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WIC Participants:  Interested in doing your nutrition education requirement online?  Visit www.wichealth.org.  This website is available in English and Spanish.  Wichealth.org has great information and can be done at your convenience.  Completed certificates can be printed and brought into the WIC office or emailed to: wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org.

New WIC information NEW UPDATED WIC FOOD LIST Attention WIC Participants! The WIC Food List has recently been updated. Please review before redeeming benefits. As a reminder, please use the BNFT app scanner. If you have any questions, please contact us at 708-237-8958.

WIC Food List in English Download a printable version of this flyer in English

4870 WIC Food List in SpanishDescargue una versión imprimible de este volante en español.

WIC information sheet in English Download a printable version of this flyer in English

WIC en español Descargue una versión imprimible de este volante en español

WIC EBT Card

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Welcome to WIC!

WIC Remote and Curb-Side Service Available

January 2022- Due to the increasing COVID-19 numbers, WIC will continue to provide services remotely and offer Curb-Side service. For further information, please contact our WIC Frontline Staff at 708-424-9200 x2158.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

The WIC program is a special supplementary food and nutrition program sponsored by the USDA. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, along with nutritious foods and referrals. WIC services pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children (until 5 years of age). Additional information may be obtained at www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-eligibility-requirements.

The Stickney PHD WIC Program welcomes participants who meet the following criteria:

Be an Illinois resident

Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman

Be an infant or child through 5 years of age

Meet income guidelines

Have a medical or nutritional need

If you are interested in finding out more about the WIC Program or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at (708) 424-9200 x2158 wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at my WIC appointment?

You will be seen by the WIC Intake Staff who will verify all of your information and explain WIC to you. Next, you will be seen by the WIC CMA, who will take your height, weight, and hemoglobin finger stick (if required). The WIC Nutritionist will assess for health and /or nutrition risk factors provide nutrition information and make referrals. Food benefits are prescribed, downloaded, and explained.

What kind of nutritious foods will WIC provide?

WIC Food Packages vary depending on category (Pregnant, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Infant and Child). Food packages may include:

Milk
Cheese
Yogurt
Tofu
Eggs
100% unsweetened juice
Cereal
Canned tuna or pink salmon
Whole grain choices of: whole wheat bread & buns, whole wheat pasta, soft corn tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, brown rice, bulgur or oatmeal
Vouchers for fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables
Peanut butter
Dried peas, beans or lentils
Infant formula
Medically prescribed formula
Infant cereal
Baby food jars of fruit and vegetables

Can I still work and be on the WIC Program?

Yes.  The WIC Program follows the 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

Can I be receiving LINK (food stamps) and WIC at the same time?

Yes.  Your LINK Card is not reduced because you are participating in the WIC Program.

How do I get in touch with the WIC Program?

If you are interested in finding more out about the WIC Program or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at:  708-424-9200 x2158 or wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors:

Breastfeeding counselor

Meet Stephanie, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Hello! I’m Stephanie and I’m one of the breastfeeding peer counselors. I am currently breastfeeding my 10 month old daughter and pumping breastmilk for my son! As a mom of 2, each of my breastfeeding experiences were very different. My goal is to provide breastmilk to my children for as long as possible. I’d love to support your feeding goals, maybe there is something you have heard about breastfeeding, feel free to ask any questions! I will be happy to share my experience with you and I would love to hear from you and support you during yours.

For breastfeeding support and information or any questions please contact our WIC Office @ 708-424-9200 x2158.


Breastfeeding counselor Nicole's Children

Meet Nicole, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Hello all! Some of you may already know me, but if not, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Nicole, one of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors here at Stickney WIC. I’m here to talk with you about your breastfeeding goals. As a mother of 3, I’ve been there for those long days/nights of breastfeeding.

With my first child, I didn’t know a thing about breastfeeding. Google was my friend and I did, what I believe, was the right way of breastfeeding. I breastfed my oldest for 4 months. By the time my second child was born, I was enrolled in a class to become a counselor. I had learned a lot!

Around that time, I was working 3 jobs, and both breastfeeding and pumping. It was a challenge for sure! I ended up breastfeeding my son for 14 months! When I was pregnant with my third, I was determined to go much longer. However, around our 7 month journey into breastfeeding, I ended up with mastitis. Something I would NEVER wish on my worst enemy. My daughter had stopped latching and I began pumping.

By the time we had gotten to our 9 month mark of breastfeeding, my body was starting to “quit” on me. Production had gone down a lot, and I felt like I was forcing my body, willing it to make more milk. I had ended my journey, both sad that I wasn’t ready, yet happy because I had made it this far. It’s not an easy feat for sure. So I’ve been there, done that. You have questions, and I have some answers. So please stop in and ask us questions!

For breastfeeding support and information or any questions please contact our WIC Office @ 708-424-9200 x2158.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations 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 or 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 Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint.,
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:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU.
(USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA
discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA
por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632- 9992.
Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax:(202) 690-7442;
ocorreo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

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