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What is WIC?

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program that provides low-income pregnant or postpartum women, infants, and children ages 5 and under some of the following services:

  • Growth monitoring
  • Nutrition education and counseling to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Food vouchers redeemable at participating grocery stores for infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juices, peanut butter and other nutritious foods.

The mission of WIC is to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children who are nutritionally and medically at risk.  In turn, studies have linked WIC services with better maternal and infant health results.

 

So, if you are pregnant, or just had a child and want to learn more about the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Nutrition Program, call 1-800-228-9173 for a location near you.

 

Do you still have questions about WIC? Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private. Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

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