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Fifty-nine percent of Minnesota's eligible children under age 6 are served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), down from 70 percent in 2013. WIC is a federal program that provides low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children up to age 5 with nutrient-rich foods, health care and social service referrals, and nutrition counseling and education. Eligible families have incomes at or below 185 percent of federal poverty levels or are Medicaid eligible.