Nevada WIC Program
Women, Infants, and Children

Nevada WIC Nutrition Program

WIC’s Mission:

To safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

 

 

What WIC Does

Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services are provided to low-income women, infants, and children under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC.  WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children who are found to be at nutritional risk.  The results of studies conducted by FNS (Food and Nutrition Service) and other non-government entities prove that WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs.  Click here for Nevada WIC eligibility guidelines.

Nevada WIC Services Include

Nutrition Education

We will help your family create healthy habits and reach your family’s nutrition goals with healthful tips, recipes, and support.

Nutritious Food

We will show you how to create healthy, affordable meals with the WIC Food Package by focusing on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your newborn.  We offer breastfeeding support, education, and counseling.

Community Referrals

We want you to have the community and healthcare assistance you need.  We provide referrals for immunizations, health care, and other programs.

Counseling

Parents often worry about their child’s eating habits.  Our qualified nutritionists and staff can give you professional nutrition and wellness advice.

Health Screening

Tracking your child’s growth will help you understand their health and development.

For more information please contact Laura Ruesch at 775-289-6113 ext 122, email her at elywic@yahoo.com or visit her in person at 435 South 13th Street, Ely, Nevada.

Please visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service for further information on the WIC program.

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