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WIC guidelines set in state for those who receive benefits

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 Kentuckians who qualify for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program do not have to be unemployed or on welfare to receive benefits. A household of four with a monthly income of $3,631.00 may qualify. 

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for women who are pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding and infants and children up to five years of age.

WIC clients receive nutritious foods free of charge. Infants receive infant formula and, at the appropriate age, infant cereal and infant fruits & vegetables. Women and children receive food such as milk, cereal, juice, peanut butter, cheese, eggs, beans, whole grain breads, rice or tortillas and fresh fruits and vegetables. Nutrition information and referrals for other health services are also provided. Proper nutrition along with appropriate health services helps maintain health and promotes normal growth and development. 

To qualify, persons must be at nutritional risk and in a household that is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. Persons that receive Medicaid or Food Stamps may also qualify. To find out if you or your children qualify for WIC, call the Bullitt County Health Department at 502-543-2415 or 502-955-7837.

The WIC Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.