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WIC is one of the federal government's most successful programs. Studies have shown that pregnant women who participate in WIC have longer pregnancies leading to fewer premature births; have fewer low or very low birth-weight babies, experience fewer fetal and infant deaths; seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy; and consume more of such key nutrients as iron, protein, calcium and vitamin C.

WIC also helps to assure children's normal growth, reduces levels of anemia, increases immunization rates, improves access to regular health care and improves diets. Four and five-year-olds whose mothers participated in WIC during pregnancy had better vocabulary test scores than children whose mothers have not received WIC benefits. Children who participated in WIC after their first birthday had better digit memory test scores than children who did not participate in WIC.

 

What is WIC?

WIC is the nation's most successful and cost effective public health nutrition program. We provide wholesome food, nutrition educationand community support for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or post partum, and for infants and children up to 5 years old. Please click on the link below to see a video that explains more.

VIDEO - Getting to Know WIC

 


 

FOOD. EDUCATION. SUPPORT. YOU GOT THIS.

We give moms the resources, knowledge and tool they need to be the moms they want to be.

 

HEALTHY FOOD

WIC provides monthly checks for healthy food, such as:

Food with calcium for strong bones and teeth - Milk, Yougurt, Cheese, Soy Beverages

Grains with iron for energy, and folic acid for healthy growth - Cereal, Brown rice, Corn or whole wheat tortillas, Whole grain bread

Fruits and vegetables to keep your heart and weight healthy - Fruit or vegetable juice, Fresh fruits and vegetables

Foods with protein for strong muscles and healthy skin - Dried or canned beans, peas, lentils, Eggs, Canned fish, Peanut butter

Iron fortified foods for infants who need it - Baby foods, Infant cereal, Infant formula

 

NUTRITION EDUCATION & BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

We support and educated moms to help them breastfeed successfully. We offer guidance on how to shop for healthy food, how to prepare it and how to entice children to eat it. We provide access to information including:

  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Breastfeeding tips
  • Eating tips for your child
  • Parenting tips
  • Healthy recipes

A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

We're a network built for moms. We connect them, we educate them and we learn from them. Our community consists of:

  • Nutritionists
  • Lactation specialists
  • Breastfeeding peer counselors

REFERRALS

We can introduce moms to resources outside of WIC including:

  • Healthcare professionals, OBGYN's and dentists
  • Immunization services
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Social services


 

ALL CAREGIVERS ARE WELCOME

We talk alot about moms. But we offer support to anyone - working or not - who cares for a child including:

  • Moms
  • Single fathers
  • Grandparents
  • Foster parents
  • Step Parents
  • Guardians

 

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

We're here for mom and caregivers more than you think - in fact, we serve over half of all infants born in the US. To get WIC assistance, participants:

Should be pregnant or have infants or children under 5 years old

May be in need of income assistance

Can be receiving other benefits like foster care, medical assistance, or SNAP

 

NEBRASKA WIC INCOME GUIDELINES
Effective July 2017 

 

Family Size

Annual Income Monthly Income Twice Monthly Income Bi-Weekly Income Weekly Income
 1 22,311 1,860 930 859 430
2 30,044 2,504 1,252 1,156 578
3 37,777 3,149 1,575 1,453 727
4 45,510 3,793 1,897 1,751 876
5 53,243 4,437 2,219 2,048 1,024
6 60,976 5,082 2,541 2,346 1,173
7

68,709

5,726

2,863

2,643

1,322

 


 

 

 

How do I apply?

Contact the WIC Progam by calling:

Grand Island: (308) 385-5188

Central City: (308) 745-0780 ext. 132

Hastings: (402) 462-9242

Loup City: (308) 745-0780 ext. 136 or 137

O'Neill: (402) 336-4298

STATE OFFICE: (800) 736-7491

 


 

Nondiscrimination Statement

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or ((202) 260-1026  (local).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

"De acuerdo con la ley Federal y la poliza del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), en esta institucion es prohibida la discriminacion basada en raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o incapacidad.

Para presentar una queja sobre discriminacion, escriba al Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos a la siguiente direccion: US Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 o llame al (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local) USDA es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades."

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