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Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC
The WIC program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education at no cost to the families of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age.

Benefits
  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling
The WIC program promotes and fully supports a family’s efforts to breastfeed for as long as they are able. In order to do this, WIC has on staff several mothers who have successfully breastfed their children and have completed an 18 hour training course, who act as peer counselors for other WIC families. These women are available by phone for support and information as needed by the breastfeeding family.

Appointment and Contact Information
Appointments can be made by calling the WIC office at 603.352.7512 ext. 4234 or 1.800.529.0005 ext 4234. As the SCS WIC program travel throughout Cheshire and Sullivan counties approximately 3 to 4 days each week, the most convenient way to contact is by phone. Please leave a message on the WIC voicemail, and it will be returned within 24 hours, depending on the travel schedule.

Income Guidelines
Income guidelines are updated annually on April 1. Below is the most current information regarding income eligibility. The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following guidelines, effective April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015:
 
WIC Program
(185% Income Poverty Guidelines)
Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $21,590 $1,800 $416
2 $29,101 $2,426 $560
3 $36,612 $3,051 $705
4 $44,123 $3,677 $849
5 $51,634 $4,303 $993
6 $59,145  $4,929 $1,138
7 $66,656 $5,555 $1,282
8 $74,167 $6,181 $1,427
For each additional family member add: $7,511 $626 $145
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 
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For more information, please contact:
Cheshire County
63 Community Way
PO Box 603
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603.352.7512
Toll Free: 800.529.0005
Fax: 603.352.3618
TTY-NH Relay: 800.735.2964
 
Sullivan County
96-102 Main Street
PO Box 1338
Claremont, NH 03743
Phone: 603.542.9528
Toll Free: 800.529.0005
Fax: 603.542.3140
TTY-NH Relay: 800.735.2964
 
 
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