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WIC is a federally funded supplemental food and nutrition education program for women (pregnant, breastfeeding or up to 6 months postpartum), infants and children to the age of five that provides vouchers for nutritious foods, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health care. At WIC clinics, each participant receives nutrition education and is issued a set of checks listing certain foods for that month. The checks are redeemed at local stores contracted to accept WIC checks. By providing some of the foods needed daily for good health, WIC can help you stretch your food budget. Nutritionist at the WIC clinic can help you plan healthy meals for your family, advise on infant feeding, children's diet needs, and the food needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women.


WIC also employs a certified lactation consultant, and peer counselors who are available after normal clinic hours to help with topics relating to breastfeeding such as nutrition facts, positioning, and returning to work. WIC has electric and manual breast pumps available for special needs.


Nutritionists at the WIC clinic can help you plan healthy meals for your family, advise on infant feeding, childhood feeding issues, and the dietary needs of growing families.


"Your child has you and you have WIC"


To enroll in WIC


If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like to make an appointment, please Contact Us or go to WIC Strong at the link below.


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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at 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: (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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


For more information about the WIC Program visit the following website:

 WIC Strong


WIC is funded by the USDA and New York State Department of Health

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