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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was created to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant women, low-income women who are breastfeeding, infants, and children ages 1-4 who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and health care referrals.
WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. WIC offers a range of health and nutrition services for families - to help participants put healthy behaviors into action. Services are customized to each family's needs and interests.
Participants in the WIC program are issued voucher's or checks that can be used in most grocery and convenient stores. Foods that may be purchased includes milk, formula, juices, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, tuna, dried beans and peas.
WIC's nutrition staff are available to help with questions about maintaining a healthy and normal weight during pregnancy. The appropriate way to breastfeed. Exercising and getting back in shape after you have had your baby. How to start solid foods with your baby. Feeding the picky eater. How to stretch your family's food dollars. How to have active, healthy children.
If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child.
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