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Orange WIC Clinics

Below are WIC Clinics and Programs in Orange

Community Action Of The Franklin, Hampshire And North Quabbin Regions - Orange Wic Office

167 South Main Street, Orange MA 01364

WIC is a lifeline for millions of families across the country. Specifically geared to pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women and children up to age 5, WIC provides checks to buy nutritious foods like milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and beans at local authorized grocery stores. In addition, it offers nutrition assessment and counseling, breastfeeding support and referrals to services that help keep families healthy and safe. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has an extraordinary record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their health, growth and development. WIC children enter school ready to learn and show better cognitive performance. Research shows that poor nutrition during early childhood increases the chance of anemia, adds to health care costs, and limits memory development and a child’s ability to learn. Poor nutrition during a baby’s first five years will affect that baby for the rest of its life. During this critical period of a child’s development, WIC provides a safe, nurturing environment for education, healthcare and social service referrals, as well as free access to nutritious foods.

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.