More assistance to low income pregnant, nursing or post-pregnant women and children – WIC has openings.
WIC HAS OPENINGS!
What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education program that helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them.
Why get WIC for your family?
Women on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care. Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates.Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, and visit their doctors regularly.
What do WIC families receive?
* Answers to your nutrition questions
* Breastfeeding help and breast pumps for moms who need them
* Help getting other services
* Information on how to feed your child, prenatal care, breastfeeding and much more
* Vouchers to buy foods that help keep you healthy and strong:
* Extra foods for moms who are breastfeeding and who don’t get formula from WIC
* Infant formula for moms who are not breastfeeding
* Dried beans or peas
* Fruits and vegetables
* Baby food
* Fruit juice
* Peanut butter
* Whole wheat bread, corn tortillas or brown rice
To make a WIC appointment
Call the WIC program nearest you or call 800-SAFENET (800-723-3638). Staff will tell you what to bring to the appointment.
36 SW Nye Street, between the post office and the library, (541) 265-4163,
Walk-ins: 12:30-1:30 daily and Friday 8-4
4422 NE Devils Lake Boulevard, Suite 2, Next to the DMV, (541) 265-0578,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8-12, 1-5
Walk-ins: 3-3:30 Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
At your appointment, WIC staff will:
* Review your health history.
* Check your diet.
* Determine if you qualify.
* Answer your questions about nutrition.
* Help you find more services.
* Give you vouchers to buy healthy foods.
* Work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals.
Again, call the WIC program nearest you or call 800-SAFENET (800-723-3638). Staff will tell you what to bring to the appointment.