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WIC Is The Nation's Most Successful Public Health Nutrition Program

 

March 23, 2022 | View PDF



Each month, Montana WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and a community of support from both experts and peers to more than 16,000 moms and children. Nationwide, WIC serves more than 7 million people.

Montana WIC participants say they would recommend WIC to their friends, and when asked what they value most about WIC, more than 75% say they value the nutrition information and appreciate the support from WIC staff.

As the nation’s most successful and cost-effective public health nutrition program, WIC is designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors for participating families. If you are pregnant, parenting, grand parenting or foster parenting a child under 5, you can get the right personalized support for you and your family.

Households that are enrolled in the following programs automatically meet income eligibility for WIC:

• Healthy Montana Kids Plus (HMK-Plus) and Medicaid

• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

• Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

• Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

• National School Lunch Program (free and reduced-price meals)

More information about WIC, including specific income guidelines, is available online at wic.mt.gov or by calling 1-800-433-4298.

Call Richland County WIC at 406-433-2207 to apply or for additional information about your local WIC clinic. Richland County WIC office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. WIC is a public health nutrition program under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

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