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

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

 

Program Description:

The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).

The WIC program of Rhode Island is administered by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Family Health.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Rhode Island, 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:

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.health.ri.gov/family/wic/call.php

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on RI WIC, please visit the RI Department of Health at:
http://www.health.ri.gov/family/wic/index.php

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 toll-free the Rhode Island Department of Health, Family Health Information Line if you have questions about the program:
800-942-7434

 

Managing Agency:

Department of Health (RI)
http://www.state.ri.us




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