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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition education program conducted through the Ohio Department of Health. WIC provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breast-feeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five.

 

 

 

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant women
  • Post-Partum women, up to 6 months post-partum
  • Breast-feeding women
  • Infants and children up to 5 years old

Who are:

  • Income eligible
  • In nutritional need
  • Living in Lorain County

What are the benefits of enrollment?

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition counseling for yourself and child
  • Referrals for yourself and your family to other health care programs such as prenatal and child health care.
  • Breast-feeding support

What type of food does WIC supply?

  • Pregnant, breast-feeding, postpartum women, and children over 1 year can get milk, eggs, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and more. Infants can get supplemental formula and/or baby food and infant cereal.

WIC does not provide all the food you will need. WIC is just a supplemental program.

What happens at a WIC appointment?

  • Proof of income, identification, and proof of pregnancy papers are checked
  • Measurements of height, weight, and blood iron are checked.
  • A Nutrition Educator tells you if you or your child are eligible- she talks to you about how to plan a healthy diet, how to save money when you shop, and how to cook with WIC foods.

 

 

 

Call Us:

440-323-7320

 

Locations:

Lorain County Public Health (Click here for Google Map)

9880 South Murray Ridge Road

Elyria, Ohio 44035

 

Lorain Clinic Location (Click here for Google Map)

Located in the offices of the Lorain County Health and Dentistry

1205 Broadway

Lorain, Ohio 44052