WIC is the Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. This program provides
nutrition education and counseling
breastfeeding promotion and support
health care and social service referrals including referrals for
supplemental nutritious foods for low and moderate income pregnant,
postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children
serves infants, children up to 5 years old, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women
in the first 6 months after giving birth. Eligibility is based on both income and
nutrition risk. Income eligibility is set at 185% of the federal poverty
guidelines. Nutrition risk eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to,
anemia, factors associated with high risk pregnancy, nutrition related medical conditions,
or inadequate growth patterns. Applicants are required to show current proof of
income, identity, and address at time of appointment.
WIC provides foods rich in
protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Food checks, redeemable at WIC
approved grocery stores, are given to participants on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Women
and children receive checks for milk, cheese, eggs, fruit or vegetable juice,
iron-fortified cereal, and beans or peanut butter. Women who are exclusively
breastfeeding also receive carrots and tuna. Non-breastfeeding infants receive
WIC offers free interactive
breastfeeding supoort classes every Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:30 at the Roberts &
Stevens Medical Center on 1515 Old Bainbridge Rd. (map)
- the latest news on breastfeeding your baby (or baby to be!).
- Fathers and children are welcome!!!
WIC provides individual
nutrition and diet assessment and counseling to all participants. Participants art
taught the relationship between eating nutritious foods and keeping themselves and family
healthy. Eating right during pregnancy is an important factor in helping to ensure a
normal birth weight baby.
Nutrition staff provide nutrition counseling to
primary care patients that have been referred from private and public health care
providers. Nutrition classes and/or presentations are conducted for local schools,
churches and agencies.
Southside Community Health Center
872 W. Orange Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310 (map)
Roberts & Stevens Medical Center
1515 Old Bainbridge Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303 (map)
Franklin County Health Department
12th Street and
106 Fifth Street East
Jefferson County Health Department
1255 W. Washington St.
Taylor County Health Department
215 Peacock St.
Perry, FL 32347
Madison County Health Department
800 Third Street
Madison, FL 32340
Wakulla County Health Department
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville, FL 32327
For appointments to any of the
please call 850-606-8300
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