As grocery prices continue to rise in the U.S. due to inflation, North Dakota WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is partnering with the other WIC agencies across the country to remind families of the services it provides during WIC National Enrollment Week from Monday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.
WIC empowers families with nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to other health and nutrition services—all free of charge to those who qualify. Monthly food benefits are provided on an eWIC card to use at local grocery stores.
“We want to let people know that WIC is here for all families seeking support, which makes WIC National Enrollment Week so important,” said Amanda Varriano, ND WIC Director. “Our team is ready to assist families in making healthy choices, and help them save on groceries, so they can have more to spend on other things their family needs.”
Families can make appointments to see their local WIC staff; scheduled appointments may include measurements such as height and weight, hemoglobin screening and discussing the nutritious foods WIC provides. To find a local clinic, click here or visit signupwic.com.
The WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The WIC program was established in 1974 to provide federal grants to states for nutrition education, supplemental foods and health care referrals for low and moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, as well as infants and children who have a health or nutrition need.
To assess eligibility, or to find out more about WIC services, visit wicmomstrong.com or call 800-722-2295.