What is WIC
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is a federally funded program that provides healthy foods and nutrition counseling to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 30-year record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their long term health, growth and development.
WIC's Mission Statement
To assist eligible women, infants and children to achieve improved nutrition and health status by providing nutrition education, selected supplemental foods, and health referrals in a caring, supportive environment.
As a participant on WIC, you will receive:
• Nutrition Education
• Breastfeeding Support
• Free Healthy Food
• Referrals to other health and social agencies
At CCI- WIC you will learn:
• How to use WIC foods to improve your family’s health.
• About healthy tips for a healthy pregnancy.
• About healthy eating habits for your children.
• About breastfeeding benefits and techniques.
If you need a referral to another community program, please contact your local WIC Center or ask a WIC staff at your next appointment.
CCI-WIC at a Glance• Year CCI-WIC began: 1996
• Number of CCI-WIC Staff: 7 Registered Dietitians and 43 Nutrition Counselors
• Number of people served in FY 2011: 30,100+
• WIC locations: 5 in Montgomery County; 1 in Prince George’s County; 3 local hospitals (Holy Cross, Washington Adventist Hospital; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital .
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Better Nutrition Choices for a Brighter Future