Story by: WIC Staff
Welcome to The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program!
The Women, Infants and Children Program is a temporary assistance program for women, infants and young children who have a nutritional need for the program.
The Program Provides:
Nutrition Education - ideas to help improve eating habits.
Supplemental Foods - checks to buy specific foods for good health.
Requirements to be enrolled in this program mean a woman must be pregnant, breastfeeding or have recently delivered a baby. Children must be under five years of age.
*Be determined as a nutritional risk by a health professional
*Receive a health check up by staff
*Meet income guidelines
*Live in the state of Kansas
Women, Infants and Children Checks Are:
-Used like checks
-Used to buy specific foods
-Used at approved grocery stores
Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Foods:
-Eggs, peanut butter and dried beans and peas for iron and protein
-Juice for vitamin C
-Cereal for iron and folic acid
-Milk and cheese for protein, calcium and vitamins A and D
-Iron-fortified infant formula and cereal
Women, Infants and Children foods provide good nutrition for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and young children.
While You Are On The Women, Infants and Children Program
*You will not be discriminated against for any reason
*All information you provide will be kept confidential
*You will get monthly food checks
*You will receive nutrition education
*You will be encouraged to get regular health care
*Keep your appointments. If you cannot do so, contact Fort Riley 's Women, Infant and Children's agency.
*You will be expected to cooperate with the staff, follow agency rules and use your vouchers correctly.
*This is a temporary assistance program
*Participation is for a limited time
*Infants and children must be re-evaluated about every six months.
*Women will be re-evaluated after the baby is born. For breastfeeding women, evaluation happens again when the baby is 6 months old.
Eligibility evaluations are called Certifications. You will be told when an appointment is needed. At each certification you will be required to provide:
-Proof of address
-Proof of income
-Proof of identity
-Shot records for each child
You may no longer be eligible for services if...
-you misuse your checks
-you do not provide the staff with enough information to assess your eligibility
-you do not pick up checks
-you do not keep your certification appointment
-your household income increases above the maximum allowed
-you provide the Women, Infants and Children's Program staff with false information
If you move from the area served by your program, contact your Women, Infants and Children office and ask for a transfer card so you can stay on the program.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you disagree with any decision made by the local agency, you have the right to a fair hearing. Contact your local agency for fair hearing procedures.
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Closed 12:00-12:30 for lunch
Walk In Breatfeeding Clinic Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Army Community Service Building
Women, Infants and Children
7264 Normandy Drive, Custer Hill
South End Entrance
Fort Riley, Kansas 66442