WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
Is the WIC Program for me?
If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you. WIC is a supplemental food program that provides nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, education, nutritious foods and referrals to healthcare services.
WIC is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behavior in high-risk populations. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and considered by Kentucky as a Core Public Health program.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. See WIC’s Non-Discrimination Statement (PDF, English & Spanish) and information about WIC’s Free Language Assistance & Other Aids and Services.
- Install “WICShopper” from your app store.
- Select Kentucky as your WIC Agency.
- Register using the 16 digit number from your eWIC card.
- VIew your current benefits, food list, recipes, and more right from the app!
- Scan products using the app to verify WIC-eligibility as you shop!
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
WIC promotes, supports and encourages mothers to breastfeed their babies for the many proven health, nutrition, and emotional benefits to both mothers and babies. Breastfeeding is the best way to both nourish and nurture your baby.
The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program is designed to provide mother to mother (paraprofessional) breastfeeding support and basic breastfeeding education to WIC Program mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. WIC breastfeeding peer counselors provide a valuable service to our mothers by addressing the barriers to breastfeeding by offering breastfeeding education, support, and role modeling.
Peer Counselor Services
A JCHD WIC peer counselor will contact you during your pregnancy and assist you with any questions, or concerns you may have with breastfeeding. This is done through mailings, phone calls, and text messaging if requested. After delivery, the peer counselor will continue to provide support throughout your breastfeeding experience. Our peer counselors are available to support mothers outside of regular business hours to answer any breastfeeding questions our WIC mothers may have or to provide immediate referral to a Certified Lactation Counselor.
For more information about the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program, please call Ann Stevens at 885-4149 ext. 1007.
The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program is back!
We’re excited to be partnering once again with the KY WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Since 1992, the FMNP has promoted local farmers markets and helped bring locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables into the homes of WIC participants.
Through the FMNP, WIC participants 5 months of age and older qualify to receive $30 for the purchase of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs from participating farmers markets, including three farmers markets in Jessamine County. Benefits can be redeemed through October.
Benefits will be loaded onto the SoliMarket Shopper app (card options available for participants without a smart phone). Learn more about the FMNP app and card here (PDF). Give us a call at 859-885-4149 to get started.
Discover delicious new recipes with the WIC Farmers Market Recipe Book (PDF).
WIC’s Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-ComplaintForm-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The
completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.