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Women, Infants & Children

WIC is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children.

WIC provides supplemental, nutritious foods for low to moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding  and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five who are at nutrition risk.  These foods are rich in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C.  These are key nutrients commonly lacking in the diets of the WIC targeted population.

Breastfeeding promotion and support are integral parts of the WIC program.  Our agency has trained personnel who are ready to assist mothers in making informed decisions about infant feeding choice and in instructing them in the basics of breastfeeding.

Participants in the WIC program must meet the following criteria:  

Be a resident of Florida or receive health care in Florida.  Undocumented immigrants   are eligible to apply as long as they reside in this state.

Be at nutrition risk.  The assessment of nutrition risk is made by a nutritionist or other health professional, usually at the local WIC office at no cost to the participant.

Be income eligible. The family's income must not exceed 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines.  A person currently receiving Medicaid, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), or Food Stamps automatically meets the income eligibility requirement regardless of actual gross income.

Standards for eligibility and participation in the WIC Program are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.

Information/Appointments: (850) 983-5250

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