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Services: WIC

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for low- to mid-income families. WIC provides supplemental nutritious food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children under age 5. WIC currently serves approximately 3,000 people every month in Lebanon County. Every dollar invested in WIC saves the taxpayer about $3.00 in future health-care costs. WIC is an equal opportunity provider. This project is funded under contract with the PA Department of Health using funds provided by USDA. To learn more about the WIC program, visit Pennsylvania WIC‘s website.

Nondiscrimination Statement

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:

(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

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Eligibility

Pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children from birth to 5 years of age who have been determined to have a nutritional risk (poor eating habits, obesity, or underweight) and meet income guidelines. See 2015–2016 WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Note: Expected babies are counted in family size.

Additional Services

  • WIC Staff is available for speaking engagements and training as requested, including our WE CAN (Way to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) program for preschoolers and parents of preschoolers.  see our WE CAN Flyer
  • Any WIC participant has the opportunity to register to vote during their visit.

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Evening hours by appointment only.

Resources

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Blankets, Booties & Bibs

All infants born to mothers enrolled in WIC during pregnancy receive a free blanket, booties, and/or bib set to welcome the newborns and to thank the new mothers for their WIC participation. The blankets, booties, and bibs are donated by members of the community.

For more information or to donate to the Blankets, Booties, and Bibs program, please contact WIC at 717-273-6940.

Breastfeeding Peer Outreach

Women who had positive breastfeeding experiences are trained and certified to encourage, support, and educate pregnant and breastfeeding moms about the benefits of breastfeeding. Information is provided at WIC appointments and through a series of telephone contacts after the baby is born. A breastfeeding support group is available and is held on an as-needed or requested basis. The support group is free of charge and open to any WIC participant who is currently breastfeeding or pregnant. Breastfeeding babies are welcome!

Eligibility

Pregnant or breastfeeding women enrolled in WIC

Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

The FMNP occurs annually beginning June 1st and ending November 30th. During these months, participants of WIC that are determined to be nutritionally at risk are provided vouchers to receive fresh fruits and vegetables from participating farmer’s markets (a list of the participating markets is also provided). In addition to receiving the vouchers, participants are provided with nutritional education and counseling on the importance and use of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Eligibility

Pregnant, breastfeeding and post partum women and children who are currently enrolled in the WIC program.

Need help finding local Farmer’s Markets? Use the Penn State Extension’s newest publication, FARM FRESH.

Clean Air for Healthy Children Program

Clean Air for Healthy Children is designed to educate individuals on the dangers of smoking and second hand smoke. Learn more.

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If you are at risk, we will be offering a FREE program which will meet weekly beginning June 21, 4:30-6pm.  Call 273-6741 ext. 310 to register

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