The New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong, making sure that your family has what they need to live a healthy life.
WIC provides you with basic, healthy foods to assure that your family is getting the nutrition they need. Foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, juice, peanut butter, and cereal are available for your family. In October of 2009 new foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, and soy options became available.
But that’s not all. The WIC Program also provides nutrition, breastfeeding, and health education as well as other services for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.
WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent, or other legal guardian of a child under five, you can apply for WIC.
We’ll show you how to make healthy, affordable meals for your family with nutrition tips and recipes.
We help in giving your baby a healthy start. Through our prenatal education and food vouchers, we can help feed your baby long before delivery.
Health Care Referrals
We want you to have the medical help you need. Get referrals for immunizations, health care and other programs like Medicaid and Healthy Kids.
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your new baby. We offer breastfeeding support, education and counseling.
Parents often worry about their child’s eating habits. Our WIC nutritionists can give you advice for all of your nutritional concerns.
Tracking your child’s growth will help you understand their health and development.
CURRENT INCOME GUIDELINES
The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 185% Income Poverty Guidelines, effective May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:
WIC PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
|For each additional family member add:||$7,733||$645||$149|
Check the income guidelines to see if you qualify for WIC. If your household’s total gross income is less than or equal to the amount listed you may be eligible. (Note: if you are pregnant, add one person to the size of your household.)
How to Apply for WIC Services
Find a WIC clinic closest to you at www.signupWIC.com, or call the State WIC Agency at 1-800-942-4321; OR
You can now use an online WIC Pre-screening Tool to see if you are eligible for WIC services. The Tool asks several questions about residential and income eligibility for WIC services. Visit the USDA's WIC Program at www.fns.usda.gov/wic and click on the "Am I Eligible?" banner on the page. As you proceed through the tool, you will also be able to see which WIC agency in NH to call for an appointment.
Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong through the NH WIC Program. The WIC Program has locations statewide and income eligible families are encouraged to apply. WIC Nutrition Services also administers other health and nutrition programs.
WIC Food Packages Time for a Change: WIC families receive more variety and healthier choices in their food items, including fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and infant foods.
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support a public awareness effort to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding for both a mother and an infant as well as to provide resources and support to women breastfeeding.
SNHS is the local WIC agency for Hillsborough County.
Greater Manchester Communities, call
Call: 1 (800) WIC-4321 or 1 (800) 942-4321
Or visit: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp/wic/
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:
The explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights legislation 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 of 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 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 of 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:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
- Highly qualified staff
- Developmentally appropriate activities
- Individualized program designed to fit each child’s needs
- Accepts NH Child Care Development Fund Scholarship
- Work with families to address special health and nutritional needs
- Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack provided
- Full day child care is available for pre-school children in Nashua, Manchester and Hillsborough.
- Extended day child care services are available on site for enrolled Head Start children.
- Infant and toddler care available in Nashua and at our Early Head Start centers in Manchester and Nashua.
Child Care Aware can help!
SNHS provides Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) services as Child Care Aware of New Hampshire. These services educate and support families, providers and the community regarding their child care needs. With regional outreach offices throughout the state, Child Care Aware of NH provides families with the consumer education, resources and referrals they need to find child care through free and confidential referral services. Child Care Aware of NH provides targeted technical assistance and support to child care providers and programs.
They develop and maintain a database of child care providers and programs, and provides child care training opportunities to enhance professional development. Child Care Aware of NH also advocates for quality, affordable child care for families and better wages and benefits for child care providers.
- FREE referrals to child care providers who meet the needs of you and your family
- Information about how to choose high quality child care
- Referrals to other community agencies if you have concerns about your child
- Information about financial assistance to help pay for child care
For Early Childhood Professionals:
- Information and support for licensing, credentialing, and accreditation
- Quarterly newsletter
- Director and Leadership Collaborative Groups
- Conference and training opportunities
- Resources and information about local, state, and national child care related issues
- Technical Assistance and Support
- Professional Development
The services described here are offered under an agreement with the State of NH-DHHS-DCYF-CDB with funds provided in part by the State of NH. Please keep in mind that CCR&R provides information NOT recommendations. CCR&R does not endorse any specific program or provider. It is your responsibility to choose the option that best suits your needs and those of your child.
Child Care Aware
Regional Outreach Office Locations & Staff
Child Care Aware of NH Outreach Office
Child Care Resource, Referral & Consultation
Training & Technical Assistance
|Main/Southern Regional Outreach Office
88 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060
|(603) 578-1386, ext. 31 or
|(603) 578-1386, ext. 32 or
|Concord Regional Outreach Office
25 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301
|(603) 227-6381 or
|(603) 227-6383 or
|Northern Regional Outreach Office
448 White Mountain Highway
Tamworth, NH 03886
|(603) 323-7091 or (603) 752-1327 or 1(855) 393-1731
|Eastern Regional Outreach Office
21 McKinley Street
Rochester, NH 03867
|(603) 330-0962 or
|(603) 330-0961 or
|Western Regional Outreach Office
24 Opera House Square
4th Floor, Suite 403 (Moody Building)
Claremont, NH 03873
|(603) 903-0830 or 1(855) 393-1731
To search for care on-line using our automated system, please go to
www.nh.childcareaware.org and click on “families”
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program designed to foster the healthy development of preschool children and their families.
Child Development Services
- Quality preschool education to promote school readiness skills;
- Ongoing developmental screening and assessment to meet the varying needs of children;
- Activities to build social and self-help skills.
Health & Nutrition
- Work with families to address special health and nutritional needs;
- Provide healthy meals and snacks;
- Health & nutrition screenings.
- Parenting support and education;
- Parent involvement opportunities and social activities;
- Support with access to needed community services.
Program Options (vary by area)
- Traditional part-year Head Start;
- Head Start with extended day childcare.
- Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 30th;
- Income eligibility requirements for Head Start programming;
- No cost for part day programming;
- NAEYC and Licensed Plus designated centers.
- Individualized services provided to meet the needs of children with disabilities
- Staff supports families in identifying transportation resources
UPDATE: HEAD START MONITORING REVIEW
From 5/20/2012 to 5/25/2012, Administration for Children and Families conducted an on-site monitoring review of the Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Based on the information gathered during our review, it was determined that your Head Start and Early Head Start programs are in compliance with all applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards, laws, regulations and policy requirements. Accordingly, no corrective action is required at this time.