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WIC Office Lorain Ohio

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition education program conducted through the Ohio Department of Health. provides suppplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breast-feeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five.

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant women
  • Post-Partum women, up to 6 months post-partum
  • Breast-feeding women
  • Infants and children up to 5 years old

Who are:

  • In nutritional need
  • Living in Lorain County

What are the benefits of enrollment?

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition counseling for yourself and child
  • Referrals for yourself and your family to other health care programs such as prenatal and child health care.
  • Breast-Feeding support

What type of food does WIC supply?

  • Pregnant, breast-feeding, postpartum women, and children over 1 year can get milk, eggs, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and more. Infants can get supplemental formula and/or baby food and infant cereal.
    WIC does not provide all the food you will need. WIC is just a supplemental program.

What happens at a WIC appointment?

  • Proof of income, identification, and proof of pregnancy papers are checked
  • Measurements of height, weight, and blood iron are checked.
  • A Nutrition Educator tells you if you or your child are eligible- she talks to you about how to plan a healthy diet, how to save money when you shop, and how to cook with WIC foods.

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