Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 1:04pm

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains open to serve current and new families who enroll in the program.  A federal waiver has allowed WIC services to be provided over the phone until at least June 30, 2020. 

“With the federal waiver, we have been able to provide WIC services with minimal disruption,” says Katrina Harwood, WIC’s Public Health Supervisor. “This has allowed us to be available to serve more families who are currently experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.”

The WIC program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and healthy foods to families who are eligible.  Additionally, the WIC program helps connect families to other services such as health care, immunizations, food assistance, and child care.

To be eligible for the WIC program you must be a Wisconsin resident, be pregnant, recently have had a baby, or have a child under five years old, and meet income guidelines. To learn more about WIC eligibility, visit publichealthmdc.com/WIC or call 608-267-1111.

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