In 1974 North Country Children’s Clinic added one of the first WIC programs in the nation. The United States Department of Agriculture paid for infant formula, milk, eggs, and cereal for eligible participants. The WIC program began modestly with a caseload of 200 infants, children and pregnant women across all four counties and an operating budget of less than $100,000. Today, thousands of participants benefit from nutritious foods, nutrition advice and counseling, and breastfeeding support.