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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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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13 hours ago

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Protect yourself, your loved ones, and those at higher risk of having serious flu complications by getting a flu vaccine. This year, more than ever, there’s no time for flu. Learn more and get your flu vaccine today: bit.ly/2X7da1n. ...

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2 days ago

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Moving? 🚗💨 Contact your local WIC office to make sure you keep getting your benefits without delay! VirginiaWIC.com ...

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5 days ago

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Vary your protein routine… with seeds! Save your pumpkin seeds - dry, roast and serve them in salads or enjoy as a crunchy snack. go.usa.gov/x7rHc ...

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5 days ago

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Breastfeeding Tip: Never refreeze thawed breast milk, even if it has been refrigerated.

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1 week ago

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To protect your baby from sleep-related death, be sure your baby sleeps on on a firm and flat mattress in a crib, bassinet, or play yard, free of loose and soft items such as toys, crib bumpers, and blankets. For more information and ways to reduce the risk of SIDS, check out SafeSleepVA.com #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SafeToSleepTo protect your baby from sleep-related death, be sure your baby sleeps on on a firm and flat mattress in a crib, bassinet, or play yard, free of loose and soft items such as toys, crib bumpers, and blankets. For more information and ways to reduce the risk of SIDS, check out bit.ly/2AO7I9J. #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SafeToSleep ...

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