Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The vision and mission of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is to provide supplemental healthy foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for pregnant, breastfeeding, & non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five, who qualify.  FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGLE FOR WIC AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FOR SERVICES to find out if you are eligible for WIC and to complete an online application for services.

Please Call Your Local WIC Agency For Additional Information      wicvan

Essex County
804-443-3396, Ext. 11
Gloucester County
804-693-1399
King & Queen County
804-785-6154
King William County
804-769-4988
Lancaster County
804-462-5197, Ext. 21
Mathews County
804-725-7131
Middlesex County
804-758-2381, Ext. 13
Northumberland County
804-580-3731, Ext. 24
Richmond County
804-333-4043, Ext. 24
Westmoreland County
804-493-1124, Ext. 28

 


Health Bites

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Health Bites is designed to help you and your family be healthy! You will find videos, games, and much more to help you learn about good nutrition, exercise, and other healthy lifestyle choices. WIC participants can receive their nutrition education credit.

 

 


mostimprovedBreastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC

Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for a baby’s first year of life. Breastfeeding provides many

health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mother and baby. Since a major goal of the WIC Program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants. WIC has historically promoted breastfeeding to all pregnant women as the optimal infant feeding choice, unless medically contraindicated. For more information on breastfeeding.


Other Resources

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You will find handy tips for eating smart, tasty recipes that fit into even the tightest budget and advice on sharing love, not germs, in the kitchen. For more information.

For more expert information and resources.

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We have staff certified by the commission on dietetic registration.

WIC Supervisor Sr.shelaghfilkoski
Westmoreland County Health Department
shelagh.filkoski@vdh.virginia.gov
804-493-1124 Ext 22