WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM:
WIC is a supplemental food program that provides education and other services to families. By participating in the WIC Program, you will receive valuable nutrition information and education, such as:
- Using WIC foods to improve health
- Getting the most from your food dollar
- Infant and child growth and development
- Eating healthy during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Education and support for breastfeeding
- Tips to help your child to eat well
- Referrals to other services
- Referrals to Health and Social Services: An added benefit of the WIC Program is screening for other health concerns and referrals to other appropriate health and social services. Our staff help to guide participants to other local resources based on need. Our Oneida Community Resource guide is included here for reference..
WIC ELIGIBILITY FACTS
- Many working families, students, and military families qualify.
- A pregnant woman counts as two family members.
- The WIC Program uses the same income guidelines as free and reduced price school lunches.
- Fathers, guardians and foster parents may apply for WIC for their children under age 5.
Ready to apply? Call our office at 920-869-4829.
WIC Breastfeeding Services:
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: Our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor gives mother-to-mother support and advice regarding breastfeeding. She can also provide tips on how breastfeeding can work around a busy schedule. Breast Pump Guidance: WIC provides educational resources and breast pump guidance for mothers who meet certain criteria. Visit our Breastfeeding Services page for more information on breastfeeding.
Referrals to Health and Social Services:
An added benefit of the WIC Program is screening for other health concerns and referrals to other appropriate health and social services. Our staff help to guide participants to other local resources based on need. Our Oneida Community Resource guide is included here for reference.
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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, (AD3027) 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:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected]. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.