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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:
      program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA- OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1) correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2) fax:
(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:
program.intake@usda.gov

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

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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