The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Nutrition

Education, Counseling, and Support

What is WIC?

  • WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and healthy food free of charge.
  • The foods provided by WIC are nutrient rich keeping children, pregnant women, and postpartum women healthy. 
  • All families are welcome - including single parent families, grandparents as caregivers, kinship care, and foster families.
  • WIC provides personalized nutrition counseling.  
  • WIC refers clients to medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, and housing.
  • WIC loans breast pumps to those who qualify.

How can WIC help me?

  • Nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
  • Free nutritious foods for infants, children up to age 5, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding mothers. See the food list in English or Español.
  • Hassel-free shopping experience with eWIC.
  • Breastfeeding Support by lactation specialists, classes and a pump loan program for those who qualify. 
  • Referrals to local partners and resources.
  • Access to online nutrition information.

eWIC

In April 2016 Colorado WIC introduced the eWIC card. This card has replaced the old paper vouchers and made it easier for WIC families to receive their monthly benefits. Watch this video or give us a call for more information.

Advantages of eWIC:

  • It is discrete and easy to use, no more holding up the line at the grocery store.
  • You can buy food as you need it throughout the month, not all at the same time, as it was with the old vouchers.
  • It works at WIC approved stores across Colorado, not just in our district.

What is in a WIC Food Package?

WIC food packages differ because they are tailored to meet the nutritional needs of each individual family. The food package you receive depends upon whether you are pregnant or nursing, and/or the age of your child.

Do I qualify for WIC?

To qualify for WIC you must be one of the following:
  • Pregnant woman
  • Breastfeeding woman (up to one year after the delivery of a baby)
  • Postpartum woman who is not breastfeeding (up to six months after delivery)
  • Infant
  • Child up to 5 years old
 
You must also: 
  • Live in one of the six counties in northeast Colorado (Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington or Yuma)
  • Meet the financial guidelines listed below (if you are already on Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF you automatically qualify). 
# of people in household
1
2
3
4
Gross monthly income
$0-$1,926
$0-$2,607
$0-$3,289
$0-$3,970
# of people in household
5
6
7
8
Gross monthly income
$0-$4,652
$0-$5,333
$0-$6,015
$0-$6,696
If you are not sure whether you qualify, or to apply for WIC benefits, contact our office. 

How do I join WIC?

WIC is free, and easy to join. Just stop by the NCHD office near you, or call for an appointment.

WIC Retailers

There are currently 14 WIC retailers across our six counties. To become a WIC retailer contact our WIC manager, Jessica Lundgren.

WIC Retailers

Logan County

Family Food Mart- Sterling

Wal-Mart- Sterling

 

Sedgwick County 

Julesburg Family Market

Morgan County

Safeway- Fort Morgan

Wal-Mart- Fort Morgan

Fresh Foods- Brush

Edwards Right Price Market - FT Morgan

Wiggins Super's

 

Phillips County

Haxtun Super's

Holyoke Marketplace

 

Yuma County

Shop-all, Inc- Yuma

Wray Market

Carpenter's Mini Mall- Idalia

Washington County 

Odells Super's- Akron

Questions regarding this program can be directed to:
Jessica Lundgren, RD
(970) 522-3741 x1250
 jessical@nchd.org.

NCHD District Headquarters

700 Columbine Street

Sterling, Co 80751

 

Call us:

1-877-795-0646

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