The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants, and children up to age 5. The mission of WIC is to improve the health status and prevent health problems among Ohio’s at-risk women, infants, and children. Call us for more information at (740) 383-5533.
We are here for YOU! Did you know WIC offers the following?
- Healthy foods and nutrition tips
- Community of support
By participating in WIC, you’ll receive nutrition education for yourself and your children, including great recipes. WIC is a great way to help you save money on feeding your family, ensuring babies and children grow up healthy!
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- Be present at your appointment and provide proof of identity
- Be residents of the State of Ohio
- Be determined by health professionals to be at medical/nutritional risk; and
- Meet income guidelines (185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines)
You can click here to use an online prescreening tool to determine WIC eligibility.
Individuals who receive a form of Ohio Medicaid, food assistance (SNAP), or Ohio Works First are automatically income eligible. WIC income guidelines are updated each year. Please contact our office for more information.
Ready to get started with WIC? Call the office at (740) 383-5533 or stop by our office at 181 S. Main St., Marion Ohio to schedule your appointment.
You’ll be asked to fill out paperwork at your appointment, but if you’d like to get a head start and fill out yours ahead of your appointment, you can print them here:
- Proof of income (current pay stubs, approval letter for Healthy Start, Ohio Works First, Food Stamps, or current Medicaid Card)
- Proof of address (utility or credit bill, or Ohio driver’s license)
- Proof of identity for you and any other applicants (birth certificate, driver’s license, Medicaid car, crib card, shot record)
- All family members applying for WIC services
- If pregnant, a doctor’s statement showing due date
- Children’s shot records
Have you ever faced questions and wished you had answers being new to motherhood? Maybe you’re expecting and have questions! There are many education websites available and advice available through WIC, however, now you can now visit Text4Baby! Please visit the Text4Baby website to learn more and to sign up.
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, and the Ohio WIC program promotes breastfeeding as normal and natural infant feeding. WIC offers a breastfeeding peer helper to assist you in meeting your breastfeeding goals, address concerns, give encouragement, and so much more!
We provide a Breastfeeding Basics Class that is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00am, where we cover the ins and outs of breastfeeding and how you can make it work for your own life. RSVP for this class by calling 740-383-5533.
- Ohio WIC Program
- WIC Works
- WIC Nutrition Education
- American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Kelly Mom
To find an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in your area go to www.ohio-olca.org
The information provided on these websites may not be written by a physician or health care provider. Always consult your health care provider or lactation consultant before making decisions regarding your individual situation.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.