PUBLIC HEALTH, STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF - WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: WIC Administration
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Administers and monitors the federally funded supplemental food program of the U.S. Agricultural Dept. Women and children who are income eligible and at risk nutritionally receive eWIC cards for the purchase of food. The Health Department contracts with local agencies and health departments to provide service. Emphasis is to promote good nutrition, and the education component is stressed. WIC Unit at DPH also certifies retailers to be able to accept eWIC cards as payment for food. Farmers' markets will also accept eWIC for purchases.
WIC foods include: infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, canned fish, soy-based beverages, tofu, fruits and vegetables, baby foods, wholewheat bread, and other whole-grain products.
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