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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota WIC Program

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

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:

  • Selecting and using nutritious foods
  • Changing eating habits/lifestyles
  • Improving overall health
  • Answering food and nutrition questions

Breast-feeding support :

  • 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

 

Resources

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
1-800-738-2301
FAX: 1-866-579-8246

Ardys Roseland, WIC Program Operations Specialist
Rhonda Buntrock, WIC Program Director

 

 

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