Southern New Hampshire Services has announced that the eWIC program is now available through its WIC (Women, Infants and Children) clinic locations in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) has been updated and expanded in New Hampshire to make the nutritional service more accessible to those who need it.
The update to the systems includes a WIC Card which can be scanned at agencies and vendors for a faster, easier and more secure transaction process.
Moving to eWIC provides a more positive experience for both WIC families and the retailers that serve WIC participants. It is secure and easy to use, and allows families to purchase food as needed, as opposed to purchasing everything on the paper voucher at once.
eWIC was introduced in New Hampshire earlier this year at Goodwin Community Health Center in Somersworth. WIC clinic locations throughout the state are now offering eWIC at their locations.
The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program aims to provide nutrition education and foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong.
Striving to make services more accessible by including eWIC cards enable many more families and people to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
WIC services in New Hampshire are not limited to food packages; nutrition counseling, breastfeeding consultation, referrals and health screens are all available at WIC locations.
To access WIC services in New Hampshire, a family must be income eligible, reside in the service area, and be nutritionally at risk as determined by a staff nutritionist. Shifting towards the incorporation of technology in the process will enable more eligible individuals to access the nutritional programs.
WIC services available through Southern New Hampshire Services in the greater Manchester area and Rockingham County can be accessed by calling (800) 256-9880; residents in Nashua can call (877) 211-0723 to reach WIC clinic staff.
Complete WIC program information, including income guidelines, can be found at https://www.snhs.org/programs/health-food-nutrition/women-infants-and-children-wic.Information on WIC programs located in other areas of New Hampshire can be found at Signupwic.com.