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Grand Island WIC Clinics

Below are WIC Clinics and Programs in Grand Island

Central District Health Department Wic Program

1137 South Locust, Grand Island NE 68801

WIC is one of the federal government's most successful programs. Studies have shown that pregnant women who participate in WIC have longer pregnancies leading to fewer premature births; have fewer low or very low birth-weight babies, experience fewer fetal and infant deaths; seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy; and consume more of such key nutrients as iron, protein, calcium and vitamin C. WIC also helps to assure children's normal growth, reduces levels of anemia, increases immunization rates, improves access to regular health care and improves diets. Four and five-year-olds whose mothers participated in WIC during pregnancy had better vocabulary test scores than children whose mothers have not received WIC benefits. Children who participated in WIC after their first birthday had better digit memory test scores than children who did not participate in WIC.

WIC Resources

  • WIC Breast Feeding Support
    Breastfeeding is essential in infant development and is recommended by the Women, Infant, and Child Program to be the best way of feeding babies.
  • WIC Eligibility Criteria
    To qualify for WIC benefits, applicants must meet Categorical, Residential, Income and Nutritional Risk Requirements.