Virginia WIC's Response to COVID-19

Please click here for the most up-to-date information about Virginia WIC's COVID-19 response.

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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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7 days ago

Virginia WIC

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! 🤱

Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet. 🌿 Learn more about the many benefits of breastfeeding here: VDHLiveWell.com/Breastfeeding
National WIC Association
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3 weeks ago

Virginia WIC

Parents job is to decide what and when.
Kids job is to decide if and how much.
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3 weeks ago

Virginia WIC

This may be a confusing time for many children. Find gentle ways to talk to your little one about COVID-19 and the importance of wearing a mask.

As a reminder- children under the age of 2 or children who can't remove a face covering should NOT wear one. Visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date info about COVID-19 in Virginia. 😷
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3 weeks ago

Virginia WIC

Close contact and early, exclusive breastfeeding helps a baby to thrive.

A woman with COVID-19 should be supported to:
☑️ breastfeed safely
☑️ hold her newborn skin-to-skin
☑️ share a room with her baby
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