Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Helping you and your child have better nutrition and better health for a better life!

The WIC Program is seeking public comment on its FY 2017 State Plan. Comments are due August 31, 2016.

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for eligible women, infants and children, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the South Dakota Department of Health. WIC’s goal is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and young children. WIC is available in most counties in the state, or covered by surrounding county, and is an equal opportunity program. It provides:

Nutrition education and counseling on: Breast-feeding support:
  • Selecting and using nutritious foods
  • Changing eating habits/lifestyles
  • Improving overall health
  • Answering food and nutrition questions
  • Providing support & referral for breastfeeding
  • Education on the benefits of breastfeeding
  • Education on breast pumps
Healthy foods based on individual needs:
  • Milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese
  • Fresh /  frozen fruits and vegetables
    (in the form of a cash voucher)
  • Canned or dried beans /  peas
  • Juice (adults and children only, no infant juice)
  • Cereal
  • Eggs
  • Canned tuna, salmon or sardines (only for specific participants)
  • Infant baby foods: fruits / vegetables (all infants) and meat (only for breastfed infants)
  • Infant cereal
  • Infant formula
  • (see food shopping guide for detail; Guía de Alimentos Aprobados)
Referral to:  
  • Doctors/nurses
  • Community services
  • Health agencies
  • Social service agencies such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF
  • Immunizations available if needed or referral



Contact WIC

Find a local WIC office in your county

Contact the state office:


South Dakota WIC Program
South Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
(605) 773-3361
FAX: 1-866-579-8246
Emily Paulsen, WIC Program Operations Specialist
Rhonda Buntrock, WIC Program Director

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: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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