WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

Supplemental Nutrition Program

WIC staff 

WIC is a health and nutrition program that helps families eat well and stay healthy and has demonstrated a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, child growth and development.

To schedule an appointment, call 734-544-6800

Information about hours and locations 

  

 

Did you know?

WIC Helps Increase Voter Registration Rates!

 

In 1993, Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act, AKA “Motor Voter Act” to make it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration.  As a result of this legislation, WIC staff around the nation offers voter registration to all participants at certification and recertification appointments (at a minimum every 6 months), and when a change of address occurs.  Participants may accept or decline, but all adults entering our office are offered the opportunity.  WIC staff mail in the completed forms or participants can take the forms home and mail them in themselves.   We submit an average of 20 voter registration forms per week to the County Clerk’s office. 

 

To be eligible for the WIC Program applicants must meet eligibility requirements:

 

What services are provided? 


WIC food packages

Provide supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk.

Provide supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk.

 

Nutrition Education assists participants with:

  • Infant and toddler feeding
  • Breastfeeding
  • Prenatal weight gain
  • Anemia or iron deficiency
  • Child growth and development and other nutrition related health issues.

To access nutrition education online, go to www.wichealth.org . For easy step-by-step instructions for online education, click here.

 

 

 

 

High Risk Nutrition Counseling.

Registered Dietitians provide individualized high risk nutrition counseling for participants with special medical conditions or nutrition-related health issues.

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Health Care Referrals.

Referrals for immunizations, substance abuse counseling and treatment, prenatal care, smoking cessation, lead screening, the Healthy Kids/MI Child program, and more.

 

 

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support.

  • Helping women feel comfortable about breastfeeding
  • Tips on how breastfeeding can work around a busy schedule
  • The involvement of family, friends and the community to make breastfeeding a success
  • Provide breastfeeding peer counselors to provide mother-to-mother counseling and support. In addition, WIC provides educational resources and breast pumps for returning to work or school

 

Information on immunizations:

 

 

More information on the Washtenaw County WIC Program:

 

 

 

How do you report WIC fraud and abuse?

If you know a store or participant that is cheating or abusing WIC, call this toll-free hotline:

1-800-CALLWIC

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any  public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

En Espanol:

De acuerdo con la lay federal y las politicas del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, sigal en ingles), se le prohibe a esta institucion que discrimine por razon de raza, color, origen, sexo, edad, or discapacidad.

 Para presentar una queja sobre discriminacion, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Ajudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratis al (866) 632-9992 (voz). Personas con discapacidad auditiva o del habla pueden contactar con USDA por medio del Servicio Federal de Relevo (Federal Relay Service) al (800) 845-6136 (espanol) o (800) 877-8339 (ingles). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos.

 

last updated May 22, 2013 

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