Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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About the Program

WIC is the nation’s most successful public health nutrition program, providing healthy food, nutrition education, and community support to income-eligible pregnant women, mothers of infants, and children up to 5 years old.

We Serve

If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a mom with a child under 5, you can get the right personalized support for you and your family. All caregivers are encouraged to apply, including:

  • Moms
  • Pregnant women
  • Dads
  • Grandparents
  • Foster parents
  • Step-parents
  • Guardians

Caregivers with a low to medium income and those who are part of other programs such as foster care, medical assistance, SNAP, or ADC are eligible.

Counties Served

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Program Events

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – Milford

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – Crete

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – York

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Clinic – Hebron

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – York

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Clinic – Wilber

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – Crete

Healthy Food and Nutrition Tips

WIC helps you and your kids eat nutritious meals, providing:

  • Monthly benefits to buy healthy foods.
  • Tips on how to shop for and cook healthy foods.
  • Tips for picky eating.
  • More food if you breastfeed exclusively to help you stay healthy.
  • Nutrition/breastfeeding education and food tailored to pregnant women.

A Community of Support

WIC offers a network of experts and peers for education and guidance:

  • Nutritionists to help you and your kids eat well.
  • Breastfeeding specialists to help you breastfeed successfully.
  • Other moms for sharing experiences and moral support.

Referrals

WIC introduces you to care beyond nutrition including:

  • Healthcare professionals such as pediatricians, OB/GYNs, and dentists.
  • Immunization services.
  • Other social services such as SNAP, food pantries, behavioral health services, and more!

Do you need assistance with other basic needs?

We have solutions for that.

Related Programs

The Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program (BFPC) provides education and support for pregnant and postpartum women to ensure a successful breast-feeding experience. The BFPC program is based on the FNS WIC Breastfeeding Model for Peer Counseling (formerly called Loving Support© Model for Peer Counseling).

We offer an Early Head Start center-based program that provides comprehensive services beyond the classroom for prenatal parents and their children up to age three. We are located in Jefferson County at Kids Connection Daycare and Saline County at Blue River Family Center.

This is a free home-based program in which family advocates provide a weekly home visit and offer comprehensive services.

We distribute donated perishable and non-perishable food, household items, and paper products, distributed to families and individuals in emergency situations. Several centers receive donations of USDA food from the Lincoln Food Bank.

Head Start provides free comprehensive early childhood education services in a classroom setting while engaging families. 

Medicaid Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Private Vaccines are offered in Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline and Seward Counties. All clients must make an appointment and have their insurance eligibility confirmed prior to receiving any vaccines. Walk-ins are NOT accepted at this time. Please bring your insurance card to each visit.

We are here for center-based daycares and in-home daycares looking for coaching and support on licensing, child development, and more.

We sell clothing, household, and other miscellaneous items donated by the general public at thrift stores for the general public.

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WIC Nebraska

Proudly Serving 9 Counties in Nebraska.

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We Also Offer Select Services in 15 Additional Counties in Nebraska and Iowa.

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