Women, Infants & Children
The Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health screenings and nutritious foods to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to their 5th birthday. The goal of the program is to promote healthy living, and all participants are seen regularly by a nutritionist. Participants are provided nutritious and healthy foods.
WIC is available to income eligible women during their entire pregnancy, to postpartum women for up to six months after birth, breastfeeding mothers up to twelve months after the baby is born and children up to when they turn five (5).
Breast Feeding Support
About Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
Ages Served: Infants and children from birth to their fifth birth date. No age requirements for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women.
Income Guidelines: Must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. If a person can provide proof for Medicaid, food stamps or TANF, they are considered automatically eligible.
Geographic Area: Belknap, Coos, Grafton, and Merrimack Counties.
Program Cost: None
Other requirements: Must show proof of residency and income if not enrolled in Medicaid, TANF or SNAP/Food Stamps.
Must have screening by a nutritionist to determine nutritional needs.
- Most successful and cost-effective public health nutrition program.
- WIC provides wholesome foods, nutrition education, and community support for income-eligible women and children.
- WIC provides a monthly benefit to buy healthy foods at approved vendors.
- Healthy food choices include milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, dried beans, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and infant foods.
- Families receive an addition to their regular food package receive a Cash Value Benefit to purchase fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables.
- WIC provides convenient hours for working families including evenings, early mornings, and weekends.
- Participants receive health screenings that include measuring height and weight, and hemoglobin levels. Lead screening is also available.
- Breastfeeding peer counselors are available. WIC can provide manual or electric breast pumps as needed.
- Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to receive additional foods.
- Participants receive nutrition education and materials to support meal planning and shopping.
- Children at age three receive Fit WIC kits and information to promote physical activity every day.
- Some WIC sites provide free oral health screenings including treatment, sealants, temporary fillings and education on good oral health.
To schedule an appointment, complete the preapplication link online at https://www.nhwic.com/preapplicationportal
To locate a clinic closest to you, enter your zip code here http://www.signupwic.com/
Main office is located at 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Clinic services are provided in Alton, Ashland, Berlin, Bristol, Colebrook, Concord, Enfield, Franklin, Groveton, Hanover, Hooksett, Laconia, Lancaster, Lincoln, Littleton, Meredith, New London, Warner, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Woodsville.