This video provides an overview of how WIC vouchers
 can be used to purchase WIC approved foods.


Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WHAT: Nutrition education counseling, breastfeeding support and counseling, health and dietary assessments, and supplemental food are provided to eligible clients.
WHO: Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of 5 who are both income eligible and nutritionally at risk.
WHERE: All clinics in the district provide WIC services.
FEES: All WIC services are free of charge.
NEED TO KNOW: Clients must show proof of income, home address, and identification at the first visit.

Description (program mission):

  • To safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

Eligibility:

  • Residence (proof of home address, must live in state in which you are applying

  • Income (proof of total family, gross income must be at or below 185% of poverty)

  • Category (pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding, infant, or child under 5)

  • At nutritional risk (determined at certification)

  • Availability of services in counties:

    WIC services available in 18 clinics representing each of the 16 counties in the district

Cost:

  • All WIC services are FREE

WIC Certification Involves:

  • Taking a medical history

  • Height/Length

  • Weight

  • Hemoglobin test

  • Assessing dietary intake

  • Nutritional risk assessment

Nutrition Services Available

  • Nutrition education

  • Nutrition counseling

  • Lactation specialist

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Breastfeeding aids

  • Growth assessment

  • Health assessment

  • Supplemental foods

  • Nutrition literature

  • Nutrition classes

  • Referrals to public health services

  • Food preparation information

  • Special medical nutrition products


WIC Approved Foods

  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Juice
  • Eggs
  • Dried peas/beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna
  • Carrots
  • Infant formula (artificial milk)
  • Infant cereal

WIC Participant Benefits:

  • Supplemental foods

  • Nutrition education/counseling

  • Breastfeeding support/classes

  • Health assessment

  • Dietary/nutrition assessment

  • Referrals

  • WIC services at no cost

 

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Waycross, GA 31501
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