WIC

About WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

To safeguards the health pof low-income women, infants, and children up to age who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating and referrals to health care. 

If you are pregnant, have just had a baby, or have a child under the age of 5, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) could be able to help you.

BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELORS

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide mother to mother breastfeeding support and basic breastfeeding education to WIC Program mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This support includes one-on­ one counseling, information, and round the clock guidance for new mothers.

Our goal is to have healthier babies by increasing the length of time babies are breastfed. This service is provided to eligible mothers at no cost.

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

WHAT IS WIC?

WIC provides nutrition education and healthy foods to:

Women who are pregnant, who are breastfeeding their babies, or who have given birth in the last six months.

Infants: Newborn to 12 months

Children: Age 1 to 5 years

HOW DO YOU GET WIC?

Contact the WIC Program in your area or your county health department to see if you qualify.

Staff will:

Ask your identity and residence. You will be asked to show ID and proof of where you live.

Ask your household income to see if you meet income guidelines.

You will meet these if you show proof of any of these:

You receive KTAP, Food Stamps, or Medicaid, or

A pregnant woman or infant in your household receives Medicaid, or

A member of your household receives KTAP, or

Do a simple health and diet screening to see if you have a nutritional or health need.

WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE?

HEALTHY FOODS

NUTRITION EDUCATION – You will also get nutrition information to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your and your family’s health.

HEALTH CARE – WIC can help you find regular health care and childhood shots if needed.

BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION – The Powell County Health Department offers a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor to help WIC moms with all of your breastfeeding concerns. Contact Whitney Brewer at 606-481-8875

WHY IS WIC IMPORTANT?

Healthy foods help children grow and develop normally.

Good nutrition helps to protect your whole family against health problems.

WIC helps your community by building strong, healthy families.

 

Call the Powell County Health Department 1-606-663-4360 or

1-502-564-3827 for information on WIC.

https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dmch/nsb/Pages/wic.aspx

 

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.

Persons with 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 the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, 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:

(1)        mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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).

Who Qualifies for WIC

WIC Requirements

How to Apply for WIC

You will need to contact your state or local agency which is Powell County Health Department to set an appointment to get evaluated. Or you can call Toll Free.

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