WIC Food Program

WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides:

  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Healthy Foods
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Referrals to other Community Resources

WIC is important because healthy foods help children to develop normally.  Good nutrition helps prevent against future health problems.

WIC services are available at all ten of our county health departments.

You can participate in WIC if you:

  • Are pregnant, have recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child under age five
  • Live in Kentucky
  • Have a family income less than WIC income guidelines or receive Medicaid, or Food Stamps
  • Medical and/or nutritional risk factors
  • You or your family may be automatically income eligible if you or a household member receive Medicaid, SNAP benefits or KTAP.

  • Adair County Health Department, 270-384-2286
  • Casey County Health Department, 606-787-6911
  • Clinton County Health Department, 606-387-5711
  • Cumberland County Health Department, 270-864-2206
  • Green County Health Department, 270-932-4341
  • McCreary County Health Department, 606-376-2412
  • Pulaski County Health Department, 606-679-4416
  • Russell County Health Department, 270-343-2181
  • Taylor County Health Department, 270-465-4191
  • Wayne County Health Department, 606-348-9349

Offices are open Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM, except for recognized holidays.

For more information, follow this link: https://wicuat.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/preScreenTool.xhtml

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited
from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who
require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should
contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD3027,
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:
https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-ComplaintForm-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office,
by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a
written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date
of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Kentucky
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: Breastfeeding Services.