WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

WIC PIC.jpgProgram Information

WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods and breastfeeding education and support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children under the age of 5 years. The WIC Program is an important part of good health care during important times of growth and development for children to make sure they are healthy and don't get serious health problems.

WIC Provides:

Nutrition assessment, education and counseling

Vouchers to use at major grocery stores for nutritious foods including milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, fruit juice and peanut butter or dried beans

Referral to health and social service providers

Breastfeeding education and support

WIC is for people who live in Muskingum County that are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children until their 5th birthday, that meet income guidelines (are within 185% of the poverty level for their household) and are at risk for medical or nutritional problems.

For appointments, bring:

Proof of household income

Identification (ID) that includes birth date

Children under age 5 with ID that includes birth date

Proof of address

 If pregnant, a physician statement that will verify due date

Cost

An applicant/participant must meet specific income guidelines to participate in WIC. The Ohio WIC program income guidelines are equal to185% of the HHS poverty income guidelines.

In order to be eligible for WIC, the gross countable income of the economic unit, of which the applicant/participant is a member, must be less than or equal to the Ohio WIC program income guidelines for economic unit size.

Location: 333 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville OH 43701

Hours: by appointment.

Telephone: (740) 454-5040.

Fax: (740) 454-5120

Breastfeeding Cafe
Join us for our monthly Breastfeeding Cafe (Breastfeeding Support Group)! Its held every month, from 10am-12pm, at the Muskingum County WIC office on 333 Putnam Avenue. The group is open to all current and past breastfeeding moms and pregnant women. For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Infant Feeding Classes

Infant Feeding Options class is held the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 10-11am and from 3-4pm. Learn what every infant needs to start healthy eating habits for the rest of their lives. We will cover what to expect with breastfeeding, pumping and formula feeding your infant. 

Infant Feeding for the First Year class is offered on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, from 10-10:30am and from 3-3:30pm. Learn how and when to introduce baby foods and cereal to your infant.  The class will cover how to properly use a bottle/cup, safety concerns like choking, and common infant food allergies. 

For information: 454-5040. 

Car Seat Inspection

We can show you how to make sure your childs ride is safe. Call to schedule a car seat inspection by appointment only.

Telephone: (740) 450-3275.

Resources

Link to program flyer

OHIO WIC Annual Report 2010