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
Meet income eligibility guidelines
Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman
Be an infant or child through 5 years of age
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens at my WIC appointment?
You will be seen by the WIC Clerk who will verify all of your information and explain WIC to you. Next, you will be seen by the WIC Nurse who will take your height, weight, hemoglobin finger stick (if required) and blood pressure (if required). The WIC Nutritionist will assess for health and /or nutrition risk factors provide nutrition information and make referrals. Food Instruments (coupons) are prescribed, produced, and explained. You may take the food coupons to any WIC approved store for redemption.
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:
100% unsweetened juice
Canned tuna or pink salmon
Whole grain choices of: whole wheat bread, soft corn tortillas, brown rice or oatmeal
Vouchers for fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables
Dried peas, beans or lentils
Medically prescribed formula
Baby food jars of fruit and vegetables
Whole Wheat Pasta
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 email@example.com