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What You Will Receive

ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:

• Screening for nutrition and health needs
• Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health
• Food Instruments to buy foods that help keep you and your
 children healthy and strong
• Referrals to doctors, dentists, and programs like Food Stamps, 
 Healthy Start and Head Start

WOMEN RECEIVE:

• WIC Foods
• Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and  
 breastfeeding
• Breastfeeding Support

INFANTS RECEIVE: 

• Breastfeeding support or infant formula
• Immunization referrals
• Parents/caretakers receive information on taking care of babies 

CHILDREN RECEIVE: 

• WIC Foods
• Immunization referrals
• Parents/caretakers receive information shopping, recipes,
 tips on feeding your child

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WIC: 

• Premature births reduced
• Low birth weight reduced
• Long-term medical expenses reduced

FOOD BENEFITS:

• Milk and cheese
• Vitamin C-rich juices
• Iron-rich cereals
• Eggs
• Dried Beans or Peanut Butter
• A baby may receive infant formula, infant juice, and infant cereal

Food Prescription

 

Last Updated 10/21/2009
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