WIC reduces low birth weight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy.
WIC improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children.
WIC decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children.
WIC improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women and improves weight gain in pregnant women.
Pregnant women participating in WIC receive prenatal care earlier.
Children enrolled in WIC are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and have more up to date immunizations.
WIC helps get children ready to start school: children who receive WIC benefits demonstrate improved intellectual development.
WIC significantly improves children's diets.
Services: Nutrition and Health Education:
WIC participants receive nutrition and health education tailored to their needs. Participants may take part in one-on-one counseling or participate in small classes and receive loaned materials.
How does it work?
WIC checks are issued monthly/bimonthly to WIC participants for the purchase of specific foods at WIC authorized local grocery stores. Only stores authorized by the Nebraska WIC program provides food high in protein, vitamin c and iron. These nutrients help prevent anemia, increase the birth weight of infants and provide a maximum potential for their mental and physical development.
The program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Funds are made available to the Nebraska Health & Human Services System which contracts with local agencies, like
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership , to operate the program. The program in the state of Nebraska is currently being operated by 15 agencies in 93 counties.
List of Locations: Click Here to access
the WIC Clinic Calendar for the following locations:
Ashland, Blair, Wahoo,
Neligh, Tekamah, Hartington, West Point, Wisner, Wakefield, Creighton, Madison, Pender, Wayne, Osmond, Crofton, Oakland and Plainview.
To make an appointment for any of these clinics call 1-877-529-2207 (toll free) or (402)
385-6300 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday.
We also have clinics in Fremont, Norfolk and South Sioux City.
To make an appointment in Fremont please call (402) 727-0608, open Monday
through Thursday 8-5:30 and Friday 8-4:30.
To make an appointment in
Norfolk please call (402) 844-4422, open Monday through Thursday 8-5:30 and Friday 8-4:30.
To make an appointment in
South Sioux City please call (402) 494-1429, Monday through Thursday between 8-5:30 pm. and Friday 8-4:30.
Eligibility & Application:
Those persons qualifying for participation in the Nebraska WIC Program must meet the following criteria established by the Department of Health and USDA:
Have an income which meets income guidelines of the program . You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive ADC, Food Stamps, Kids' Connection or Medicaid.
Be a resident of the State of Nebraska.
Be determined by a qualified nutritionist and/or nurse, through a health & diet assessment, to be at a nutritional risk. Risk factors include anemia, high risk pregnancy, abnormal growth or poor dietary intakes Infants and breastfeeding mothers are certified for one year after baby is born, pregnant women are certified for the duration of their pregnancy.
In accordance with federal law and U. S. Department of
Agricultural policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file
a complaint of discrimination, write to the USDA, Director, Office of
Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Ave S.W., Washington, DC,
20250-9410, or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local). USDA
is an equal opportunity provider and employer.