WIC provides benefits for these participants during critical times of growth and development. WIC teaches them how to choose and prepare nutritious and affordable foods.
An applicant must qualify financially and nutritionally to receive WIC benefits. In order to determine eligibility, the applicant must provide proof of income and have a gross income within the income guidelines set by the USDA.
Medical referral forms are available at the WIC office for completion by the medical facility. If medical information is not available from a medical facility, the applicant's height, weight, and blood-work will be completed at the WIC office at the time of the appointment.
For more information, please call (757) 518-2789.
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture. WIC helps pregnant women, post-partum and breastfeeding mothers, infants (newborn – 11 months) and young children (less than 5 yrs.) stay healthy and eat right during times of important growth.
Our mission is to work with communities to provide nutrition and health information, resources, and support to encourage choices for healthy living.
What WIC offers:
Eligibility is determined by the following 4 criteria:
2. Residential - proof of residency includes one of the items below, but is not limited to:
If you are in the military and just moved to Virginia, the following items may also be used as proof of residency:
3. Financial Eligibility
4. Nutritional - assessments are done to determine a nutrition risk such as: