What is WIC?
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.
The program improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies; reduces infant mortality by reducing the incidence of low birth weight (infants under 5 ½ pounds are at greater risk of breathing problems, brain injuries and physical abnormalities), and provides infants and children with a healthy start in life by improving poor or inadequate diets.
Nutrition Education & Supplemental Foods
Nutrition education and prescribed food packages are how WIC affects the dietary quality and habits of participants. WIC provides supplemental foods that are rich in nutrients most often lacking in diets. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cereal, eggs, baby food and milk are some of the nutritious foods prescribed by the WIC dietitians. Click here to review the WIC Authorized Foods List.
Health Screenings & Referrals
WIC health screenings and assessments include height, weight and hemoglobin measurements, evaluation of diet and a review of medical history, including childhood immunizations. WIC health professionals prescribe the appropriate foods based upon their assessments and make referrals to other health care providers, as necessary.
Breastfeeding Education & Support
Breastfeeding education and support is an essential service and a national heath strategy to protect women, infants and children from adverse health outcomes and helps reduce health care costs. Community Action WIC promotes breastfeeding as the optimal way to feed infants for at least the first year of life.
Call the WIC clinic in Ashtabula County nearest you to schedule an appointment.
WIC clinics are located at:
Community Action WIC Clinic
4200 State Road, Ashtabula, Ohio
Monday – Friday
Conneaut Human Resource Center
327 Mill Street, Conneaut, Ohio
Geneva Community Center
72 West Main Street, Geneva, Ohio
1st, 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
Jefferson United Methodist Church
125 East Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Ohio
St. Mary’s Church
103 North Maple Street, Orwell, Ohio
1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month