WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children up to the age of 5 eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. It is necessary to understand the importance of proper nutrition, because the assimilation of food, and with it PFC, affects prenatal development, the condition of a woman during breastfeeding and, in principle, her recovery after birth. You can read more about it at essays-service.com. WIC is the “Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.”
- Health screening.
- Nutrition and health education.
- Breastfeeding tips and support.
- Help getting other services and finding resources in our area such as health and dental care.
- Checks for nutritious foods. These foods provide high levels of protein, iron, calcium and vitamins A and C- promoting health, growth and development
- Farmers Market and Farm Stand vouchers; additional vouchers which can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized Farmers Markets and Farms Stands in Washington State.
Call the number below or 1-800-322-2588 to find out how to sign up!
Pacific County Public Health and Human Service Department’s Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutrition program serves close to 600 clients at three Pacific County locations:
- South Bend: 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive (Pacific County Annex), South Bend, WA 98586; 360-875-9343
- Long Beach: 7013 Sandridge Road, Long Beach, WA 98631; 360-642-9349
- Grayland: 2424 State Route 105, Grayland, WA 98547; 360-367-8343
You are eligible for WIC if you:
- Live in Washington State, and
- Are pregnant, a new mother, or a child under five years of age, and
- Meet the income guidelines below.
click on Washington WIC website for current income guidelines
- If you receive Basic Food Program benefits, Medical Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) you are income eligible for WIC.
- Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are income eligible for WIC.
- A woman who is pregnant is counted as a family of two. If she is having twins, she is counted as a family of three.
Find out more:
Find out more at: Washington State WIC Program or call (800) 322-2588. WIC is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated by the Washington State Department of Health. WIC is an equal opportunity program.
Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Contacts
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