Can men receive WIC benefits?
Although adult men do not receive a food prescription for themselves from WIC, they receive many other benefits. The WIC program was developed to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, and children in the critical growth years of fetal development and early childhood. WIC benefits, by design of the program, are provided only to pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under the age of five. A man with any of these participants in his family benefits from the support the nutritious foods and nutrition education offers his family. Men can and are encouraged to participate in nutrition education, family nutrition counseling, shopping for WIC products, referrals to health care, and other programs that may benefit their families. Find out more about Men and Nutrition on this website.