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WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps income-eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to five years of age, who are at risk for health problems due to inadequate nutrition.
The program improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies and reducing infant mortality by reducing the number of low birth weight babies.
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, wholegrain foods, fruit, vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula. WIC also provides referrals to prenatal and pediatric healthcare and other maternal and child health service programs.
WIC Director: Valerie Wilson MS, RDN, LD, CLC
For more information or to see if you are eligible for WIC services, call us at 330-343-5555 x 1540 or email us at WICTuscarawas@odh.ohio.gov
WIC Breastfeeding Program
The WIC Staff consists of three Certified Lactation Consultants and a Breastfeeding Peer Advocate. WIC offers breastfeeding support and education*. In addition, yearly events such as All About Mom and the Big Latch On feature opportunities for breastfeeding education, networking, and support.
*Times/dates may vary. Please contact us at (330) 343-5555, ext. 1330 and visit us at www.facebook.com/tchdnow/ for details.
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