Women, Infants and Children
Keeping Mothers and Children Healthy
WIC’s mission is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare.
WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women; infants; and children (up to age 5); who meet income guidelines and medical or nutritional risk.
The department provides:
- Personalized nutrition counseling
- Provides nutritious foods
- Referrals for other services that can benefit the family
- Provides breastfeeding support
To be eligible for WIC services, a household should have an annual income of:
- $30,044 or less for a household of two
- $37,777 or less for a household of three
- $45,510 or less for a household of four
- $53,243 or less for a household of five
- $60,976 or less for a household of six
- $68,709 or less for a household of seven
- $76,442 or less for a household of eight
- (for each additional family member, add $7,733)
[Please note: The above figures are effective through June 30, 2018. The USDA updates these guidelines annually.]
For breastfeeding mothers:
WIC also provides breastfeeding education and assistance. Lactation consultations are available with a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor or an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. We also offer a breastfeeding support group from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays in the Jones Conference Room at the health center.
Prenatal breastfeeding and cooking classes are also available.
Contact the WIC office for more information.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
420 W. 15th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 342-4864 Option 4