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Women, Infants And Children (WIC)         

 

  

About WIC | Income Guidelines | Locations & Hours | Information for Medical Providers

Breastfeeding Support | Project FRESH | Other Public Health Services | Additional Resources

   


About WIC

WIC is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program aimed at ensuring healthy children and reducing infant mortality through prevention of nutritional deficits. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals to service agencies and health care, and free healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain bread, milk, cheese, juice, cereal, peanut butter, eggs, tuna, baby food and formula. WIC serves moderate to low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. 

   

Nutrition education is a key component of the WIC program. WIC nutritionists provide individual education to WIC participants, and presentations to community groups. Additional nutrition education is available on-line at www.wichealth.org.

  

Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits.

  

Other Useful Information

WIC Annual Report

Michigan WIC Food List

Michigan WIC Infant Food List

EBT WIC Card Benefits

WIC Program Fact Sheet

How WIC Helps

Stores in Muskegon County that Accept WIC

FIT WIC Pilot Program

   


Income Guidelines

Gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed the following amounts:

  

Size of Family*

Hourly

Weekly

Monthly

Yearly

1

$10.22

$409

$1,772

$21,257

2

$13.80

$552

$2,392

$28,694

3

$17.38

$695

$3,011

$36,131

4

$20.95

$838

$3,631

$43,568

5

$24.53

$981

$4,251

$51,005

6

$28.10

$1,124

$4,871

$58,442

7

$31.68

$1,267

$5,490

$65,879

8

$35.25

$1,410

$6,110

$73,316

Additional

 

 

 

+$7,437

   

*A pregnant woman is counted as one (1) plus the number of infants expected (1 or more) when determining income eligibility for the family.

    


WIC Locations Hours Phone

Muskegon (Main Location)

  

Public Health - Muskegon County

209 E Apple Ave

  

  

Mon, Wed, Thur, & Fri 8:00 - 4:30

Tuesdays 10:00 - 4:30

  

  

(231) 724-1391

     

Muskegon Heights

   

Hackley Community Care

2700 Baker St, 2nd Floor

  

  

Wed, Thur, & Fri 8:30 - 4:30

  

  

(231) 733-6632

        

Twin Lake

   

Twin Lake United Methodist Church

5940 Main St

  

  

1st & 3rd Wed of the month 9:00 - 5:00

  

  

(231) 724-1391

     

Ravenna/Casnovia/Bailey

    

United Methodist Church

12348 Stafford

  

  

2nd & 4th Wed of the month 8:30 - 4:00

  

  

(231) 724-1391

     

Whitehall/Montague

   

White Lake Community Education

541 Slocum

  

  

Mondays 8:30 - 4:00

Tuesdays 12:30 - 4:00  

  

  

(231) 724-1391

       


Information for Medical Providers

What you need to know about medical documentation required to request WIC Special Formulas/Foods

New Medical Documentation Form for physicians

     


Breastfeeding Support

During baby’s first year of life, there is no better food than breast milk. Both mother and baby receive many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits from breastfeeding.

   

Benefits of Breastfeeding

   

For babies, breast milk:

  • Is an ideal food
  • Provides all needed nutrients for the first 6 months of life
  • Helps reduce colic, spitting up, and diarrhea
  • Protects against illnesses and allergies
  • Provides babies with their mothers' immunity to disease
  • May promote cognitive development

   

From mothers, breastfeeding:

  • Enhances confidence and self esteem
  • Helps the uterus return to shape faster
  • May reduce the risk of breast cancer
  • Helps weight loss occur more rapidly after pregnancy
  • Provides breast milk that is always warm, ready to use, and economical
  • May delay the return of menstrual periods

  

For the breastfeeding mom and baby, breastfeeding:

  • Enhances mother-infant bonding
  • Is environmentally friendly and saves energy
  • Is easy and convenient, once established
  • Works best when dad, family, friends, and the community offer support

   

Local Breastfeeding Resources

Muskegon County MSU Extension

Mercy Health Partners Classes & Support Groups

La Leche League of Michigan

Breastfeeding Friendly Business Application/Nomination Form

List of Area Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses

   

Additional Information

Michigan Department of Community Health Breastfeeding Advertising Campaign

Michigan's WIC Program Supports Breastfeeding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Website

Breastfeeding: Best for Babies, Best for Mom    

     


Project FRESH

The WIC program, in partnership with MSU Extension, provides participants the opportunity to take part in Project FRESH. Project FRESH is an educational program providing WIC participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets.

   

To learn more about Project FRESH click here.    

    


Other Public Health Services

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Children's Special Health Care Services

Eating Healthy Resources

Family Planning Services

Flu Vaccinations

Healthy Kids/MI Child Online Enrollment

Immunizations

MOMS Prenatal Services Online Enrollment

Prenatal Care

Tobacco Cessation (Help Quitting Smoking)

See All Public Health Services

   


Additional Resources

Pregnancy & Parenting Resources in Muskegon County

Eat Safe Fish

Quit Smoking for You & Your Baby (Brochure)

Michigan WIC

USDA WIC

March of Dimes

Tomorrow's Child Michigan SIDS

  


For more information, call (231) 724-1281 or e-mail WIC. 

     

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.