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Woman, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
617 South Street
Utica, NY 13501
301 W. Dominick Street
Rome, NY 13440
WIC offers a variety of nutritious foods to low-income women, infants and children. WIC also offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals.
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You can receive WIC benefits if you meet all four of these requirements:
You must be
- A pregnant woman of any age;
- An infant or child up to five years of age;
- A breastfeeding mother of a baby that is up to 12 months of age, OR.
- A mother of a baby that is up to six months of age.
- You must be a resident of New York State, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
- You must meet the income eligibility guidelines OR be receiving benefits from Food Stamps, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
- Your medical or nutritional needs must be assessed by a WIC professional to determine which benefits are available to you.
Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool online at USDA to find out if you might be eligible for WIC
Call our office for an appointment or call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.
Utica: (315) 798-5066
Rome: (315) 356-4755
Utica Office: 617 South Street, Utica, NY 13501, 315-798-5066
Rome Office: 301 W. Dominick Street, Rome, NY 13440, 315-356-4755
We also offer clinics in Camden, Holland Patent, Oriskany, Vernon, Waterville, Sauquoit, Boonville and at Mohawk Valley Community College.
The WIC Program promotes breastfeeding because it's the best food for your baby. Learn more about breastfeeding and support available to you at WIC
Breast Feeding Information, Breast Feeding Partners. Materials available in multiple languages.
WIC foods are low fat, high fiber, and include vegetables and fruit, lower fat milk, and whole grain breads and cereals. Packages are different if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, formula feeding, or for children.
During the summer months, you may be eligible for the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program.
Did you see the new MyPlate? Check it out here
Website answers questions and gives tips about food groups, physical activity, weight loss and empty calories.
When you call to make an appointment, A WIC representative will tell you what documents you need to bring. See samples