WIC Office Lorain Ohio
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition education program conducted through the Ohio Department of Health. provides suppplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breast-feeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five.
Who is eligible?
- Pregnant women
- Post-Partum women, up to 6 months post-partum
- Breast-feeding women
- Infants and children up to 5 years old
- In nutritional need
- Living in Lorain County
What are the benefits of enrollment?
- Supplemental nutritious foods
- Nutrition counseling for yourself and child
- Referrals for yourself and your family to other health care programs such as prenatal and child health care.
- Breast-Feeding support
What type of food does WIC supply?
- Pregnant, breast-feeding, postpartum women, and children over 1 year can get milk, eggs, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and more. Infants can get supplemental formula and/or baby food and infant cereal.
WIC does not provide all the food you will need. WIC is just a supplemental program.
What happens at a WIC appointment?
- Proof of income, identification, and proof of pregnancy papers are checked
- Measurements of height, weight, and blood iron are checked.
- A Nutrition Educator tells you if you or your child are eligible- she talks to you about how to plan a healthy diet, how to save money when you shop, and how to cook with WIC foods.