Muskegon – New income guidelines issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) WIC office allow more families to receive benefits from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. WIC currently serves over 6,000 families in Muskegon County.

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for eligible pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five aimed at improving pregnancy outcomes and child development through nutrition education as well as increasing breastfeeding rates.

WIC provides nutritious foods such as low fat milk and yogurt, whole grains, cheese, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, peanut butter or legumes, and cereal.

The updated Michigan WIC Program Income Guidelines are for gross income (before taxes) and cannot exceed the following amounts:

Size of Family* Weekly Monthly Yearly

1                     $423      $1,832      $21,978
2                     $570      $2,470      $29,637
3                     $718      $3,108      $37,296
4                     $865      $3,747      $44,955
5                     $1,012   $4,385      $52,614
6                     $1,160   $5,023      $60,273

*For additional family members, please contact the WIC office.

For information on signing up for WIC and nearest office locations, visit www.muskegonhealth.net, visit WIC Muskegon County on Facebook, or call (231) 724-1391.

The WIC Program is a federally funded nutrition program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and an equal opportunity provider.

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