If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may help you.
WIC services are provided or coordinated by county health center staff. WIC provides nutritious foods, infant formula as well as nutrition and breastfeeding education. WIC also provides maternal, prenatal and pediatric health care services.
To apply for WIC you will need to bring the following items with you at your first WIC visit:
- Proof of household income, such as pay stubs, W-2 forms or current medical card(Medicaid/MCO)
- Proof of residence, such as current bill with your address, bank statement, lease agreement, mortgage agreement or current medical card(Medicaid/MCO)
- Proof of identity, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, social security card, shot record or current medical card(Medicaid/MCO)
WIC is known as one of the most successful nutrition intervention programs in the country, leading to healthier mothers and children. Research demonstrates that WIC has led to fewer premature births, higher birth weights, fewer infant deaths, more nutrient-rich diets and improved rates of immunizations and regular medical care.
Learn more: How to apply for WIC benefits at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/Applying+For+WIC.htm
Learn more: Read nutrition tips and recommendations for infants, children and mothers from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
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