Iowa WIC

Infant Formula Tip Sheets

In Iowa and nationwide, infant formula is in short supply. We have created this information to help parents and guardians looking for infant formula:

3 Ways to Find Your Local WIC Office

Do You Need Language Assistance?

Contact your local WIC clinic if you have difficulty understanding or reading English for help translating resources. If you have a language barrier, there is free language assistance or other aids and services available upon request at your local WIC clinic. Relay Iowa is a telephone relay service that links people who are hearing, deaf, hard of hearing or have speech difficulties with one another for communication over the telephone. Dial 711 or toll-free 1-800-735-2942 for English or 1-800-264-7190 para español . For more help, contact Relay Iowa Customer Service in English at 1-888-516-4692 o para español, marcar 1-866-744-7471.

WIC Goals and Objectives for 2023

The USDA gives state Women Infants, & Children (WIC) agencies a lot of freedom when it comes to developing goals and objectives for the WIC program. The only requirement is that we have a goal around breastfeeding. The State of Iowa WIC Program has developed three goals and objectives for the fiscal year 2023. They are posted below for review by the public. If you would like to make comments about these goals, email wic@idph.iowa.gov.


FY 2023 Fruit and Vegetable Benefit

(updated 12/12/2022)

On August 25, 2022, WIC Policy Memorandum #2022-8 was published by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. It provides state agencies with guidance for issuing the monthly Cash-Value Voucher/Benefit (CVV/B) for fruit and vegetable purchases to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children for fiscal year (FY) 2023. This guidance is contingent upon requirements set forth in the FY 2023 continuing resolution and/or appropriation. The CVV/B amounts will increase in FY 2023 to $25 for child participants, $44 for pregnant and postpartum participants and $49 for fully and partially breastfeeding participants. Contact your local WIC agency for more information.


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WIC Families

WIC families include infants and children up to 5 years old and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby in the last 6 months. Fathers, stepparents, grandparents and foster parents may all apply for their children. Go to WIC Families »

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WIC Vendors

WIC vendors are stores that are approved by the State WIC office to accept eWIC cards that are provided by the local WIC agencies. Go to WIC Vendors »

WIC Program: Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, or by calling 1-866-632-9992 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C., 20250-9410; or by fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or by email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.