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,
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: 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:
- 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.