Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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About the Women, Infants, and Children's Supplemental Nutrition Program

WICWIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Supplemental Nutrition Program provides nutrition screening, and nutrition education by Registered Dietitians. Supplemental foods, and referrals, for women (pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding), infants, and children less than 5 years of age, are also provided. The WIC program promotes breastfeeding, and offers education to clients

WIC benefits include:

  • Helps pregnant women see physicians earlier and increases the number of women receiving timely prenatal care.

  • Improves the length of pregnancy and birth weight

  • Support and counseling for breastfeeding

  • Improves the diets of women and children

  • WIC children are better immunized

  • WIC children do better on vocabulary scores

Participants use WIC coupons at grocery stores to purchase nutritious food items prescribed to improve their diet and health. Coupons have approved food items listed on them.

To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. The guidelines for WIC are shown below.

For more information call the WIC program at (740) 349-6474.

 

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Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health Emergencies or Reportable Infectious Diseases)
Fax : (740) 349-6510

Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)