Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

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WIC

Providing Nutrition and Healthcare Needs

The Tri-County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offers nutrition education, supplemental foods, and healthcare referrals for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breast-feeding postpartum women, and children from infancy up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Our team of nutritionists, lactation consultants and support staff meet with parents and their families to provide nutrition education and counseling on healthy eating habits.

The WIC Program helps ensure that infants and children are meeting normal growth rates and development milestones. A family that participates in WIC programs have better access to healthcare and social services, have healthier diets, have higher rates of immunizations, reduced anemia risk, receive prenatal care earlier in pregnancy, and have lower rates of low birth weight.

In additional to nutrition education, lactation support and healthcare referrals, the WIC program provides monthly food and formula assistance for families. This is in the form of electronic benefits available on the “WIC-EBT card” and can be used to purchase infant formula and healthy foods such as eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, beans, fruits, vegetables, iron fortified cereals and other foods at participating grocery stores.

WIC services are available in English, and Spanish, and translation services are available for many other languages, including ASL.

The WIC Office is located at 1130 Hartford Avenue, Johnston.

El programa especial de nutrición complementaria para mujeres, bebés y niños (WIC) de Tri-County ofrece educación sobre nutrición, alimentos complementarios y derivaciones para la atención médica de mujeres elegibles embarazadas, en el período de postparto ya sea que amamanten o no, y niños hasta los 5 años que se detecte que están en riesgo nutricional.

Nuestro equipo de nutricionistas, especialistas en lactancia y personal de apoyo se reúne con los padres y sus familias para brindar educación sobre nutrición y orientación referida a los hábitos saludables de alimentación.

El programa WIC ayuda a garantizar que los bebés y niños cumplan los índices normales de crecimiento y los hitos del desarrollo. Las familias que participan en los programas WIC tienen un mejor acceso a la atención médica y los servicios sociales, una alimentación más saludable e índices más elevados de vacunación, se reduce el riesgo de anemia, reciben atención prenatal en el inicio del embarazo y tienen índices más bajos de bajo peso al nacer.

Además de la educación sobre nutrición, el apoyo para la lactancia y las derivaciones para la atención médica, el programa WIC proporciona asistencia para alimentos y leche de fórmula mensualmente a las familias. Esto se hace mediante los beneficios disponibles en la “tarjeta WIC-EBT”, que puede usarse para comprar leche de fórmula para bebés y alimentos saludables tales como huevos, leche, queso, mantequilla de maní, frijoles, frutas, verduras, cereales fortificados con hierro y otros alimentos en las tiendas de comestibles participantes.

Los servicios de WIC están disponibles en inglés y español, y hay servicios de traducción disponibles para otros muchos idiomas, incluida la lengua de señas estadounidense (ASL).

Para obtener más información sobre el programa WIC de Tri-County o para programar una cita, póngase en contacto con nosotros al 401.351.2750, extensión 6. Todas las citas por WIC se realizan por teléfono en este momento debido a la pandemia actual de COVID-19. No habrá ayuda mediante cita en la oficina hasta próximo aviso.

La oficina de WIC está ubicada en 1130 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919.

 

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For more information on the Tri-County WIC program, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 401.351.2750, extension 6. All WIC appointments are being conducted over the phone at this time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no appointments help in the office until further notice.

For more information on the Tri-County WIC program, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 401.351.2750, extension 6.

WIC services are available in English, and Spanish, and translation services are available for many other languages, including ASL.

1130 Hartford Avenue

1130 Hartford Avenue

Johnston, RI 02919
  • Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)
  • Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Open every other Saturday by appointment only.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.