Steele County Public Health
WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program
635 Florence Ave, Owatonna, MN, 55060-4700
Distance: 1032 Miles
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that assists eligible low income pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children to eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.
WIC services include:
* Nutrition information for having a healthy pregnancy and for feeding your family
* Support for breastfeeding
* Nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk, eggs and more
* Referrals to other health and/or social services for you and your family
- Assistance with community resources
- Nutrition assessment and/or counseling
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
Who is eligible for WIC?
* Women who are pregnant or have been pregnant within the past 6 months
* Breastfeeding women (within the first year of birth)
* Infants, birth to 1 year, and children, from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday
Parents (and foster parents or guardians) of children under 5 years of age can apply for their children.
To be eligible for WIC in Minnesota, a family must also:
* Be living in Minnesota. Apply in the county where you live.
* Meet WIC income guidelines, or be enrolled in another program such as MinnesotaCare.
Bring to your appointment:
* All children under 5 years old
* Proof of identity for each woman and child
* Proof of all income for the family
* Proof of address
More information about what to bring and expect
There is no fee for this service.
8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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A public health nutrition program administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service that provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and health care referrals for income-eligible pregnant or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Foster parents, grandparents, guardians and single fathers who have custody of their children may also be eligible to receive food assistance for children up to age five if they meet income guidelines. WIC provides specific foods to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure good health and development. Food packages typically include iron-fortified infant cereal, milk, cheese, eggs, whole grains, peanut butter, beans, fruits, vegetables and juice. Families can shop for WIC foods at most grocery stores using a WIC electronic transfer benefit (EBT) card or vouchers.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YB-9500.1500-650Preschool Age Children Definition
Children who are age three to five.
Very young children from birth to age three.
Infants who are in their first weeks of life.
YK-2000.2200Families With Infants/Toddlers Definition
Family units that consist of parents and one or more offspring from birth through age three.
YK-6500.6100New Parents Definition
Parents with a recently born child.
YK-6500.6600Pregnant Women Definition
Women who are awaiting the birth of a child.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.
YL-3300.6500Poverty Level Definition
People whose annual income is within the federal poverty level guidelines which vary according to family size and are revised annually.