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What WIC foods can I buy?

WIC food benefits make it easier for you to provide the healthy, delicious foods that you feel good about giving your family. WIC food benefits are also easy to use. Use them to get free healthy food, including:

    •  Fruits & vegetables
    •  Cereal & whole grain breads
    •  Milk & cheese
    •  Tofu & soy beverage
    •  Eggs
    •  100% Fruit juice
    •  Peanut butter and Beans
    •  Canned fish
    •  Baby foods
    •  Supplemental infant formula

Do you have questions? Contact Teller County Public Health today to learn more.


 

Contact Info:

Jillian Collins - Teller County WIC Education Specialist
Phone: 719.687.6416
Email:
collinsj@co.teller.co.us

What is WIC?
Colorado WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. WIC is The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

WIC is administered by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. CDPHE

Residents of Teller County and Southern Park County obtain services through Teller County Public Health.

More information on WIC


What does WIC offer?
WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children younger than age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

      Personalized nutrition consultation
      Breastfeeding information, support and referrals
      Free, healthy food
      Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing, lactation support, and other services that can benefit the whole family

And that’s not all! WIC also offers nutrition and health education on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, working and breastfeeding, and shopping on a budget.


Who is WIC for?
WIC is for all kinds of families: married, single and foster parents; working or not working.
You can participate in WIC if you:
      Live in Colorado
      Are pregnant or breastfeeding, and/or have a child younger than 5 years old
      Have a family income less than WIC Income Guidelines - Current WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

If you currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or SNAP, you are automatically WIC income eligible. Foster children younger than age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC.


Can men participate in WIC?
WIC welcomes men! WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, stepparents, and other guardians play in caring for children. Fathers and other caregivers of children younger than 5 are encouraged to bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition and health education, and use the eWIC card in grocery stores.


How do I apply for WIC?
Call Teller County Public Health at 719.687.6416 and ask for the WIC Program specialist to set up an appointment.

eWIC Cards


eWIC Card

WIC clinics statewide are now issuing eWIC cards to WIC families. (NO MORE CHECKS!) WIC clients use their eWIC card like a debit card to purchase WIC approved foods at authorized WIC grocery stores.
More info on eWIC cards