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WIC

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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The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




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