WIC Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

WIC Nutrition Program

Good nutrition is very important to pregnant women and to children. Breastfeeding, as nutrition, can also be very beneficial to babies. WIC is a federally funded program that provides nutrition education, health assessments, and supplementary food vouchers to income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and to families with infants and small children. Good nutrition is essential to healthy families.

  • Provides free one-on-one and group nutrition education. You may qualify to take your nutrition education online. If your nutritionist approves online education, visit the WIC online education website.
  • Ensures the proper growth of infants and children
  • Provides breastfeeding education and assistance
  • Assesses eligibility to receive a free breast pump
  • Assists with referrals to community programs and services
  • Provides WIC EBT card with free foods to supplement monthly food purchases

Visit Illinois WIC Program Information (Illinois Department of Human Services) page.

Qualifications

  • Live in Peoria County
  • Are pregnant or have a child less than 5 years of age
  • Meet WIC Income Guidelines

New Clients Can Apply Now:

Start Your Application Or call to register for an appointment

  • To sign up as a new WIC client, call 309-679-6076 to complete your application or to make an appointment.
  • Required education and certification will be completed by telephone, online, or at your scheduled appointment. (Call volume is high, so leave one message, and we will get back to you in 1-2 days. We are returning calls in order. Thanks for being patient.)

Clients on WIC can now upload documents:

Upload Your Documents Or call for support

  • For changes to your food package or formula by your doctor, call 309-679-6076 for directions.
  • Your Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will be available daily and after hours by the telephone number provided to you.

WIC Encourages Breastfeeding

WIC supports breastfeeding. The nutritional and health advantages of breastfeeding are taught and encouraged in WIC nutrition education. Participants also learn about the convenience and bonding advantages of breastfeeding their infants. Breastfeeding mothers receive larger food packages to support the higher nutritional needs of breastfeeding. WIC has a dedicated Breastfeeding Peer Counselor on staff to help educate and support women from the start of pregnancy, through the start of breastfeeding, and on to successful breastfeeding.

Have a breastfeeding question or need support? Call our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at 309-679-6187 or email WIC

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Non-Discrimination Notice

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or Local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint., and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

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

fax: (202) 690-7442; or

email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.