North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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Keeping Your Family Healthy

WIC is a special nutrition program that provides nutritional education, food supplements, and referrals to health care providers to eligible women, infants and children.

Are You Eligible for WIC?

WIC helps eligible pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age five.

  • Low income pregnant women
  • Low income breastfeeding mothers (up to 1 year)
  • Low income postpartum women (up to 6 months)
  • Low income parent or guardian (including men) who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level

Unsure if you qualify for WIC? Contact your local health department and make an appointment and find out which documents you’ll need to bring with you.

WIC Can Provide:

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors (such as milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and more)
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding health care and other community services

How to Join WIC:

Call your nearest health department to learn how to join WIC!

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.