What the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Prograim is…
WIC is a federally funded supplemental food and nutrition education program for women (pregnant, breastfeeding or up to 6 months postpartum), infants and children to the age of five. WIC provides food purchases on an EBT card, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health care. WIC program benefits are redeemed at local stores that accept WIC benefits. By providing some of the foods needed daily for good health, WIC can help you stretch your food budget. Nutrition staff at the WIC clinic can help you plan healthy meals for your family, give advice on infant feeding, children’s dietary needs, and the dietary needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women.
What is more important than you and your children’s health?
WIC Clinic Locations in Oswego County
Central Square: Baptist Church, 701 N. Main Street
Fulton: Believer’s Chapel, 614 South 4th Street
Hastings: Fire Station, 1994 US Route 11
Mexico: Church of God, 11 South Jefferson Street
Oswego: WIC Office, 10 George Street
Phoenix: Fire Station, 457 Main Street
Pulaski: Ringgold Fire Company, 12 Lake Street
Sandy Creek: Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive
WIC clinic locations and hours available to accommodate working families and students. Appointments are available early morning, evening and one Saturday per month.
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.
10 George Street, Suite 400
Oswego, NY 13126
315-343-1311 or 1-888-730-3803
or email us at WIC@oco.org
WIC Acceptable Foods
Fruits & Vegetables
Whole Grain Bread
Additional foods are given to exclusively breastfeeding women.
Our staff will adjust your food package to best fit your individual needs.
WIC offers a variety of nutrition information at every visit. Some of our topics include.
Picky Eaters, Whole Grains and Dental Health. These topics can be based on individual needs.
WIC offers a Peer Counseling Program for expectant and breastfeeding mothers. The Peer Counseling Program provides a wide range of support, assistance and education on topics such as identifying good milk supply, nutrition facts, positioning and returning to work. This Peer Support is provided by experienced breastfeeding moms who’ve also been on WIC.
WIC has electric and manual breast pumps available for special needs.
The OCO WIC Program has two Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) available to assist mothers or other healthcare providers with breastfeeding questions or concerns.
Click the links below for more information about breastfeeding or contact your local WIC Program.