Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Resource Spotlight: WIC Program

What is WIC?

Women, Infants and Children, provides supplemental nutritious food, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion, and referrals to other agencies. It is for low-income pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding women and their children, up to age five. Participants must have a nutrition risk. They must also be at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. The program provides short term help to participants. WIC works with other health programs to better help participants. WIC’s help is important during critical times of growth and development. It works to decrease the risk of poor birth outcomes and to improve health.
Services provided by WIC:
  • Nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding help
  • Referrals to other community agencies

WIC Mission

They serve to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
Learn more about WIC and see how it can help you and your family.

There are 4 locations in Utah County: American Fork, Orem, Payson, and Provo. Click here to direct you to the clinic locations and contact information.

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