WIC Supplemental Food


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WIC provides women and children in low-income families with services that improve pregnancy outcome, reduce infant mortality and give children a healthy start through nutritious food supplement and nutrition education. These services include nutrition counseling and education, breast-feeding support and education, a health resource library, and vouchers for food supplements.

WIC Clinics are located at your local health department in the Northeast Health District, except for Clarke (East Athens Clinic), Jackson (Commerce Clinic), and Madison counties.

 

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for:

  • Infants and Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children)
  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Mothers (up to 1 year)
  • Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)

 

The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program provides the following to women, infants and children:

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors such as milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding health care and other community services

 

Who Qualifies for WIC?

Generally, WIC is available to:

  • low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • low-income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level (See income guidelines for more information)

You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify (this online tool is only a preliminary assessment) or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment. At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify.

 

Important Reminders for the WIC Program

  • Clients will meet with a nutritionist or nurse at every WIC appointment, as WIC is a nutrition education program.
  • Clients must bring their WIC folder with them to every appointment, as this is your WIC identification.
  • Clients must be on time to their appointments because the WIC clinic schedules are generally full, and rescheduling an appointment may take more than a week. Please check with your local WIC Clinic for appointment scheduling, as this varies according to the clinic.

 

Accepted Proof of Identification for Infants (one form of ID per infant is required)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Confirmation of birth letter
  • Hospital ID bracelet (mother and baby)
  • Immunization Record
  • Military ID
  • Health Records
  • Social Security Card
  • Discharge of hospital papers
  • EVOC/VOC Card (with additional ID)
  • Passport Card/Passport

 

Accepted Proof of Identification for Children (one form of ID per child is required)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Health Records
  • Social Security Card
  • Military ID
  • EVOC/VOC Card (with additional ID)
  • Passport Card/Passport

 

Accepted Proof of Identification for Women (one form of ID is required)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Immunization Record
  • Military ID
  • Health Records
  • Hospital ID bracelet (mother and baby)
  • Social Security Card
  • State ID/School ID
  • EVOC/VOC Card (with additional ID)
  • WIC ID (Voucher Pick Up Only)
  • Work ID
  • Passport Card/Passport

 

Accepted Forms of Proof of Income (one form of proof per household member is required)

  • Alimony
  • Pay Stub
  • Annuities
  • Pensions
  • Basic Allowance from Private Pensions
  • Child Support Payments
  • Public Assistance/Welfare
  • Payments (TANF)
  • Contribution from People
  • Current Tax Return
  • Rental Income (Net)
  • Dividends or Interest on Bonds
  • Self Employment (Net Income)
  • Estate Income
  • Social Security
  • Financial Records
  • Supplemental Social Security
  • Supplement Nutrition
  • Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Trust
  • Government Retirement
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Letter from your Employer
  • Unemployment Notice
  • Medicaid
  • Military Retirement
  • Veteran’s Payment
  • Monetary Compensation
  • Net Royalties

 

WIC Resources (Employee Use Only)

 

For more information about the WIC program, please contact your local health department.

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