The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is a supplemental nutrition education program to promote and maintain the health of pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children from birth to five years of age.
WIC provides “vouchers” to purchase nutritional foods designed to supplement the family food budget. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
NEW – www.wichealth.org
Participants can also access nutrition education on www.wichealth.org, which provides stage-based client centered WIC nutrition education. Access this information from your smart phone or home computer without having to come to the local WIC office. Parents and caregivers who complete a nutrition education lesson on the site can print a certificate that can be used to count for nutrition education at local WIC agencies.
Our Nutrition Educators and www.wichealth.org provide education on a variety of topics including:
- Parent and child wellness
- Child feeding issues
- Postpartum wellness
- Working with picky eaters
- Creating a positive eating environment
- Making the most of your food dollars
- Roles of the parent/child in the feeding relationship
- Starting your infant on solid foods
- Breastfeeding information
- Screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social service providers
- Nutrition risk factors such as anemia, underweight, overweight, history of pregnancy complications, and dietary risk, such an inappropriate nutrition/feeding practices
Our WIC Nurtition Educators are Certified Lactation Counselors and can answer breastfeeding questions and help support breastfeeding success. For more information or to speak to a Nutrition Educator or WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counselor, call the WIC office at 406-454-6953.
WIC now offers automated appointment reminders by text or phone. For more details please call 406-454-6953.