Knox County Health Department


The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offers short term nutrition intervention to influence lifetime health eating in pregnant women and children up to age 5.

WIC provides:

  • A monthly food prescription of nutritious foods with various packages available
  • Nutrition education and services
  • Breastfeeding promotion and education

Persons who receive Medicaid or Food Stamp benefits automatically meet the income requirements for the WIC program.  Eligibility for all others is based on income, with a family of 4 being eligible with an income of $45,510 per year.



If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behavior in high-risk populations. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture


Click here to Apply for WIC benefits


KY WIC Approved Food List:

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General Information About WIC:


Nondiscrimination Statement

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:, and at any USDA office, or write a 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:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax: (202)690-7742; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.