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. You can click here to learn about income guidelines and applying for WIC, or learn more general information about the Nutrition Services Branch of the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
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: Breastfeeding Services.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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