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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC Supplemental Food Program
WIC is a Federally funded supplemental nutrition program available to low-income pregnant and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to 5 years old. WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, breast feeding promotion and support, nutritious foods, and help in accessing community resources to clients enrolled in the program.
The food packages provided by WIC align with the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans by increasing fiber through whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and by reducing the saturated fat and cholesterol intake for women and children over the age of 2 years.
WIC is also an advocate for the promotion and support of long-term breastfeeding and delaying the introduction of semi-solid foods until 6 months of age in accordance with the feeding practice guidelines of The American Academy of Pediatrics.
WIC Shopping is Easier!Electronic Benefit Transfer (called eWIC) began in 2016. In this system, an eWIC card replaces the paper food vouchers that had been used in the past for food benefits and redemption at authorized WIC grocery stores. Click here for more information.
Office Hours:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Please call to make an appointment.
Contact Us*For information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call 203-854-7885.
More Information about WIC, Nutrition, and Breastfeeding
For Healthy Habits and Nutritional Information, please visit these websites:
Connecticut WIC Information
MyPlate Guidelines for Nutrition
National WIC information
For information on breastfeeding and pregnancy, please visit these websites:
Breastfeeding Information (International)
Breastfeeding Information (Connecticut)
Support Throughout Pregnancy
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