WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is a supplemental food and nutrition program. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

WIC is for:

  •   Pregnant Women
  •   Breastfeeding Women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
  •   Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
  •   Infants and children up to 5 years of age
What does WIC offer?
  •  Nutritious foods
  •  Food buying tips and special recipes
  •  Nutrition education, including special diet information as needed
  •    Breastfeeding Support
  •  Referrals for health services as needed
What foods does WIC give?
WIC provides foods that are good sources of many needed nutrients.
They include:
  •  milk
  •  cereal
  •  fresh fruits
  •  fresh veggies
  •  eggs
  •  infant formula
  •  infant cereal
  •  cheese
  •  peanut butter
  •  juice
  •  dry beand, peas, lentils
  •  whole wheat bread
  •  brown rice
  •  soft corn or whole wheat tortilla
  •  tuna/salmon*
  •  infant fruit & vegitables
  •  infant meats*
*for breastfeeding women only

What else does WIC offer?
WIC clients and family members receive more than food.
They get:
  •  Nutrition Education during Pregnancy
  •  Nutrition Education for Infants and Children
  •  Breastfeeding Support
  •  Assessment of Growth and development
  •  Food buying tips
  •  Referral for free immunizations for kids
  •  Special diet information
  •  Referral to other health services as needed

Once the size and gross income of the economic unit have been determined and documented, use the income eligibility guidelines included in the chart below to determine income eligibility for WIC. The guidelines are published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Effective July 1, 2017

Note: A person who currently receives Medicaid, Work First, or Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) automatically meets the income eligibility guidelines for WIC.

*185% of the Federal Poverty guidelines per the Federal Register.

** A household (or economic unit) is defined as a person or group of persons, related or nonrelated, who usually (although not necessarily) live together, and whose production of income and consumption of goods or services are related. The income of everyone in the economic unit is counted to determine eligibility.

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Toe River Health District

Toe River Health District is an equal opportunity provider. Services are available to all who may benefit and who meet regulatory requirements regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, disability, age, socioeconomic level, marital status, source of payment, political affiliation, number of pregnancies, DNR/Advanced Directive status, or diagnostic status.

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