The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health screenings, and nutritious foods to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and preschool children. The goal of the program is to promote healthy living, and all participants are seen regularly by a nutritionist. Food benefits include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and other healthy options.
WIC is available to income eligible pregnant and postpartum women for up to six months after birth, breastfeeding mothers up to twelve months after the baby is born and children up to age five (5).
- Ages Served: Infants and children from birth to age 5. 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 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 one of the programs listed). 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
- 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 manuals or electric breast pumps as needed
- Breastfeeding mothers are eligible for extra 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 everyday Missing bullet point Some WIC sites provide free oral health screenings including flouride treatment, sealants, temporary fillings and education on good oral health.
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,
If English is your second language or you have a disability, there are free language assistance or other aids and services available upon request. Please contact us at 603-225-2050 or 1-800-578-2050 or TTY/TDD 1-800-735-2964 so that we can arrange these for you.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint,a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDAOASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number,
and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- E-mail: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.