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9/28/2015
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What is WIC?
Presented by Jessica Arney MS, RD
Cumberland Plateau Health District
Virginia Department of Healt...
9/28/2015
2
Who Do We Serve?
 WIC is available to Virginia’s:
 pregnant,
 breastfeeding, and
 postpartum women,
 infa...
9/28/2015
3
Food Packages
Pregnant Woman
Food Packages
Postpartum Woman Fully Breastfeeding
Food Packages
6-11 months form...
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Food Packages
12-23 months 2-5 years
Nutrition Education
 Nutrition education provided at all
visits
 High r...
9/28/2015
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Breast Pumps
Personal Use Pumps Hospital Grade Pump
Need for Supplements
 Infant formula
 Similac Advance
 ...
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What Does WIC Do for YOU?
 What does WIC have to do with
me as a healthcare provider?
How Can I Help?
 How c...
9/28/2015
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Contact Information
 Jessica Arney MS, RD
 Jessica.Arney@vdh.virginia.gov
 Office Phone: 276-988-5585 x116
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  1. 1. 9/28/2015 1 What is WIC? Presented by Jessica Arney MS, RD Cumberland Plateau Health District Virginia Department of Health Virginia WIC Program  Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)  federally funded program  nutritious foods,  nutrition education,  breastfeeding promotion and support,  screening and referrals Goal  The goal of the program is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children (under age 5) through better nutrition and access to health care.
  2. 2. 9/28/2015 2 Who Do We Serve?  WIC is available to Virginia’s:  pregnant,  breastfeeding, and  postpartum women,  infants and children under the age of five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Income Guidelines Economic Unit Income Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly 1 $21,775 $1,815 $908 $838 $419 2 $29,471 $2,456 $1,228 $1,134 $567 3 $37,167 $3,098 $1,549 $1,430 $715 4 $44,863 $3,739 $1,870 $1,726 $863 5 $52,559 $4,380 $2,190 $2,022 $1,011 6 $60,255 $5,022 $2,511 $2,318 $1,159 7 $67,951 $5,663 $2,832 $2,614 $1,307 8 $75,647 $6,304 $3,152 $2,910 $1,455 Each Additional Member Add + $7,696 + $642 + $321 + $296 + $148 WIC Income Guide Effective Dates: April 15, 2015 to June 30, 2016 Nutritious Foods
  3. 3. 9/28/2015 3 Food Packages Pregnant Woman Food Packages Postpartum Woman Fully Breastfeeding Food Packages 6-11 months formula 6-11 months breast
  4. 4. 9/28/2015 4 Food Packages 12-23 months 2-5 years Nutrition Education  Nutrition education provided at all visits  High risk nutrition counseling  On-line nutrition education option  www.healthbitesva.org/ Breastfeeding Promotion and Support  Virginia WIC Peer Counselor Program  Breastfeeding supplies  Breast Pump Loan Program  Personal Use Breast Pumps
  5. 5. 9/28/2015 5 Breast Pumps Personal Use Pumps Hospital Grade Pump Need for Supplements  Infant formula  Similac Advance  Similac Sensitive  Similac Soy Isomil  Special formula  WIC 395 form Referrals  Health  Welfare  Social services
  6. 6. 9/28/2015 6 What Does WIC Do for YOU?  What does WIC have to do with me as a healthcare provider? How Can I Help?  How can I help my patients receive WIC benefits?  Make it routine! Put a WIC brochure in every new-patient packet.  Mention WIC to everyone. Tell your patients that WIC is a health and nutrition program and encourage them to call a local WIC program.  Display WIC posters and brochures in your office. Find a WIC Clinic Near You
  7. 7. 9/28/2015 7 Contact Information  Jessica Arney MS, RD  Jessica.Arney@vdh.virginia.gov  Office Phone: 276-988-5585 x116 Disclosure Statement of Financial Interest  I, Jessica Arney, DO NOT have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation. Disclosure Statement of Unapproved/Investigative Use I, Jessica Arney, DO NOT anticipate discussing the unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device during this activity or presentation.

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