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WIC Has New Income Guidelines

Effective July 1, 2012, the income guidelines to qualify for the WIC program have expanded allowing more families eligible to be on the program. In October of 2009 the Nebraska Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) expanded its food packages to include more healthful foods. The revised food packages boost WIC’s efforts to promote optimal nutrition and breastfeeding, and better accommodate participants with cultural preferences.
The new expanded food package includes fresh fruit and vegetable vouchers, 100 percent whole grain bread, brown rice, canned beans, dairy alternative soy products, tuna and salmon, tortillas and jarred baby food.
Additionally, breastfeeding women will receive enhanced food packages and more food for their infants over six months of age. They will continue to receive breastfeeding support and counseling, health-care referrals and access to breast pumps.
In addition we now offer the support of a PEER Councilor, a WIC participant who has been successful with breastfeeding, has received additional education related to successful breast feeding and will be available one on one to help pregnant women and new moms be successful with breast feeding their new baby!
WIC provides healthy food at no cost and nutrition information to help keep pregnant women, infants and children under five healthy and strong.
You are eligible if you live in Nebraska, are pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or child under five years of age. Fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.
You may qualify if you are within income guidelines however you automatically qualify for WIC if you currently receive ADC, Food Stamps, Kids Connection or Medicaid. Blue Valley Community Action WIC program provides service monthly in York, Seward, Geneva, Milford, Crete and David City.
To schedule an appointment or obtain more information on how to qualify for WIC, please call 1-866-907-4014.

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