W.I.C.

(Women, Infants, and Children’s Supplemental Food & Nutrition Program)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Those eligible to receive WIC are pregnant and breast-feeding women; women who have recently had a baby; infants from birth to 12 months; and children from 1 to 5 years who are also:

SERVICES OFFERED:

FOOD: Nutritious foods are provided to supplement and help improve the diet. Women and children may receive milk, cheese, eggs, juices rich in vitamin C, cereals rich in iron, and dry peas/beans or peanut butter.

NUTRITION EDUCATION: Nutrition education is offered to all WIC participants or their care givers. Common topics include nutrition during pregnancy, encouragement for breast-feeding, nutrition during childhood, and wise food shopping.

REFERRALS: An added benefit of the WIC program is screening for other health problems and referrals to other appropriate health and social services. Referrals may be for Medicaid, food stamps, immunizations, child health screening (EPSDT), family planning and more.

WHO PAYS:
WIC services are free to applicants and participants

HOURS:
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Monday by appointment.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday through Friday by appointment.

PHONE NUMBER:
(810) 987-8222 or (800) 26-BIRTH

E-MAIL:
WIC Education

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.
WIC Nondiscrimination Statement
Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.


MIBFN Quarterly Regional Network Meeting - March 23rd, 2017
Please join us for the next Michigan Breastfeeding Network's Quarterly Regional Network Meeting hosted by St. John River District Hospital. Members and non-members are welcome! Please RSVP here.


WIC Client Connect
Ever wonder if you can check your WIC benefits online? Well now you can with WIC Client Connect! Michigan WIC has this feature for participants. Client connect allows WIC clients to set up an account to access food benefit balances, request or check appointments and find out what to bring to the WIC office. Other options available on this website are growth charts and finding local WIC food vendors by zip code. Click on the link below to register for the WIC Client Connect account.
https://wiccp.state.mi.us/clientportal


Stick with WIC until age 5:
Many studies have shown that staying on the WIC program until the child turns 5 increases access to regular health care, Increases immunization rates, improve overall diet quality. As well as reduces the incidence of low iron anemia. WIC also helps reduce hospitalizations and Medicaid costs, helps ensure a child’s developmental readiness to enter kindergarten, and increase food security for low-income families.


March is National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month® and to celebrate, the Michigan Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program joins with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to remind us that each bite counts. This year's theme inspires us to start with small changes in our eating habits – one forkful at a time. Whether you are planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when eating out, Put Your Best Fork Forward to help find your healthy eating style.

Ways to Make Each Bite Count:

  • Create an eating style that includes a variety for your favorite, healthful foods.
  • Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
  • How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  • Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.

Nutrition Education at home… It’s Easy!
Save a trip to WIC! Complete your Nutrition Education at home. It’s as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. Create an account
  2. Complete a lesson
  3. Receive credit from your clinic

Visit www.WIChealth.org today!


WIC Breastfeeding Videos

WIC: Breastfeeding Support
Power Moms:

Useful Links

MDCH-WIC
USDA site
Nutrition Education site
My Community Dental Centers site
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