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Kansas WIC Program

What is WIC and what is the purpose of WIC?
WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC stand for Women, Infants and Children. For further information, check out the website.

Who's Eligible?
WIC clients must meet WIC income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional need. WIC serves Kansas residents who are:

  • Pregnant

  • Breastfeeding mothers, up to baby's first birthday

  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby's birth

  • Infants

  • Children under five years of age

Many working people are eligible for WIC and don't realize it. For example, in 2014:

  • a household of 2 can have a gross income up to $29,101 a year

  • a household of 4 can have a gross income up to $44,123 a year

 

WIC impacts Kansas families and counties

WIC serves over 70,000 Kansas residents in 103 counties across the state. The approximate cost of monthly food benefits provided to WIC clients is;

  • Pregnant Women: $70.00

  • Breastfeeding mothers, up to baby's first birthday: $90.00

  • Breastfed infants up to 6 months old: Priceless breast milk

  • Breastfed infants 6 - 12 months old: Priceless breast milk + $90.00

  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to 6 months after baby's birth: $53.00

  • Infants (fully formula fed): $140.00

  • Children under five years old: $60.00  

WIC Approved Foods

WIC checks can be used to buy healthy food at over 350 authorized grocery stores statewide. Examples of WIC foods include:

fruits and vegetables cheese
milk baby food
whole grains infant formula
eggs peanut butter
cereal canned or dried beans
fruit juice canned tuna or salmon
yogurt  

Breastfeeding
Meade County has a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor to provide education and support for WIC mothers. She is available to breastfeeding mothers inside and outside clinic hours and the clinic environment. Call the Health Department for details.  

WIC IS NOT A WELFARE PROGRAM... it is a nutrition program.
We will accept out of county residents. 
Call and schedule an appointment today!  620-873-8745

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 individualís 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.

 

The Meade County Health Department prohibits against discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation or all or part of an individual's income.

620-873-8745

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