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					Essex County Public Health - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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WIC
Women, Infants, and Children

What is WIC? WIC is a food and nutrition program designed for women, infants and children to the age of 5. The program provides food, nutrition counseling and health referrals to families who are income eligible. Foods provided on the WIC Program can assist pregnant, breastfeeding women, infants and children with essential vitamins and minerals needed to support growth. What types of food does the WIC Program provide? WIC provides families who qualify with a check for milk, cheese, cereal, juice, eggs, fruits, vegetables, legumes, peanut butter, infant formulas and infant cereals. What are the eligibility requirements? To be eligible for the WIC Program you must qualify financially. If it’s equal to or less than the income brackets listed below you can qualify for the program. Also if you receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, Public Assistance, free or reduced school lunches you would be financially eligible too. For more information about WIC eligibility, please call 873-3560. Do I qualify? Income Guidelines Elizabethtown office clinics, Community Clinics, and WIC clinic schedule. For more information about the WIC program and clinics, please call the WIC office at (518) 873-3560.

http://www.co.essex.ny.us/publichealth/WICprintable.asp

12/6/2008


				
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