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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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with
Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil
rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and
employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs
are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin,
sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights
activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program
information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language,
etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for
benefits. Individuals who are
deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through
the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages
other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA
office, or write a letter addressed to USDA
and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To
request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your
completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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