Your child has you - You have WIC!
There is no manual for parenthood. We can help you gather the information to create your own!
WIC gives parents the information, tools and support to be the mom/dad they want to be.
› FREE food - value of $60 per person each month
› FREE breastfeeding help with a certified counselor
› A professional to ask all your questions about feeding, diet and nutrition
› Someone to listen to your concerns
› A link to other community resources
To be eligible, you must:
› Be pregnant or
› Be up to 6 months postpartum (But if you're breastfeeding you qualify for up to ONE year postpartum)
› Have a child under the age of 5.
WIC is free if your family income meets these guidelines*:
› $21,978/year for 1 person
› $29,637/year for family of 2
› $37,296/year for family of 3
› $44,955/year for family of 4
› $52,614/year for family of 5
› $60,273/year for family of 6
› $67,951/year for family of 7
(Pregnant woman is counted as one + the number of infants expected.)
* A temporary decrease in income, such as during an unpaid maternity leave, may also qualify you and your family for WIC.
Where are the clinics located?
WIC clinics are available in Bellaire, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids, Gaylord, Mancelona, Pellston and Petoskey. Clinic hours are always 8-5pm, but some locations stay open until 7pm.
What foods are provided on WIC?
› Low-fat milk, cheese, and soy products
› Dried and canned beans and peanut butter
› Whole-grain cereals and whole-grain bread
› Real fruit juice
› Brown rice and whole-grain tortillas
› Canned tuna and salmon
› Fresh fruits and vegetables
› Infant foods, such as cereals, meats, vegetables and fruits
What else does WIC offer me?
› Provides immunizations and helps you keep track of what is due next
› Breastfeeding Classes
› Blood lead testing
› Fluoride varnish treatments and helps you know how to care for your child's teeth
› Project Fresh - $20 in free coupons to use at a local farmers market
› Gives you the chance to sit down with a Registered Dietician, something most insurance plans do not cover.
› Works with your doctor to provide you the right infant formula or specialty formula if needed
For more information or to make an appointment call: 1-800-432-4121
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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