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

Benefits

  • 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.