Income eligibility limits have risen for the federal nutrition program commonly known as WIC.

Federal poverty levels have changed, so a family can earn more and still qualify for services from the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

As of May 1, a family of four can earn $3,970 a month or $917 per week and still be eligible.

WIC provides nutritional information, breastfeeding information, healthy foods, health screenings and referrals for other services. The program has services in all North Dakota counties for eligible pregnant women, mothers of infants and children up to 5 years old.

Families living in North Dakota can qualify for the WIC program by meeting the income requirements and a nutritional or medical need, such as anemia or inadequate diet. Qualification is based on height, weight, hemoglobin, and a health and diet assessment.

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Families can visit to see if they qualify.