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

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

 

Program Description:

In Tennessee, the WIC program provides nutritious education, health care referrals, breastfeeding support and supplemental nutritious foods to nearly 150,000 women, infants, and children under the age of five through departments in 95 counties. The program services to certify participants and issue vouchers for the foods are provided at approximately 155 local health departments, primary care, and hospital sites throughout the state. Vouchers are issued in three month increments, and can be redeemed at one of the approximately 1,200 participating grocery stores in Tennessee that have contracts with the Tennessee Department of Health to redeem WIC vouchers.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Tennessee, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to five 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://health.state.tn.us/wic/clinics.htm

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on WIC in Tennessee, please visit the WIC website:
http://health.state.tn.us/WIC/

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:
1-800-342-5942

 

Managing Agency:

Department of Health (TN)
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org




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