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

New Mexico > New Mexico 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. WIC's mission is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. New Mexico WIC is administered by the New Mexico Department of Health, Family Health Bureau.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Mexico, 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.state.nm.us/phd/wicsite/locations.php

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on NM WIC, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health website at:
http://www.health.state.nm.us/phd/wicsite/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 the NM Department of Health toll-free at:
800-280-1618

 

Managing Agency:

Department of Health (NM)
http://www.state.nm.us




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