WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.
“Welcome to WIC” Video– view the short video and learn how your family can benefit from WIC services.
WIC Breastfeeding Support
WIC mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical reason not to. All WIC staff are trained to promote breastfeeding and provide the necessary support new breastfeeding mothers and infants need for success. WIC State and local agencies are required by WIC Program regulations to create policies and procedures to ensure breastfeeding support and assistance is provided throughout the prenatal and postpartum period, particularly when the mother is most likely to need assistance.
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC Include
- Anticipatory guidance, counseling, and breastfeeding educational materials
- A greater quantity and variety of foods
- Longer participation in the Program
- Breastfeeding aids such as breast pumps, flanges, nursing pads, etc.
- Trained staff and peer helper program
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding.
Farmer’s Market Vouchers
Each year Defiance County WIC participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Participants four months and older are given coupons worth $20 to buy vegetables, herbs, and fruits at the local farmers’ markets. For more information please call (419) 782-7770. Click the link below for more information on Farmers Markets.
Eligibility is also determined by medical or nutritional risk. Income guidelines must be met. Applicants must also be a resident of Defiance county.
Locations and Hours
Call (419) 782-7770 to schedule your appointment today at the following locations:
*New hours effective October 1, 2019*
Defiance County General Health District
Melinda Kuhlman, RD, LD – WIC Director
1300 East Second Street, Suite 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: (419) 782-7770
Fax: (419) 783-4882
Guidelines effective July 2020: