Nutrition Education and Counseling
The Tri-County Community Action Agency Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, healthcare referrals and nutrition education for 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.
Our team of highly trained nutritionists, lactation consultants and support staff are available to provide nutrition education, counseling services, referrals and so much more! We can provide services in English and Spanish. We also have access to translation resources for many other languages including sign language.
Upon enrollment into the WIC program, we will complete a nutritional assessment for you and your eligible family members. We will then offer education on healthy eating, monthly vouchers for nutritious foods including eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, beans, tuna, fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads, rice, iron fortified cereals, and juice as well as many other valuable resources. Breastfeeding and lactation support and education are also available through the WIC program.
Studies show that pregnant women who participate in WIC have:
- Fewer premature births
- Fewer low birth-weight babies
- Fewer fetal and infant deaths
- Prenatal care earlier in pregnancy
- Consumption of more key nutrients like iron, protein, calcium and vitamins A and C
WIC helps ensure:
- Infants’ and children’s normal growth
- Anemia levels are reduced
- Increased immunization rates
- Improved access to regular health care and social services
- Improved diet
* Based on Family Size
1 – $22,311 annually
2 – $30,044 annually
3 – $37,777 annually
4 – $45,510 annually
5 – $53,243 annually
6 – $60,976 annually
7 – $68,709 annually
8 – $76,442 annually
For more information on the Tri-County WIC Program, contact us at 401-351-2750 extension 6.