The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and healthy foods to:
- WOMEN who are pregnant, who are breastfeeding their babies, or who have given birth in the last six months
- INFANTS newborn to 12 months
- CHILDREN age 1-5 years
Healthy Foods you or your children may receive are: milk and cheese; infant formula; iron-rich cereals; eggs; dried beans or peanut butter. Healthy foods help children grow and develop normally. Good nutrition helps to protect your whole family against health problems. Nutrition Education gives you personal tips to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your and your family’s health. This includes information on:
- eating healthy during pregnancy
- learning about breastfeeding and getting started after baby is born
- healthy eating for mom after baby has been born
- when to start baby on foods besides breastmilk or formula
- smart grocery shopping
Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to receive a breastpump if returning to work or school. Click here to learn about our Breastfeeding Support Services.
WIC services are provided by appointment only at two sites in Lexington. To make an appointment, call one of the numbers below (for every WIC visit, you need to bring personal identification, proof of income — like a pay stub and your home address):
- Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike, (859) 288-2483
- WIC Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road, (859) 899-5260
Click here to learn about WIC Income Guidelines: 185% of Poverty, Effective April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017.
Brochures & Handouts:
- What is WIC? Who is it for?
- Be a Healthy Mom [Espanol]
- Let’s Moove: Mooving to lowfat/fat free milk
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- TV Time: Helping WIC Families Make Better Choices [Espanol]
- Recommended Immunizations, Birth to Age 6
- Vacunas recomendadas para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de edad
- Kentucky Child Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)
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 here, 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: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.