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Did Coronavirus change you family's income? You may qualify for WIC

Posted on: December 23, 2020
Tags: WIC
WIC

Contributor(s): Tyler Adams

 

The Butler County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program is a Supplemental Nutrition Program that serves income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up for five years old who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.   

 

The goal of the WIC program is to prevent nutrition-related health problems.  It tackles this goal by providing breastfeeding education and support, healthcare/social service referrals, and nutritious foods such as eggs, milk, cereal, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and infant formula.

 

To receive WIC you must:

  • Live in the County where you apply
  • Be pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum (Having a baby less than 6 months old)
  • Be an infant or child up to 5 years old
  • Be income eligible

***Fathers can apply for their infant and children, up to 5 years old.

 

The supplemental foods received through WIC are different from other supplemental food programs.  WIC participants meet with Registered Dietitians and are prescribed specific foods and quantities to meet their specific nutrition and health needs.  WIC benefits are supplemental and should not be relied upon as emergency food when other resources have been exhausted.

 

For more information on the WIC Program click HERE or contact the Butler County WIC location nearest you.

Butler County WIC locations:

Hamilton
210 S 2nd Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
513-896-7022

Middletown
1036 S Verity Parkway
Middletown, OH 45044
513-705-9040

Oxford
10 N Locust Street, Suite A
Oxford, OH 45056
513-280-5092
***Wednesdays only. Walk-ins between 8:30-3:30.

Hamilton West
903 NW Washington Blvd., Suite A
Hamilton, OH 45013
513-454-1456