The Women, Infant and Children’s Program is a federally funded supplementary food and health program.
The purpose of WIC is to provide supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Maternal and Child Health Nurses present programs on breastfeeding, feeding infants, toddlers and preschoolers, food budgeting, meal preparation, and good nutrition during pregnancy. Current WIC Program income guidelines for Illinois are below:
Good news: You can now take Nutrition Education Classes online!
It’s EASY… It’s FUN… and it’s CONVENIENT!
Would you like to get started? Great!
- Go to www.WICHEALTH.ORG
- First time user’s will need to click “Start Here”. Next, you will be asked to complete a small survey. Your answers will be entirely anonymous and confidential and will be used to help improve the site.
- When you are finished, print the Certificate of Completion and place it with your Placement Identification Card to give to the Health Department staff when you pick up your coupons.
“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 orgin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (900) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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: How to File a Complaint, 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: [email protected]