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Wome/Infants/Children (WIC)

 

Call the Knox County Health Department for an appointment at 309-344-0319

 

WIC's mission:

To safeguard the health of modest income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutri tion risk by providing nutritious foods to supple ment diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

 

Population Served

  • Pregnant women;
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday);
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after the birth of an infant or after preg- nancy ends);
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday);
  • Children up to their 5th birthday.

 

Benefits

  • Supplemental nutritious foods;
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics;
  • Screening and referrals to other health, housing and social services;
  • Well Child Exams, Immunizations and Lead Screening.

 

 

Wome/Infants/Children

 

Who is eligible for WIC?

 

Pregnant or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible.
They must meet income guidelines, a State residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.