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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC woman and babyWomen, 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, breastfeeding 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
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Infants and children up to 5 years old

Who are:

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

Wic woman and baby smilingWhat 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.

Wic dad and babyWhat 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