What Do You Know About Maine WIC Nutrition Program?

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Did you know that only half of all income-eligible Maine families participate in WIC? As family child care providers we can provide information on WIC to both current families and potential clients.

What is WIC? It’s a nutrition and health program for growing families.  Maine CDC WIC Nutrition Program provides:

  • Checks to buy healthy foods such as: yogurt, milk, cheese, eggs, baby food, formula, peanut butter, cereal, beans, whole grain bread, rice, fruits and vegetables
  • Health and nutrition information
  • Tips for a healthy pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding support

Who can participate? 

  • If you are pregnant
  • If breastfeeding a child under 1 yr of age
  • Had a baby in the past 6 months
  • Have children under 5 yrs of age (Children cared for by father, grandparent, foster parent, step-parent or guardian)

Here are some of the Income Eligibility amounts for May 1, 2017 – June 20, 2018: (Family size / Monthly income / Annual Income) [add $645 to monthly income for each additional family member]

1 / 1860 / 22,311

2 / 2504 / 30,044

3 / 3149 / 37,777

4 / 3793 / 45,510

5 / 4437 / 53,243

Applying for WIC requires:

  • Proof of Maine residency and street address
  • Identification for all those applying
  • Income verification

Visit http://www.wicforme.com for more information, direct links and offices around the state.

The poster on this post is for the Cumberland county WIC partner, although they are happy to field any calls and provide you direction.