Women Infants and Children (WIC) Education and Resources
in Jefferson County

Call the JCGHD for WIC Eligibility and Assistance

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as infants and children up to five years of age who are at risk for health problems due to inadequate nutrition.

 

The program improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies and reducing infant mortality by reducing the number of low birth weight babies.

 

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education, and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, wholegrain foods, fruit, vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula. WIC also provides referrals to prenatal and pediatric healthcare and other maternal and child health service programs.

 

• Nutrition Classes

• Breastfeeding

• Consultation with Registered/Licensed Dietitian

• Nutrition Collaboration

• Hemoglobin Testing

• Educational Talks

 

Call the Jefferson County General Health District

today at (740) 283-8530 or contact us online for more information