WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children offered through the Broward County Health Department. It provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and referrals for health care.
Who is eligible for the WIC program? Women who are pregnant, have recently been pregnant, are breastfeeding, have infants and children under the age of five years, who have a low or moderate income, are at nutrition risk (for example, underweight, overweight, low birth rate, prematurity) and live in Broward County.
How can eligible women apply? In Broward County, call WIC at (954) 767-5110, (954) 767-5111 or visit http:// browardchd.org. The local WIC office will schedule a date and time for a WIC certification visit. At this visit, the household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed to determine if she and her children are
eligible for WIC.
How does the WIC program help participants? WIC’s purpose is to improve the clients’ health by providing nutritional support during critical periods of growth and development by offering healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care, immunizations and community services at no cost for qualified applicants. Each WIC client’s nutrition needs and interests are identified through a nutrition assessment, and then foods are prescribed to help meet the individual client’s nutrient needs.
For more information on WIC services and foods, visit http://browardchd.org