Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program, popularly known as “WIC”, helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children learn about nutrition to stay healthy. Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and help accessing health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the WIC program. WIC also refers clients to a variety of health and social service agencies and programs. Studies show that WIC plays an important role in improving birth outcomes and containing health care costs. WIC has a positive impact on children’s diets. WIC improves infant feeding practices by actively promoting breastfeeding as the best method of feeding infants. WIC clients have improved rates of childhood immunizations and a regular source of health care. Other health benefits of WIC include:

  • Improved infant-feeding practices
  • Premature births reduced
  • Fetal death rate reduced
  • Infant low birth weight reduced
  • Long-term medical expenses reduced
  • Improved dietary intake
  • Improved cognitive development
  • Fewer premature births

WIC Clinics:

Amarillo / Canyon  
Austin Street WIC Clinic
411 South Austin
Amarillo, TX 79106
North Branch Library WIC Clinic
1500 NE 24th Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79107
Southeast WIC Clinic
2709 Manhattan Street
Amarillo, TX 79103
Canyon WIC Clinic
United Methodist Church
1818 4th Street
Canyon, TX 79015
Other Panhandle Locations  
Groom WIC Clinic
Groom Community Center
200 Broadway
Groom, TX 79039
Vega WIC Clinic
County Barn
305 Coke
Vega, TX 79092
Panhandle WIC Clinic
War Memorial Building
500 Main Street
Panhandle, TX 79068
 
Contact Information  
For more information or to make an appointment call:
Amarillo WIC Nutrition Program
Phone: 806-371-1119
Fax: 806-342-1577
 
   

 

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referrals to other health and nutrition services. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding.