WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
WIC 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 2,100 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 the USDA. To learn more about the WIC program, visit Pennsylvania WIC’s website.
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“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”
Blankets, Booties and 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! Support via ZOOM is available on the 1st Monday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. provided by WIC.
Farmers 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 farmers 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.