Who does WIC serve?
Provides education and counseling to pregnant women and new moms. The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk:
- Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
- Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s first birthday).
- Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
- Infants (up to first birthday). WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the U.S.
- Children up to their fifth birthday.
What are the WIC benefits?
The following benefits are provided to WIC participants:
- Supplemental nutritious foods
- Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
- Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services
How do I apply?
To apply to be a WIC participant, you will need to contact the LCHD WIC Department at (740) 349-6474 to set up an appointment. When you call to set up an appointment, someone will tell you the location nearest your home and what you need to bring with you.