What is WIC?
WIC is a nutrition program for Women, Infants & Children.
WIC serves infants, children up to 5 years, pregnant women, breast-feeding women, and women in the first 6 months after giving birth. Participants must meet liberal income guidelines or participate in Medicaid, Food Stamps, or WAGES/TANF. Applicants are required to show current proof of income, identity, and address.
WIC provides eligible participants with checks for supplemental nutritious food. Women and children receive checks for milk, cheese, eggs, fruit or vegetable juice, iron-fortified cereal, and beans or peanut butter. Women who exclusively breast-feed also receive carrots and tuna. Non-breast feeding infants receive iron-fortified formula.
Nutrition Assessment and Counseling:
WIC provides individual nutrition and diet assessment and counseling to all applicants. Participants and caretakers are counseled on health risks related to nutrition, either preventive or therapeutic. Infant and child participants are also screened and referred for immunization services.
How do I Apply for WIC?
Call the local WIC Office or call toll free 1-800-416-4123 and say you want to apply for WIC.
You will be given a date and time for a WIC Certification visit. At the certification visit, you will find out if you and your children are eligible for WIC.
When you go to your WIC certification visit, make sure you bring each family member that you want to receive WIC services, and bring all the of the required documents.
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