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.
- 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
An applicant/participant must meet specific income guidelines to participate in WIC. The Ohio WIC program income guidelines are equal to 185% 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.
If you have more than 8 people in your family, please contact your local WIC clinic for guidelines.
Note: A pregnant woman counts as more than one family member. A person who currently receives Medicaid, Food Stamps, or Ohio Works First (OWF) automatically meets the income eligibility criteria for WIC.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
333 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville OH 43701
Hours: by appointment
Telephone: (740) 454-5040
Fax: (740) 454-5120
Join us for our monthly Breastfeeding Support Group!
The breastfeeding café is offered the first Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 at the main health department (205 N 7th St) in the first floor conference room and the third Wednesday from 10-noon at the health department annex (333 Putnam Ave) large conference room.
The group is open to all current and past breastfeeding moms and pregnant women. For more information: 740-454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.
Infant Feeding Classes
Infant Feeding Classes are the first Tuesday at 10am and 3pm, the third Tuesday at 3pm, and the fourth Thursday at 1pm. 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.
Call for more information:(740) 454-5040
Car Seat Inspection
We can show you how to make sure your child’s ride is safe. Call to schedule a car seat inspection by appointment only.