Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

What is WIC?

WIC is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC helps income eligible women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. This mission is achieved by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods such as milk, cereal, fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and referrals to health and human service agencies.

WIC Customer Satisfaction Survey

How WIC Helps

WIC has been shown to provide a wide range of benefits. They include longer pregnancies with few premature births and infant deaths, improved dietary outcomes for women and children, improved maternal health and better performance at school. In addition to health benefits, WIC participants showed significant savings in healthcare costs when compared to non-participants.

WIC at a Glance

WIC’s Focus on Breastfeeding

One of the major focuses of WIC is promoting breastfeeding. Although breastmilk is the most nutritious and complete source of food for infants, nationally less than a third of infants are breastfeed at one year of age. A major goal of the WIC program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, therefore, WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants. Pregnant women and new WIC mothers are provided breastfeeding education and support through mother centered guidance. Explore the benefits of breastfeeding and find helpful resources below.

Breastfeeding Resources

Available Clinics

Troy WIC Clinic

Hobart Center for County Government Building
510 W Water St Suite 130
Troy, Ohio 45373

Phone: 937-573-3549

Hours
Monday – Thurs
8:00 to 12:30 and 1 to 4:30

Every other Friday
8 to 12:30 and 1 to 4:30

Piqua WIC Clinic
Piqua Salvation Army Building
129 S Wayne St
Piqua, Ohio 45356

Phone: 937-773-0184

Hours
Tuesday - Thursday
8 to 12:30 and 1 to 4:30