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The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program provides education about nutrition and breastfeeding as well as vouchers to purchase specific nutritious foods for eligible women and children. Eligibility is based on nutritional need and income. As breast-feeding is particularly important piece, San Juan Basin Health offers support through a Peer Counselor program.
For more information locally:
La Plata County: call 335-2026 or 335-2027
Archuleta County: call 264-2409
Purpose of WIC
The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of participants. Those who are eligible include pregnant women, breast feeding women up to 1 year after delivery, non-breast feeding women up to 6 months after delivery, infants, and children up to age 5 yrs. WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referral to other health and nutrition services. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding. Watch this short video to find out more about WIC and what some Colorado WIC clients say about the program.
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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the WIC program is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.