Women Infant Child Nutrition Program
WIC is a nutrition program that helps clients eat well and stay healthy.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL
989 743 2383
WHAT IS WIC?
The WIC program provides:
Michigan WIC Bridge Card benefits to buy healthy foods.
Support and help with breastfeeding
Referrals to health care, immunizations, and other programs.
WHO IS WIC FOR?
Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who recently had a baby. You can stay on WIC for one year after your baby is born if you are breastfeeding, or for six months if not breastfeeding.
Infants from birth to one year of age
Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday.
Must live in Michigan and meet health, and income guidelines.
Clients who live in a homeless facility, shelter, or institution shall be considered eligible for the WIC Program and shall be treated equally with all other eligible clients.
WHAT FOODS CAN I GET WITH MY MICHIGAN WIC BRIDGE CARD?
BREASTFEEDING IS BEST!
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. Breast milk has just the right amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals for your baby. It helps protect your baby from infections and illnesses. It also helps your baby's eyes and brain develop. Breastfeeding is good for moms too. Breastfeeding helps you lose weight and keeps your bones healthy and also lowers your risk for breast, cervical and ovarian cancer. WIC Breastfeeding mother's receive larger food packages and can receive benefits for one year, vs. 6mo. for non breastfeeding mothers.
Healthy newborns do not need water, sugar water, or formula. They only need mother's first milk, colostrum.
For more information on breastfeeding or to find out about educational opportunities you can contact the Breastfeeding peer counselor at: 1-989-743-2428
SHIAWASSEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
TOLL FREE: 1-800-859-4229
149 E. Corunna Ave. Corunna MI 48817
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Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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 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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider (2015)