Aurora WIC program
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a unique community partnership with the State of Wisconsin that provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to the low-income and nutritionally at-risk population. The purpose of the Aurora WIC program is to help improve food habits, prevent nutrition-related health problems and to promote the incidence and duration of breastfeeding.
Who may be eligible for WIC?
- Wisconsin residents
- Household income that is less or equal to WIC guidelines
- Pregnant, breastfeeding or a new mother
- Infants and children under 5 years of age
- Supplemental nutritious foods
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding support and classes
- Lead and iron screening
- Referrals to Aurora affiliates and community resources
- Lactation consultant services
- Breastfeeding peer counselor and classes
WIC helps by improving
- Pre-conception nutrition
- Birth outcomes and savings in health care costs
- Diet and diet-related outcomes
- Infant feeding practices and cognitive development
- Immunization rates and routine medical care visits
For more information contact Jen Agnello at 414-219-3344.