WIC --The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children
The WIC Program provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and health screenings to income-eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and to infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. All program participants receive nutrition education regarding appropriate foods to eat during pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy and childhood to promote optional growth and development. WIC promotes breastfeeding as the optimal method of feeding an infant. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available to provide support and encouragement to breastfeeding mothers. WIC provides referrals to social service and health care providers.
WIC participants receive a food prescription in the form of a voucher that can be redeemed at authorized stores. Foods provided include those high in iron, calcium, vitamin A and C (such as milk and cheese), cereals high in iron, fruit juices, peanut butter infant cereal and juices.
WIC clinics are located throughout Belknap, Coos, Grafton, and Merrimack Counties with convenient daytime, evening and weekend hours.
For information call 225-2050 (Concord) or 1-800-578-2050.
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