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April 22, 2017

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      • Pregnant women
      • Breastfeeding women
      • Women who had a baby within the last six months
      • Parents. step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children up to their 5th birthday

See “WIC Participant Income Guidelines” under the Apply tab.

      • Nutrition Education:  At each WIC visit, nutrition information, like feeding families, saving money on food, or ideas for healthy snacks is made available to participants.
      • Breastfeeding Information and Support:  WIC offers encouragement and education on the benefits of breastfeeding and how to breastfeed for particpants who are pregnant, breastfeeding or mothers of infants.  When needed, breast pumps may be provided to support continued breastfeeding.
      • Supplemental Foods:  WIC participants are given monthly checks for nutritious foods intended to supplement a person’s diet.
      • Health Referrals:  WIC participants are told about other health care services available to them in the community.    
After making an appointment at a WIC clinic near you, you can expect the following:
      • WIC staff will review income, residency and identification information with you.
      • Trained WIC staff will also conduct a health screening for all family members applying. This includes a finger stick blood test to check iron status (for older infants, children and women), measuring height and weight, and asking you some questions about your health and diet. At the end of the appointment you will be told if your family is eligible for WIC services.

Authorized foods include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cereal, milk, eggs, juice, peanut butter, cheese, beans, and baby food.