West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

WIC Has Been Strengthening Families for 40 Years

5/8/2014

 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is one of the State’s most important public health programs improving healthy pregnancies and birth outcomes, and preparing children to learn. In West Virginia, WIC serves 46,000 mothers and young children monthly.
 
"WIC helps West Virginia’s children stay healthy as they grow, and WIC clinics have done an exceptional job providing service and education to families over the years," said Dr. Letitia Tierney, State Health Officer and Commissioner for the Bureau for Public Health. "Having nutritionists and dietitians available to help families, WIC teaches families how to shop, cook and eat healthy. Currently, West Virginia WIC has 57 local clinics with dedicated staff who have been providing services to West Virginia families for the past 40 years. All families who meet the program guidelines are encouraged to apply for WIC benefits."
 
WIC announced expanded income guidelines in April 2014 allowing a family of four to earn $44,123 annually and still qualify for the program. WIC professionals provide nutrition and breastfeeding services, and answers questions about pregnancy and postpartum challenges one-on-one, in group classes, online or in support groups. WIC also serves as a gateway to healthcare and social services by connecting families to the resources they need.
 
To learn more about the West Virginia WIC Program or to ask about eligibility guidelines, call your local WIC clinic or (304) 558-0030. Information is also available online at the Office of Nutritional Services.

Contact Information

Office of Nutrition Services 350 Capitol Street • Room 519 • Charleston, WV 25301-3715 Phone: 304-558-0030 • Fax: 304-558-1541