About WIC

  • 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.
  • View this short video and learn how your family can benefit from WIC services.
  • Click here for contact and clinic info.

Healthy Food

  • Fruits, vegetables, whole grains (including bread, pasta, rice, tortillas), juice, cereal, milk, peanut butter, beans, eggs, baby food, baby cereal, and formula.
  • Defiance County WIC participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Participants are given coupons worth $20 to buy vegetables, herbs, and fruits at the local farmers’ markets.  Click the link below for more information on Farmers Markets.

Nutrition Education

  • Nutrition education, health assessment and referrals to other health and community services are offered.
  • Participants receive shopping guidance, prenatal nutrition tips, kid-friendly recipes, and personalized nutrition counseling

Breastfeeding Support

  • Mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical reason not to. 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.
  • Defiance WIC employs trained staff and a Breastfeeding Peer Helper


Please enjoy this Breastfeeding Class Video recorded by Melinda Kuhlman, the Defiance County Health Department WIC Director. Melinda is a Registered Dietician (RD) and a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). This video was recorded to expand access to breastfeeding education for our WIC participants and the Defiance County community.

Defiance County WIC Breastfeeding Class

WIC Eligibility

  • Eligibility is also determined by medical or nutritional risk. 
  • Applicants must also be a resident of Defiance county.
  • Income guidelines must be met. View the income chart below for more information.

Locations and Hours
Call (419) 782-7770 to schedule your appointment today at the following locations:

Defiance County Health Department
1300 East Second Street, Suite 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Monday-Thursday: – 8:30 AM – 12:00 & 1:00 – 5:30pm
Friday – CLOSED
Hicksville Huber Opera House
157 E. High Street
Hicksville, OH 43526
1st Wednesday – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Contact Information
Defiance County Health Department
Melinda Kuhlman, RD, LD, CLC – WIC Director
1300 East Second Street, Suite 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone:  (419) 782-7770
Fax:  (419) 783-4882

WIC Clinic

Have you downloaded WICShopper? Our staff is excited to connect participants with this helpful app. Learn more about the app by viewing the WICShopper tutorial videos below. 

Helpful Resources

*Effective 07-01-22

Farmers Market Vouchers

Health Screenings


Carseat Program


USDA/FNS Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:  https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-

0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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