Nevada WIC Program
Women, Infants, and Children

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 is WIC

WIC is the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and provides nutrition and breastfeeding services and supplemental foods to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday. We offer a wide-array of nutrition education, personalized breastfeeding support, and referrals to other public health programs.

WIC gives you resources, knowledge and tools to help you and support your family. It’s free for moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents and all Nevada families who qualify. We work hard to get the right personalized support for you and your family. Click here for Nevada WIC eligibility guidelines.

What Does WIC Provide?

Nutrition Education

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

Healthy Foods

WIC foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, peanut butter/beans, cereal, juice, infant foods and formula.

Breastfeeding Support

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 laura.ruesch@lphsely.org 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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