Idaho’s special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, or WIC, helps low-income mothers and their young children. The program provides mothers with children under age five with food and health services, such as health screenings and nutrition counseling. Due to cost of living increases, WIC has raised its upper income limit. WIC program coordinator Kara Jo Herndon said the more people in a household, the more the limit will go up.
"It goes up,” said Herndon. “It starts with household size one and it goes up in increments. The new guidelines start July first of this year and run through June 30th of 2015."
Right now, more than 41,000 people are enrolled in the Idaho WIC program.