924 5th Street
Hawthorne, NV - 89415
924 5th Street
Hawthorne, NV - 89415
The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
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What Is WIC?
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that serves income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk.
The WIC program provides participants with:
We will help your family create healthy habits and reach your family’s nutrition goals with helpful tips and a range of health and nutrition services that help participants put healthy behaviors into action. Services are customized to each family’s needs and interests.
The WIC food package is based on the latest nutrition guidelines to promote optimal health and well-being for you and your family. The WIC foods are low in fat and high in fiber, provide nutritional variety and help to promote a healthy weight. Every food package is individually tailored to meet the participant’s specific nutritional needs.
WIC offers breast feeding support, education, and counseling. Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to support the growth of your child while nurturing a bond that will last a lifetime. Mother’s milk has everything a baby needs to grow and stay healthy.
We want you to have the community and healthcare assistance you need. We provide referrals for immunizations, health care and other programs.
Parents often worry about their child’s eating habits. Our qualified nutritionists and staff can give you professional nutrition and wellness advice.
Tracking your child’s growth will help you understand his or her health and development.
It is this combination of education, supplemental foods, and referrals to health care providers which allows WIC to make a difference. The WIC program staff work with health and social service professionals to ensure the best health care possible.
Participation in WIC also leads to:
Increased likelihood of obtaining prenatal and regular health care
Reduced incidence of low birth weight and premature births
Increased breastfeeding and breastfeeding duration rates
Reduced incidence of anemia
Improved immunization rates
Improved learning in school
Better cognitive performance
For over 40 years, WIC has been achieving its goal of providing short-term intervention and influencing lifetime nutrition and health behaviors.
In order to participate in the Nevada WIC Program, the following requirements need to be met
CATEGORICAL – A person must be one of the following:
Breastfeeding woman (up to one year after the delivery of baby)
Postpartum woman who is not breastfeeding (up to 6 months after the delivery of baby)
Child up to 5 years of age
NOTE: Fathers of children under the age of 5 are encouraged to enroll their children in the WIC program. Just like any other parent or guardian, fathers can bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition classes, and receive and redeem benefits for their children. Active participation by fathers is a great help in keeping WIC children healthy.
RESIDENCY: Participants in the Nevada WIC program must live in Nevada and be able to provide proof of residency.
NUTRITION RISK: Have a risk identified through a medical/nutritional screening.
INCOME: The income guidelines for WIC are considerably higher than for other public assistance programs, so many families with employed members can qualify for WIC. In order to qualify, your total combined household income, before taxes are taken out, cannot exceed the following income guidelines. WIC counts an unborn baby as a household member so add one to household if pregnant. NOTE: Applicants who participate in the Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) automatically meet the income eligibility by bringing proof of their participation in one of these programs – other income documents are not needed.