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:
Virginia Beach WIC Program actively promotes breastfeeding.
The Virginia WIC Program now has a new education tool available to WIC participants. The Health Bites website is a great way for participants to complete their Nutrition Education Class online. Participants will need their WIC ID to log into Health Bites and receive nutrition education credit. Once you complete the course online, you must print out your completion certificate. Want to check out the website, log on to: http://www.healthbitesva.org/
The Virginia WIC Program has gone paper-less!!
The Virginia WIC Program eWIC card will be replacing with the paper food instruments (vouchers).
Conversion to the new Crossroads system was implemented in Virginia Beach on March 3, 2014. Clients are being transitioned to the new eWIC EBT cards when they attend their Nutrition Class or Certification appointment.
~The eWIC card is the quick and easy way to purchase WIC foods.~
The family’s WIC food benefits will be automatically credited to the eWIC card account. The card can be used at stores displaying the ”Virginia eWIC Card Accepted Here” sign.
Using the eWIC EBT card will speed up the process at the register. It will eliminate the need for a store manager approval on WIC purchases, which was required at many grocery stores, when participants cashed their paper food instruments.
For more information about the eWIC EBT cards see the FAQ sheets below.
Medical Referral Forms
For convenience, there are 4 WIC clinics in Virginia Beach.
WIC Program (NAS Oceana) Building 531, NAS Oceana Virginia Beach, VA 23460 757-491-5928