Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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Web Resources for Breastfeeding Moms:


  1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Milk storage guidelines, frequently asked questions, and research
  2. Women's Health: Breastfeeding Resources
  3. Le Leche League of Anoka County: Breastfeeding Support and Encouragement
  4. Baby Gooroo: Breastfeeding information and videos
  5. Kelly Mom: Breastfeeding and parent information
What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

For those who qualify, WIC provides nutritious food at no cost, nutrition counseling, referrals for health care, and a list of grocery stores that will exchange WIC benefits for approved foods.

Positive Health Outcomes of Participating in WIC

For Mom:
  • Reduced risk of cancer (ovarian and breast)
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of postpartum depression
For Baby:
  • Reduced risk for infections
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of SIDS
  • Reduced risk of obesity

Availability


WIC services are available to income eligible residents. WIC clinics in Anoka County are open Monday through Friday, except holidays. See a map with addresses of WIC clinics in Anoka County.

To determine if you are eligible, click here for eligibility guidelines or call 763-422-7055.

Resources


Anoka County Breastfeeding Resource List
Anoka County Public Health Nurse Home Visiting Brochure
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Appointment Scheduling 
To schedule a WIC appointment, call 763-422-7055.

Clinics Outside Anoka 
Visit the for Minnesota Department of Health WIC website for information about clinics outside of Anoka County. 

Breastfeeding

-The Goal & Why It Matters
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
What is SNAP? 
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.

To determine if you are eligible, call 763-422-7200.

2015-2016 WIC SHOPPING GUIDES


WIC Shopping Guide English-1WIC Shopping Guide Spanish

Tips for Pregnant Moms - Making Healthy Food Choices

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Web Resources for Healthy Eating:

    1. American Academy of Pediatrics: Health and nutrition information for kids
    2. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Healthy eating ideas and recipes
    3. MyPlate: Nutrition and physical activity tips plus on-line tools for tracking progress