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Ooltewah WIC Clinics

Below are WIC Clinics and Programs in Ooltewah

Hamilton County Health Department Wic Clinic @ Ooltewah Health Center

5520 High St, Ooltewah TN 37363

WIC is a program that offers nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, nutritious foods, and health referrals to women, infants, and children who qualify. Who participates in WIC? Pregnant women, Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday), Non-breastfeeding, postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends), Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States, Children up to their 5th birthday. During a WIC visit, growth measurements and hemoglobin levels (iron levels in the blood) are checked and nutrition information is given. Participants also receive food vouchers that they can use to purchase certain WIC approved foods. WIC foods are high in key nutrients that women and children need for good health, such as iron, calcium and folic acid. There is also a special food package for mothers who fully breastfeed their infants. Foods bought with WIC vouchers are meant to be combined with other purchased foods to provide balanced meals for those who receive 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.