ITCN WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition
education for qualified pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding
postpartum women and to infants and children up to age five.
Since its beginning in 1974, the WIC Program has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful Federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States. Collective findings of studies, reviews, and reports demonstrate that the WIC Program is cost-effective in protecting or improving the health/nutritional status of women, infants, and children.
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages provide supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk.
WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services for millions of low-income families, and it plays a crucial role in improving lifetime health for women, their infants, and young children.
Most WIC peer counselors talk with new moms in the WIC clinic. They come to WIC during the regular clinic hours to visit one-on-one with new moms and help them feel more confident with breastfeeding.