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What is WIC?
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that serves income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk.

The WIC program provides participants with:

NUTRITION EDUCATION
We will help your family create healthy habits and reach your family’s nutrition goals with helpful tips and a range of health and nutrition services that help participants put healthy behaviors into action. Services are customized to each family’s needs and interests.

NUTRITIOUS FOOD
The WIC food package is based on the latest nutrition guidelines to promote optimal health and well-being for you and your family. The WIC foods are low in fat and high in fiber, provide nutritional variety and help to promote a healthy weight. Every food package is individually tailored to meet the participant’s specific nutritional needs.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
WIC offers breast feeding support, education, and counseling. Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to support the growth of your child while nurturing a bond that will last a lifetime. Mother’s milk has everything a baby needs to grow and stay healthy.

COMMUNITY REFERRALS
We want you to have the community and healthcare assistance you need. We provide referrals for immunizations, health care and other programs.

NUTRITION COUNSELING
Parents often worry about their child’s eating habits. Our qualified nutritionists and staff can give you professional nutrition and wellness advice.

HEALTH SCREENING
Tracking your child’s growth will help you understand his or her health and development.

It is this combination of education, supplemental foods, and referrals to health care providers which allows WIC to make a difference. The WIC program staff work with health and social service professionals to ensure the best health care possible.

Summer Food Programs

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Breastfeeding

Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) was established by Congress in 1992, to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets. Women, and children that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits or who are on a waiting list for WIC certification are eligible to participate in the WIC FMNP. State agencies may serve some or all of these categories. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs may be purchased with FMNP coupons. State agencies can limit sales to specific foods grown within State borders to encourage FMNP recipients to support the farmers in their own States.

Nevada's 2019 Farmer's Market Nutrition Program will run from May through September 2019. It will be in Clark County, Washoe County, and Carson City areas only. Please contact Gina Gimenez at: (775) 684-3963 or ggimenez@health.nv.gov if you have any questions or would like further information. 

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      Nevada State WIC Administration Office
      400 W. King Street, #300
      Carson City, NV 89703
      Phone: (775) 684-5942
      Fax: (775) 684-4246

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