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Virginia WIC's Response to COVID-19

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The goal of Virginia WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental nutritious foods, counseling at WIC clinics, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements.

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Retailers

WIC participants are provided WIC benefits each month, and use their eWIC cards at authorized stores and commissary locations to purchase eligible WIC items. The Virginia WIC Program is committed to ensuring that WIC participants have reasonable access to authorized store locations.

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Loving Support

In 2004, Virginia WIC implemented the Loving Support Through Peer Counseling, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. Loving Support aims to enhance the continuity of WIC’s breastfeeding promotion efforts by offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.

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1 week ago

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"The increase in produce to $35 each has made a massive difference for my family. To provide fresh produce to my kids daily is the best thing I can do for their health. This also teaches healthy eating habits at a young age. As a nursing mama, I want to pass the best nutrition on to my baby, which helps me do so. Produce can be so expensive and was just a treat, and now it's a daily staple."-Kiersten, CaliforniaIt’s time for Congress to #ExtendTheWICBump for millions of families. The deadline is Thursday, Deb. 18. Call your legislators and tell them to act now! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Timeline photosThe numbers are rising for positive COVID-19 cases, but there are practices you can continue to do to lower risk.🧼wash your hands😷wear a mask🏠stay home if you're feeling sick🩹get vaccinated and boosted Learn more: ow.ly/i8FG50Hmj7A ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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To stay healthy during the holidays, wash your hands with Santa Claus and sing “Jingle Bells." ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Celebrate the new WIC fruits and veggies benefit increase through March 31, 2022! VirginiaWIC.com ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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A new explanation for how the COVID-19 vaccine works with your immune system versus having no vaccine. vaccinate.virginia.gov ... See MoreSee Less
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