Women, Infants and Children

INDIANA WIC

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a nutrition program, nationally recognized as an effective means for improving access to nutritious foods, and promoting healthier eating and lifestyles.

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What is it?

OVERVIEW

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The WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) Program is a public health. nutrition program that has been working hard for over 45 years to help families have a healthier life. This is carried out by providing those that participate with nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding education and referral to health and other social services.

Below you will find information on who is eligible and the benefits to families participating in the WIC Program.

To find out more about the Indiana WIC Program, please visit https://www.in.gov/isdh/19691.htm.



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Who is Eligible?



  • Pregnant women

  • New moms (up to six months after delivery)

  • Breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery)

  • Infants

  • Children under the age of five

  • You must live in Indiana and meet income guidelines (higher than SNAP or Medicaid income guidelines)



WIC offers families:



  • Health and nutrition screenings and assessments

  • Tips for eating well to improve overall health

  • A WIC debit card to buy healthy foods to supplement dietary needs

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support

  • Health and social service referrals


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Who We Are

Healthy Beginnings offers programs aimed at prevention, education and early intervention to enhance the health and lives of infants, young children and pregnant and/or breastfeeding women. Healthy Beginnings is part of the Elkhart County Health Department.

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