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Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Food/Nutrition > Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Program Description:

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods and assistance with access to health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, popularly known as WIC. Our Alaska WIC mission statement is: "To support Alaskan Families in making nutrition decisions for life-long health and well-being".

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Alaska, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

See the Alaska WIC website for detailed application information:
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/nutri/WIC/Participants/WICHowT...

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on Alaska WIC, please visit the Alaska Office of Children's Services at:
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/nutri/WIC/default.htm

Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

You can also call the Family Nutrition Services section at:
907-465-3100

Or if you have questions about the WIC program send an e-mail to:
wic@health.state.ak.us

 

Managing Agency:

Alaska
http://www.state.ak.us




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