This longstanding Women’s, Infants & Children’s Program aims to safeguard the health of low-income families. It is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, health care referrals and other services free of charge to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum Massachusetts women and families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under age five healthy.
To do this, WIC provides:
- Community outreach
- Personalized nutrition consultants
- Free, healthy food
- Tips for eating well to improve health
- Referrals to other services that can benefit the whole family
WIC offers breastfeeding classes and one-on-one breastfeeding support, as well as immunization screening and referrals. WIC also provides parents with opportunities to talk with other parents about nutrition and other health topics that are important to their families. WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child at Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center.