WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
If you are pregnant, have just had a baby, or have a child under the age of 5, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) could be able to help you.
WHAT IS WIC?
WIC provides nutrition education and healthy foods to:
Women who are pregnant, who are breastfeeding their babies, or who have given birth in the last six months.
Infants: Newborn to 12 months
Children: Age 1 to 5 years
HOW DO YOU GET WIC?
Contact the WIC Program in your area or your county health department to see if you qualify.
Ask your identity and residence. You will be asked to show ID and proof of where you live.
Ask your household income to see if you meet income guidelines.
You will meet these if you show proof of any of these:
You receive KTAP, Food Stamps, or Medicaid, or
A pregnant woman or infant in your household receives Medicaid, or
A member of your household receives KTAP, or
Do a simple health and diet screening to see if you have a nutritional or health need.
WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE?
NUTRITION EDUCATION- You will also get nutrition information to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your and your family’s health.
HEALTH CARE- WIC can help you find regular health care and childhood shots if needed.
BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION – The Bourbon County Health Department offers a Breast Feeding consultant to help you wilth all of your Breast Feeding Concerns. Contact Andrea Witte, RN, CLC at 859-987-1915 ext. 4106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY IS WIC IMPORTANT?
Healthy foods help children grow and develop normally.
Good nutrition helps to protect your whole family against health problems.
WIC helps your community by building strong, healthy families.
Call the Bourbon County Health Department 1-859-987-1915 or
1-800-462-6122 for information on WIC.
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