Connecticut State Department of Public Health

WIC

WELCOME TO THE CONNECTICUT WIC PROGRAM

 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

 

Who is eligible?


  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
  • Children up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).

What are the benefits?

  • Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child’s diet.

  • Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.

  • Referrals to health care and other social service programs.

  • An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement


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:

 

 (1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

              Office
of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

              1400
Independence Avenue, SW

              Washington,
D.C. 20250-9410;

  (2)        fax: (202)
690-7442; or

  (3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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