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Citrus County WIC & Nutrition Services


Registered, licensed dieticians are available for:baby

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (diet counseling) for special medical needs including diabetes, gestational diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

  • Weight reduction counseling.

  • School-health and county-health nutrition advisory services.

  • Public education programs


WIC is a nutrition education and special supplemental food program for women, infants and children.

Description of Services:

  • WIC provides checks for purchasing healthy foods to supplement the diet, (milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, beans and/or peanut butter).

  • Nutrition counseling

  • Breastfeeding support (Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors)

  • Referrals for immunizations and health care.

Eligibility Requirements

Categorical Eligibility extended to:

  • Pregnant women

  • Breastfeeding and postpartum women

  • Infants and children under 5 years of age

Other Requirements

  • Income must be below 185% of poverty.

  • Have a nutrition need that can be helped by WIC foods and nutrition counseling.

Certification Requirements

  • Height and weight measurements and blood test for hemoglobin.

  • Proof of income or current eligibility in Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF/TCA

  • Proof of identity and residency in Florida.


CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT and for more Information.


Inverness Health Department 352-726-5222
120 N. Montgomery St, Inverness
WIC Inverness hours of operation as as followed: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 8-11 & 1-4 and Thursday afternoon between 1-4


Lecanto Health Department 352-527-8490
3700 W Sovereign Path, Lecanto
WIC Lecanto hours of operation are as followed: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 8-11 & 1-4


Crystal River Health Department 352-795-2261
117 NW US Hwy 19, Crystal River

WIC Crystal River hours of operation are as followed: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8-11 & 1-4 Also please note WIC in Crystal River opens Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 9am



Newsletters and Flyers

New! Soda News (English and Spanish) Updated 8/7/2012

New! Portion Size Placemat (English and Spanish) Updated 8/7/2012

New! Food Safety Handout (English and Spanish) Updated 8/7/2012

Rise and Shine It's Breakfast Time flyer (English and Spanish)

A Healthier Smile for you and your family flyer (English and Spanish)

Choose & Prepare Foods lower in Salt and Sodium flyer (English and Spanish)

Eat Right with Color newsletter

Be Physical Activity each day flyer (English and Spanish)

General Nutrition

www.eatright.org American Dietetic Association

www.diabetes.org American Diabetes Association

www.mayohealth.org Mayo Clinic Health Information

www.womenshealth.gov The National Women’s Health Information Center


WIC and Breastfeeding

www.myflorida.com Florida WIC and Nutrition (click on Health)

www.fns.usda.gov/wic/ National WIC Site

www.breastfeeding.com Breastfeeding information, Stories, Q & A

www.llli.org La Leche League International, Breastfeeding Information


Children, Teens, and Families

www.smartmouth.org Interactive, fun, nutrition site for children and families.

www.dole5aday.com Fun site for kids to learn about fruits and vegetables






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