WHAT IS WIC- WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children under the age of 5.
WHAT FOODS ARE PROVIDED- The foods provided through the WIC Program are designed to supplement participants’ diets with specific nutrients. WIC authorized foods include infant cereal, baby foods, iron-fortified adult cereal, fruits and vegetables, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, soy-based beverages, tofu, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, canned fish, whole wheat bread and other whole-grain options. For infants of women who do not fully breastfeed, WIC provides iron-fortified infant formula. Special infant formulas and medical foods may also be provided if medically indicated.
OTHER BENEFITS- Program benefits include more than food. Participants have access to a number of resources, including health screening, nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, immunization screening and referral, substance abuse referral, and more.
HOW TO USE BENEFITS- The Utah WIC program provides vouchers that participants use at authorized food stores. A wide variety of State and local stores cooperate in providing the food and health care benefits, and 46,000 merchants nationwide accept WIC vouchers.
Curious if your eligible? Try this WIC pre-screening tool HERE.
ELIGABLE? WHAT TO DO NEXT- Those who are interested in applying for benefits should contact their State agency to request information on where to schedule an appointment. Applicants will be advised on what to bring to the appointment in order to verify eligibility.
Kanab WIC office located in the Southwest Public Health Department:
445 N Main St, Kanab, UT 84741
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