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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.

Staff will:

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?

HEALTHY FOODS

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 andreal.witte@ky.gov 

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.

http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/ns/wic.htm

 

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del
Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de
discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y
orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de
derechos civiles.
La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el
inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para
obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio,
lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal
responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600
(voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al
(800) 877-8339.
Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un
formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual
puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDAOASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, de cualquier oficina
de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe
contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción
escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario
de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos
civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:
(1) correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil
Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2) fax:
(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:
program.intake@usda.gov
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades

 

 

 

341 East Main Street, Paris, KY 40361

In lieu of publication, our approved budget can be viewed on the Department for Local Government (DLG) website.

Andrea Davis-Viney, MPH
Public Health Director

Amanda Thornberry, DMD
Board of Health Chairperson