WIC provides the following services to achieve positive health outcomes:
Nutrition counseling and education
Breastfeeding promotion and support
Vouchers to buy nutritious foods
Immunization and screening referrals
Health and social service referrals
FREE HEALTHY FOODS
Milk, cheese and more
Cereal and other grains
Peanut butter and beans
BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT
Mom-to-mom support through Peer Counselor
Personalize nutrition counseling on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for new baby.
Nutritional needs during pregnancy
Referrals for immunization and screenings.
Social service referrals
RST Maternal & Child Health Program
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Live in proximity of service area.
Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women, an infant or child under the age of 5.
Have a nutritional risk.
Have a household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines (below).
You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid or Commodities
Mothers, fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.
POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES
Section 17(d)(2)(A) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 requires the Secretary to establish income criteria to be used with nutritional risk criteria in determining a person’s eligibility for WIC.
1. In reference to policy memorandum the following chart is the current income eligibility guidelines for WIC.
2. The Rosebud Sioux WIC Program will follow the Annual Poverty Income Guidelines established under Section 9 of the National School Lunch Act or reduced-price school lunch means at the 185% level.
3. Any applicant who documents that they receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), TANF, Medicaid, or Medicaid-CHIP is considered adjunctively (automatically) income eligible for WIC. Income does not have to be verified but must be recorded.
DOCUMENTATION NEEDED TO RECEIVE WIC
REQUIRE ONE (1) ITEM OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. PROOF OF RESIDENCY:
_____ Utility/Phone Bill
______ Rent/Mortgage Receipt
______ School/Voters Registration
______ P.O. Box receipt
______ Community Chairperson Verification
2. PROOF OF INCOME:
______ 2 Check Stubs on all household income.
______ If no income, a written statement from whomever assists with money for the
month, if not on any programs, (eg, Food-stamps, Medicaid, TANF)
3. PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY: (Case Number Required)
______ Food Stamps _______ Medicaid
______ TANF _______ Commodities
4. PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION:
Newborn Children Women
___crib card ___birth certificate ___drivers license
___immunization record ___tribal ID
___baptismal record ___school ID
___social security card ___work ID
____ Doctor’s statement with EDC
All these Implementations are set for Program Integrity. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you. WIC Staff.
If you have a
“Notice of Action” form from the Dept of Social Services, it has both residency and eligibility (case #) on it.
WIC Retailers are the hub for healthy families.
WIC retailers are grocery stores, farmers and commissaries who are authorized to issue healthy foods to WIC families by accepting WIC purchases.
Retailers play a vital role in the WIC Program by doing the following:
Ensuring that WIC families have access to safe and nutritious foods
Maintaining minimum inventory of WIC foods
Offering a positive shopping experience.
Officering competitive prices to help WIC contain costs and reach the greatest number of eligible women, infants and children.
APPROVED FOOD LIST
What foods can you get on WIC?Selected foods that are healthy to eat and can fit within food preferences of various cultures.Occasionally this list of foods is reviewed and updated.WIC food packages contain:
Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables
Whole grain choices, including 100 percent whole wheat bread, brown rice, and whole wheat/corn tortillas and whole wheat pasta
Canned or dried beans
Varieties of canned fish
Yogurt, milk cheese and eggs
100% fruit and vegetable juices