Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
The New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, 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 fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese, eggs, juice, peanut butter, and whole grain options are available for your family. WIC also provides alternative options for families with dietary restrictions such as soy products and gluten free options. In October 2018, SNHS transitioned to EWIC, replacing the paper vouchers with a new debit card. Moving to EWIC provides a more positive experience for WIC families. 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.
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 healthy foods, 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 June 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:
WIC PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
|For each additional family member add:||$8,177||$682||$158|
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:
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