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About the Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) Program

The Nutrition and WIC Services Section administers one USDA- funded program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, ad Children (WIC). This Program provides nutrition and health education, healthy supplemental food, and other services to Kansas Families who qualify.

WIC's goal is to help ensure the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women, new oms, and kids under the age of 5 by providing:

  • Personalized nutrition information and support
  • Checks to buy healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family

       This program also offers:
  • Immunization screening and referral
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Nutrition and health classes covering a variety of topics:
    • Meal planning 
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Picky eaters
    • Caring for a new baby
    • Shopping on a budget
    • and More!
The Nutrition & WIC Services Program also provides nutrition support for the variety of programs within the Kansas Bureau of Family Health. The mission of Nutrition & WIC Services is to improve the health status and nutritional well-being  of Kansans through access to:
  • Quality nutrition intervention services by a registered/licensed dietitian
  • Substance abuse identification
  • Nutrition Education
  • Integration with and referral to other health services

Who's Eligible? 
Many working people are eligible for WIC and don't realize it. WIC serves Kansas residents who are:
  • Breastfeeding, up to the baby's first birthday
  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after the baby's birth
  • Children under five years old
  • Meet the WIC Income Guidelines
  • Have a medical or nutritional need
      Examples of nutritional risk factors to determine eligibility include:
    • A high or low  weight for height/ length
    • A diet inappropriate for age
    • A reduced amount of iron in the blood ( hemoglobin) 
    • Medical conditions that jeopardize nutritional status
WIC clients must meet WIC Income guideline and have a medical or nutritional need.

How to Apply?

Call the Lois at the Health Department to schedule an appointment. WIC appointments are currently scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Cloud County Health Department  is a certified WIC agency and will assist you during the application process.
Contact information: 
Cloud County Health Department
Phone (785)243-8140 
910 West 11th Street
Concordia KS 66901

At your appointment, there will be a brief review of foods you eat, medical history, and current health status to determine the medical or nutritional need.  If you or your child is found eligible for WIC benefits, the appointment will also include nutrition education.

For your first appointment, you will need to bring the following:
  • Proof of Identity
    • Birth Certificate
    • Driver's License
    • KS Medicaid Card
    • Military ID
    • Passport
    • Photo ID
    • School ID
  • Proof of ID for Child
    • Birth Certificate
    • Foster care/adoption papers
    • KS Medicaid card
    • Shot/Immunization records
    • WIC cannot accept Social Security Cards as proof of Identity
  • Proof of Residency
    • Envelope that was mailed to you
    • Official letter
    • Rent receipts 
    • Utility Bill
  • Proof of Household Income for ALL people living in your house
    • Income tax form for self-employment
    • Medicaid/ Healthwave 19 Card
    • Paycheck stub from current job
    • SRS benefit letter

WIC Nutrition and WIC Approved Foods

Please contact Julie , our WIC dietitian for more information.

Kansas WIC Website

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