This is the latest fact sheet on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The fact sheet looks at the benefits of the program as WIC celebrates its 40th WIC at 40anniversary. Over the last 40 years WIC has functioned successfully as a federal nutrition assistance program, improving health and birth outcomes for women and children. It is important that WIC is able to reach all eligible women and children so that every child can gain access to a healthy start in life.