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Food and Nutrition Programs

These resources support healthy nutritional development in families.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. Participants receive a debit card to buy food at stores and farmers markets. For more information, contact your local county or tribal human services agency. You can apply online.

Woman, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

The WIC program gives federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women with low incomes, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk. Call 800-942-4030 for more information.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded nutrition program offering payments for meals and snacks served to Minnesota children who meet age and family income requirements. The program helps child care providers serve well-balanced, nutritious meals to children in their care to build and maintain good eating habits. Ask your child care provider if they participate.

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