WIC provides free food to women who are pregnant and breastfeeding, and infants and children up to age 5. A family may have many members participating in WIC.
To be eligible, you must:
› Be pregnant, or
› Be up to 6 months postpartum
› If breastfeeding, can be postpartum up to 1 year
› Have a child that is under the age of 5
You must also meet income guidelines determined by the State of Michigan as follows:
› $21,978/year for 1 person
› $29,637/year for family of 2
› $37,296/year for family of 3
› $44,955/year for family of 4
› $52,614/year for family of 5
› $60,273/year for family of 6
› $67,951/year for family of 7
(Pregnant woman is counted as one + the number of infants expected.)
WIC foods are provided on a Michigan Bridge card, which works just like a debit card. WIC will deposit healthy foods into your account each month. WIC Bridge cards can be used at thousands of grocery stores in Michigan, including the major chain stores like Meijer, Wal-Mart, Glen's, and Oleson's.
WIC provides the following healthy foods:
› Low-fat milk, cheese, and soy products
› Dried and canned beans and peanut butter
› Whole-grain cereals and whole-grain bread
› Real fruit juice
› Brown rice and whole-grain tortillas
› Canned tuna and salmon
› Fresh fruits and vegetables
› Infant foods, such as cereals, meats, vegetables and fruits
› provides immunizations and helps you keep track of your child's immunization records.:
› has the real answers about diet and nutrition.:
› can help you find health insurance.:
› can get you linked into some amazing services in your community, including things you might not know about.:
› gives you the chance to sit down with a Registered Dietician, something most insurance plans don't cover.:
› provides blood lead testing.:
› provides Fluoride Varnish Treatments and helps you give your child good oral care.
Call (800) 432-4121 for more information or to make an appointment.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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