per child on groceries every month. These savings are worth about one tank of gas and about the cost of 20 trips on the bus!

The money you save can also be used for other things your family needs such as diapers, school supplies, personal care items, cell phone and utility bills.

Reason 2: Provides Healthy Foods Children Need

WIC provides healthy foods that are important for kids ages 1-5. WIC gives vouchers for milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, eggs, and more.

Reason 3:  Helps Children Learn and Grow

WIC helps kids grow healthy and strong and be prepared to start school. WIC is a good source of information. WIC staff can help you learn more about your child's growth and development milestones.

Reason 4: Gives Free Advice and Counseling from Caring Staff

WIC staff is here to answer questions and help you keep your child healthy.

Reason 5: Helps Connect Families with Other Programs, Providers, and Resources

WIC can help you connect to other services such as dental care, immunizations, childcare, and counseling services.

Our staff will be here to support you and your family as you move through your journey with WIC.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

DHS 4330 (N-10-17) Take 5 for WIC to 5 Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois.  50,000 copies PO#18-0361