Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

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The Tri-County WIC program, located at 1126 Hartford Ave., Johnston will be closing permanently as of May 31, 2024. All clients of the Tri-County WIC program will be transitioned to another local WIC location. All appointments scheduled during the Month of May will be kept, however, all appointments after May 31 have been canceled.

We are working with the State WIC program to assist clients in transitioning to a new WIC site. If you have questions about this transition, please contact us at (401)351-2750, x6, or visit health.ri.gov/wic to find a list of alternative WIC locations.

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Providing Nutrition and Healthcare Needs

The Tri-County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) offers nutrition education, supplemental foods, and breastfeeding support to income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding 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 developmental milestones. Families that participate in the WIC program 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 premature and low-birth-weight babies.

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

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

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.

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

1126 Hartford Avenue

1126 Hartford Avenue, Johnston.

Johnston, RI
  • 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,  this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complianant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

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

2. Fax: (202) 690-7442 or (202) 690-7442

3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.