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What is W.I.C.
WIC is a nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children.
WIC provides the following at no cost:
Nutrition education and counseling
Referrals for health care
Breastfeeding women may receive extra cheese, dry beans, juice, tuna fish, and carrots.
The WIC target population are low income, nutritionally at risk:
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to six (6) weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)
Breastfeeding women (up to infants 1st birthday)
Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 53% of all infants born in the United States
Children up to their 5th birthday.
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.
WIC is not an entitlement program as Congress does not set aside funds to allow every eligible individual to participate in the program. WIC is a federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds each year for the program. Rosebud WIC encourages all eligible participants to apply for WIC and makes every effort to secure funding for WIC participation through USDA.
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