What is WIC?
The Nebraska Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides healthy food at no cost and breastfeeding and nutrition information to help keep pregnant woman, infants and children under five, healthy and strong.
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Breastmilk is best for baby. Our helpful staff can offer support, education and answer all your questions about breastfeeding.
The WIC foods are specifically designed to provide vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, protein, fiber and whole grains. In addition WIC provides counseling on how to shop healthy and use your WIC foods. Learn how to eat healthy during your pregnancy and how to feed your children.
Helpful Referrals to other Resources and Programs
WIC can connect you with other important programs and services commonly needed by families with young children: doctors, health centers, clinics, dentists, immunizations, SNAP, ADC or Medicaid.
Who is Eligible for WIC? You are Eligible if:
- You live in Nebraska
- You are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently had a baby
- Infants and children under 5 years of age
- Have a nutritional risk
- Your gross household income is less than or equal to the income guidelines listed
- You are automatically eligible for WIC if you currently receive ADC, SNAP, Kids, Connection or Medicaid
- Fathers, guardians or foster parent may apply for WIC for their children
For a clinic near you, Visit our News and Events section and click on the events calendar for locations and dates
If you are eligible, you will receive checks to buy foods such as:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice or tortillas
- Dried or canned beans
- 100% fruit juice
- Peanut butter
- Tuna or salmon
- Baby food fruits and vegetables
- Iron fortified baby cereal
- Infant formula
Locations: Ainsworth, Atkinson, Aurora, Broken Bow, Burwell, Central City, Greeley, Loup City, O’Neill, Ord, Spencer, St. Paul, and Valentine
Contact Persons: WIC Coordinator 308-745-0780 ext. 132
Northern Counties – O’Neill WIC Office 402-336-4298 ext. 12
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