WIC (Women-Infants-Children) is a supplemental food program, which supplies nutritious foods to pregnant/postpartum/breast-feeding women, and infants/children less than five (5) years of age. WICs goals are to improve the outcome of high-risk pregnancies; decrease the incidence of anemia and poor growth patterns; to improve dietary habits of it’s recipients through healthy foods and nutrition education; and to refer to other health services as appropriate. WIC services are available at all ten county health centers. Eligibility is assessed on the basis of income, number in the household and medical and/or nutritional risk factors. To learn how to apply and the income guidelines, click: Applying for WIC.

WIC participants receive supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services as needed.


Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC
Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for a baby’s first year of life. It protects babies and their mothers from illness and promotes life-long good health. Breastfeeding also provides nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mother and baby. Since a major goal of the WIC Program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants. Find out more about Lake Cumberland District Health Department’s efforts to support breast feeding at: Breast Feeding Services.

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In accordence with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.