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Building a Healthier Future for America's Children

What is WIC? 

This Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) up to 5 years of age is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors. WIC is a helping hand, not a handout. It is healthcare, not a welfare program. 

WIC is free!

All of the nutritious foods and services come at no cost to you.

What does WIC provide?
  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Supplemental foods
  • Referrals to health care and other social services 
Who is WIC for?
  • Infants
  • Children up to five years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women, until their infant’s first birthday
  • Postpartum women (anyone whose pregnancy has ended) up to six months afterward 

What are the benefits? 

  • Nutritious food
  • Nutrition counseling for you and your children
  • Money savings
  • Referrals to health care and other social services
  • Breastfeeding support

What are some of the beneficial effects of WIC?  

  • Helps assure children's normal growth
  • Reduces levels of anemia
  • Increases immunization rates
  • Improves diets
  • Improves access to regular health care

How do I qualify for WIC?

Review the eligibility requirements, locations and hours of operation for the WIC program. 

Nutrition Manager 

Kathy Lohrenz, (928) 317-4500 
Email: kathy.lohrenz@yumacountyaz.gov 

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