WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care to income eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who have had a baby in the past 6 months, infants and children up to 5 years of age. Nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables and iron-fortified formulas to non-breastfed infants are provided. Participants redeem WIC food vouchers at authorized retail grocery stores and pharmacies. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (link to the right) funds the WIC Program.
The Ross County Health District operates WIC clinics in Ross County at 150 E. Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio and in Pickaway County at 465 E. Ohio Street, Circleville, Ohio. To apply for the WIC program please call the Ross County WIC Clinic at 740-702-6709 or the Pickaway County WIC Program at 740-474-4274. You must meet income requirements or receive a medical card from Ohio Job and Family Services (link to the right). Income requirements are based on family size.
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