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West Chicago WIC Clinics

Below are WIC Clinics and Programs in West Chicago

Dupage County Health Department Wic - West Chicago

245 West Roosevelt Road, Building 14, Unit 148, West Chicago IL 60185

The WIC program is a Federally-funded program that is administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services Program. Eligibility is determined by the USDA and is based upon family income, family size and other nutritional risk factors. The program serves eligible families during the prenatal period through the child's fifth birthday. Nutritional information, nutritional assessment and education as well as food vouchers are provided to families to help themselves to make nutritious food choices that promote their babies' and childrens' growth and development. The food that can be purchased by using the food instrument coupons provided by WIC includes iron-fortified infant formula, milk,eggs, cheese, juice, cereal, beans, peas, and peanut butter. Fruits and vegetables are also included in the food instrument coupons to promote healthy eating. Typically, a three-month supply of food items is issued at one time. Nutritional education classes are provided and mandatory for WIC enrollees. WIC encourages breastfeeding among participants and will provide education and support to mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies.

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.