WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under the age of five.
Who is WIC for? (Click to find out)
WIC participants enjoy benefits such as:
Referral to other health and social agencies
For Women-Pregnant or postpartum
Women in the WIC Program eat better and have healthier babies.
For Infants- Birth to 1 year of age
Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
For Children- 1 year to 5 years of age
Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and Vitamin C, which helps them develop strong minds and bodies.
Food benefits include items such as:
Whole grain bread, tortillas, and brown rice
Fruits and vegetables
Dried canned beans and peas
Cereal, milk, and 100% juice
Eggs and cheese
Baby food and baby cereal
Contact the Mid-Shore WIC Program at 410-479-8060 or 866-551-2139.
As families with babies navigate the shortage of powdered infant formula, here are some things to keep in mind and resources to help locate formula.
You should not water down formula, try to make formula at home, or use toddler formula to feed infants. It will not have the nutrients your baby needs.
Don’t discard formula unless it is expired or is part of the recall. Check your formula’s lot code to see whether or not it was affected by the recall. https://www.similacrecall.com/us/en/product-lookup.html
Call your OBGYN or pediatrician to see if they have in-office samples or can suggest a similar formula that may be more readily available in stores and is nutritionally similar to your infant’s typical formula.
If you are a Mid-Shore WIC participant, please call us at (410) 479-8060 to discuss what formula options are available to you.
Non-WIC participants can use the formula finder tools located on the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.hhs.gov/formula/index.html
Serving Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties
Joyneka Moals, Director
Ph: 410-479-8060 Fax: 410-479-4417
First Floor, Rm. 175
August 2017. WIC in Caroline County was honored by the USDA with the Loving Support Award of Excellence (Gold).
83 WIC agencies, throughout the Nation, were recognized for their excellence in promoting and supporting breastfeeding activities. Congratulations!
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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