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WIC is Growing Healthy Families

What is WIC?

We are a nutrition program for growing families.

We work with families to make sure

  • pregnant woman have healthy pregnancies
  • infants get the best start by providing new parents with the latest information on feeding their infants
  • young children eat right and grow strong for a bright future
  • families have nutritious foods high in vitamins and minerals
  • What will happen at my first WIC appointment?

    WIC staff will determine if you qualify by

  • looking at your income
  • weighing, measuring and checking the iron level of each person applying for WIC
  • asking questions about you and your family's health and nutrition
  • What services does WIC provide?

    If you qualify you will return to the WIC clinic every two to three months and we will provide

  • information about nutrition that relates to your family's needs
  • healthy foods; additional food benefits are provided to women who choose to breastfeed
  • referrals to health care services
  • What are some of the healthy foods that I can get with my WIC benefits?

  • Whole grains
  • Cereal
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Juice
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Canned tuna or salmon (for breastfeeding women who do not get formula from WIC)
  • Baby foods/baby cereal
  • Formula
  • WIC is open to many incomes and all kinds of families. Even if you don't qualify for Medicaid, you may still be eligible for WIC.

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