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WIC

Goals and Objectives

Goals and objectives of the WIC program are to provide comprehensive nutrition assessments, education and counseling, food assistance and referral services to low income, eligible women (who are pregnant and post partum), infants and children (until their 5th birthday) so that women can deliver healthy babies, children experience normal growth and development and to help families make healthy food choices.

WIC

WIC is a federally-funded program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-related health problem. The WIC program provides supplemental foods, appointments with registered dietitians, referrals to other programs and breastfeeding support services. During an appointment clients can expect a review of their medical history, nutritional intake, anthropometric screening, hemoglobin and lead testing. This comprehensive assessment leads to the issuance of a modifiable food package that may include milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, peanut butter, dry beans/peas or canned beans/peas, and fruit or vegetable juices, fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain choices. For infants who are not breastfed formula is available along with jarred fruits, vegetables, meats and infant cereal. Special formulas are available for infants when their doctor provides written documentation that indicates specific medical diagnoses such as a premature birth.

Do You Qualify for WIC?

If you are looking to find out if you quality for the WIC program you can go directly to the "Client Connect Portal":

www.michigan.gov/wiccc

The request will go directly to the clinic nearest you, and staff at that site will then contact you to schedule an appointment.

United States Department of Agriculture Non-Discrimination Statement

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: 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:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

Additional Information

  1. Income Guidelines
  2. Nutrition Education on the Internet
  3. What does WIC Provide
  4. For Medical Providers
  5. Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding
  6. Fraud and Abuse
  7. Maternal Health Connection Flier
  8. Maternal Infant Program Information Flier
  9. Special Formula Food Request Form
  10. Breastfeeding Classes in your Area
  11. WIC Clinic Locations Flier
  12. Voter Registration Form

Contact Us

Deborah Wendt
Program Manager
734-727-7107
dwendt@waynecounty.com

Diane Ewell
Breastfeeding Coordinator
734-955-3905
dewell@waynecounty.com

Schedule Appointments at 734-727-7156
Breastfeeding Support line 734-727-7105
Special Formula Needs 734-727-7070