Helping our children grow
WIC is a nutrition education program that supplies supplemental foods for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age 5. Benefits include healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding information, education and support, and referrals to other programs and services within your community. Participants are seen on a walk-in basis. Please call the clinic on the morning you plan to come in to make sure the clinic is open and able to serve you.
What services does wic provide?
Nutrition and Health Education:
- Provides individual nutrition counseling sessions
- Counsels high-risk participants with special dietary needs
- Promotes healthy food choices
- Teaches the relationship between nutrition and good health
At each clinic visit, you will have an opportunity to learn about nutrition. We provide participants with education on prenatal nutrition, infant feeding, breastfeeding, meal planning, shopping on a budget, and much more.
Breastfeeding Education and Support:
- Supports breastfeeding women (lactation educators to help troubleshoot and direct, breastfeeding peer counselors)
- Promotes breastfeeding as the optimal feeding method
- Makes referrals to breastfeeding resources in the local community
Referrals and Service Information:
- Provides individuals with referrals to medical care services
- Refers routinely to immunizations, substance abuse counseling, health care coverage (Medicaid, Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP), dental care, lead screening, prenatal care, family planning, well-child exams, and food banks)
- Accepts and provides follow-up on referrals from area health care providers
What food does wic provide?
WIC foods improve the diets and health of women and children enrolled in the program. As a result, pregnant women are less likely to have low birth weight babies. Infants develop better, and children are less likely to have iron deficiency and other health problems. WIC approved foods include:
- Iron-fortified cereal
- 100% Juice
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Peanut butter
- Dried or canned beans
- Infant fruits and vegetables
Exclusively breastfeeding women also receive:
- Canned fish
Exclusively breastfed infants also receive jarred infant meats.
Who is eligible?
Pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women; or infants and children under five years of age who:
- Meet residency requirements
- Meet income guidelines
What do I need to bring to the clinic?
- Each woman, child and infant applying for WIC needs to be present.
- Identification for each person: This may be a birth certificate, driver’s license, crib card or Medicaid card. A current photo ID is required of all adult participants, adult endorsers and proxies.
- Proof of residency: A current bill or Medicaid card with your street address on it (sorry, PO Boxes are not allowed).
- Proof of income: Pay stubs showing gross income for the household for the last 30 days or a current Medicaid card.
- Immunization records for all children.
Talk to the WIC Clinic if you are having problems bringing any of the above information.
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