Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Free Nutrition Program for Massachusetts Families

www.mass.gov/wic

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WIC Day at Lowell Farmers’ Market, Lucy Larcom Park WAS August 2nd 2019 – There may still be Farmers’ Market Coupons available. Contact your local WIC office:

978-454-6397

Each ACTIVE participant age 4 months and up will receive $25 to purchase farm fresh fruits and vegetables at participating local farmers markets across Massachusetts!
This is a first come first served opportunity while supplies last. 

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This year’s Lowell Farmers’ Market will run LOWELL FARMERS’ MARKET 2019: FRIDAYS*, 12-5PM, JULY 12TH – OCTOBER 25TH. (*Except Friday 7/26, the Market will be closed due to the Folk Fest).  www.commteam.org/farmers-market

WIC DAY AT THE MARKET WAS AUGUST 2ND.

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Information

About This Program

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. It is a free nutrition program for Massachusetts families that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services.  WIC’s goal is to keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC is a unique program, which provides links to health and social service agencies, as well as food and nutrition services, to low to moderate income people in critical stages of growth and development.

Eligibility

Participants must live in Massachusetts, have a household income at or below 185% federal poverty level, have at least one of the medical or dietary conditions listed in the WIC nutrition risk criteria, and be either pregnant, breastfeeding (up to one year post partum), breast feeding and using formula for their infant (0-11 months old) and have children under the age of five years old.

Guidelines: May 15, 2019 – June 30, 2020

HOUSEHOLD YEARLY MONTHLY Bi-Weekly WEEKLY
1 $23,107 $1,926 $  889 $  445
2   31,284   2,607 1,204     602
3   39,461   3,289 1,518     759
4   47,638   3,970 1,833     917
5   55,815   4,652 2,147  1,074
6   63,992   5,333 2,462  1,231
7   72,169   6,015 2,776  1,388
8  80,346   6,696 3,091  1,546
For each additional family member add… +$8,177 +$682 +$315 +$158

If you are pregnant, you should count yourself as two.

Services:

  • Nutrition education and counseling on the importance of breastfeeding, appropriate feeding for infants, good diet during pregnancy, how to make good food choices, meal planning, and purchasing healthy food on a limited budget
  • WIC card to redeem at participating grocery stores or pharmacies for the WIC approved foods which may include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk, cheese, eggs, 100 % fruit juice, iron fortified cereal, peanut butter, dried beans, infant formula and baby foods and vegetables
  • Referrals to other health care and social service agencies.  WIC services are intended to supplement participant’s primary care
  • Coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables redeemable at farmers’ markets across the state
  • Good Food Project – Weekly topics on healthy eating (recipes, smart shopping, food demos and more)

SIMPLIFY YOUR WIC SHOPPING

  1. Install “WIC Shopper” from your app store.
  2. Select Massachusetts as your WIC Agency.
  3. Register using the 16-digit number on your WIC Card.
  4. Your available benefits will display each time you use the app.
  5. Scan the product bar code while you shop to check eligibility!
  6. Select your favorite sstore and view WIC approved items available.

LEARN MORE: Twitter – @WICEBTShopper    Facebook.com/WICEBTShopper      www.EBTShopper.com

Community Teamwork’s WIC Locations and Hours:

Main Office
45 Kirk Street
Lowell MA
978.454.6397
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-5
Wednesday 11-7
Friday 8:30-4:30
Saturday 9-1 (usually the 1st & 3rd Saturday)

Lowell Community Health Center
161 Jackson Street, 4th Floor
Lowell MA
978.221.6821
Same hours as Kirk Street, except not open Saturdays

Head Start
126 Phoenix Avenue
Lowell MA
978.654.7199
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-5

 Recipe for Farm Fresh Risotto

CLICK HERE FOR TIP SHEETS ON EATING HEALTHY (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

Join WIC for a food demonstrations and tastings throughout the year.
GO FURTHER with FOOD
Delicious, Nutritious Dishes on a Budget!
 45 Kirk Street
Wednesdays at 5pm and
Thursdays at 11am
                                                                                                                                                                      Menu
 
Come by WIC and see the Nutritionists creating meals on a budget!!!
There will be 9 days to chose to attend one or attend them all! 
 
For more information 978.454.6397
 
National Nutrition Month Flyer 
For more information, contact
CTI WIC Program Nutritionist Sarah Seguin
This year’s Lowell Farmers’ Market will run LOWELL FARMERS’ MARKET 2019: FRIDAYS, 12-5PM, JULY 12TH – OCTOBER 25TH.
for vendor invitation/application/contract – please visit www.commteam.org/farmers-market 

WIC Day at Lowell Farmers’ Market, Lucy Larcom Park 

 

Other Recipes:

Summer Squash Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing

Brown Rice Bowls – 1 Box for 3 Meals! 
Use one box of brown rice to create 3 different meals.

Helpful Links:

Apply for the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

www.mass.gov/wic

WIC Then and Now video

Contact WIC

WIC provides a range of services for qualified families. From nutrition and health education to food and support, all services are free.
Check Eligibility for WIC

Apply for WIC online

The WIC Card Brochure

WIC Approved Food Guide

WIC Shopper Mobile Application

The WIC Card Training Video for WIC Participants – English

The WIC Card Training Video for WIC Participants – Spanish

DURING THE WINTER MONTHS VISIT MILLS 5 MARKET, SUNDAYS 11-3. VISIT OUR LOWELL FARMERS’ MARKET PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Get In Touch

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) (Main Office)
45 Kirk St
Lowell, MA 01852

Head Start
126 Phoenix Avenue
Lowell MA

Lowell Community Health Center
161 Jackson Street, 4th Floor
Lowell MA


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