Did you know that the WIC Program provides a nutritious and colorful variety of foods to your family? WIC provides services and supplemental foods to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday.
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What is WIC?
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, breastfeeding peer counselors)
Promotes breastfeeding as the optimal feeding method
Provides breastfeeding aids (including pumps)
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 foods 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:
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Dried or canned beans
Infant fruits and vegetables
Exclusively breastfeeding women also receive:
Exclusively breastfed infants also receive jarred infant meats.
What if my baby needs formula?
CDC and WIC strongly recommend breastfeeding for the health of mother and baby, however, WIC provides Similac Advance and Enfamil Prosobee formulas. See your local WIC clinic if your infant has a special medical or nutritional need for a specialty formula. A completed Utah WIC Formula and Food Authorization Form from a doctor or other qualified medical professional will be required.
Who is eligible?
Pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women; or infants and children under five years of age who:
Meet residency requirements
Meet income guidelines
Utah WIC Program Income Eligibility Guidelines
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Each additional family member add:
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.