Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) makes sure that your family has what they need to live a healthy life.
WIC provides you with basic, healthy foods to assure that your family is getting the nutrition they need. Foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, juice, peanut butter, and cereal are available for your family. In October of 2009 new foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, and soy options became available.
But that’s not all. The WIC Program also provides nutrition, breastfeeding, and health education as well as other services for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.
WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent, or other legal guardian of a child under five, you can apply for WIC.
We’ll show you how to make healthy, affordable meals for your family with nutrition tips and recipes.
We help in giving your baby a healthy start. Through our prenatal education and food vouchers, we can help feed your baby long before delivery.
We want you to have the medical help you need. Get referrals for immunizations, health care and other programs like Medicaid and Healthy Kids.
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your new baby. We offer breastfeeding support, education and counseling.
Parents often worry about their child’s eating habits. Our WIC nutritionists can give you advice for all of your nutritional concerns.
Tracking your child’s growth will help you understand their health and development.
CURRENT INCOME GUIDELINES
The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 185% Income Poverty Guidelines, effective April l, 2013 to June 30, 2014:
|WIC PROGRAM AND CSF PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN Family Size||Annual||Monthly||Weekly|
|For each additional family member add:||$7,437||$620||$144|
Check the income guidelines to see if you qualify for WIC. If your household’s total gross income is less than or equal to the amount listed you may be eligible. (Note: if you are pregnant, add one person to the size of your household.)
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your local WIC office. SNHS is the local WIC agency for Hillsborough County.
(603) 668-8010 or toll free 1 (800) 322-1073
You can also contact the state agency:
Call: 1 (800) WIC-4321 or 1 (800) 942-4321
Or visit: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp/wic/
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.