WIC Nutrition

Eligibility

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk and meet income guidelines. You may be eligible for WIC services if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Are you pregnant?

  • Are you breastfeeding a baby?

  • Have you had a baby recently?

  • Do you have a child under the age of 5?

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Available Services

WIC provides:
  • Personalized nutrition information and support
  • Electronic benefit transfer cards to buy healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Breastfeeding support program
  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family

eWIC Videos

These 7-minute videos describe how the eWIC program works! Click on the following to watch the videos:

Contact us:

Email the WIC department

200 Maine St. Lawrence, KS 
Directions


WIC Line:
785-856-5350


Clinic

785-843-0721
Fax: 785-843-2930


Clinic Hours

Monday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  1. Breastfeeding Support
  2. Income Eligibility
  3. Dental Varnish Clinics
  4. Perinatal Mood Disorders

Services OfferedDocument

  • Breast pump program
  • Help with combining breastfeeding with work or school
  • Home visits
  • Link families to services
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Support
  • Telephone consultations

Formula vs. Breast Milk

Formula-fed babies are more susceptible to colds, flu and other health conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Colds, coughs
  • Colic
  • Ear aches
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Tooth decay

Breastfeeding helps protect moms from:

  • Breast and ovarian cancer
  • Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
  • Blood loss after birth

Breastfeeding reduces:

  • Money spent on formula and extra bottles
  • Number of sick doctor visits
  • Mom’s tummy sooner
  • Time missed from work / school

Did you know?

Depression and anxiety are the most common complication in pregnancy and postpartum. They affect 1 in 7 women.

• Visit: Postpartum Support International to learn more.

• Visit: Build Your Village Douglas County to find local resources.

• Download this Build Your Village Douglas County resource list (PDF).

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Be Prepared for Your WIC visit

To save time during your visit, please download and complete the WIC diet history forms in advance. If the paper work (diet history forms for certifications) is not completed prior to the appointment this may cause a delay in your scheduled appointment time or we may need to ask you to reschedule the appointment.

WIC activity

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, https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-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:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


fax: (2020) 690-7442; or


email: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.