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Larry L. Leitch, M.A.,M.P.A.
Health Officer
Henry G. Taylor,M.D.,M.P.H
Deputy Health Officer
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Carroll County Health Department - Carroll County Maryland
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Health Services - Nutrition Services - WIC

The Carroll County Health Department recognizes the importance of healthy eating as a means to promote good health and prevent disease. The following services are available:

For nutrition information or presentations, contact the Nutritionist at 410-876-4981.

The WIC Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, call 410-876-4898.

What is WIC?
The WIC Program provides healthy foods and nutrition counseling to pregnant Women, new mothers, Infants and Children through their fifth birthday.

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Who is eligible for WIC?
You are eligible if you meet all of the following:
  • Live in Carroll County,
  • Are pregnant, a new mother, an infant, a child under 5 years of age,
  • Have a nutritional need such as low blood iron, or a diet low in certain foods or vitamins,
  • Receive Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) or have an income that
  • meets federal income guidelines. These guidelines are based on gross income (before taxes) and family
  • size, and change every year. The WIC staff will help you to figure out if your income would qualify.

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How to apply for WIC?
Call the WIC office at 410-876-4898 to make an appointment
All appointments take place at the Carroll County Health Department in Westminster
The WIC staff will tell you what you need to bring and how long it will take
You will be asked about your and/or your child's health history and eating habits

If you are eligible, you will receive:
  • Nutrition education about how to have a healthy pregnancy, how to feed your infants and children, and how to use food to improve your family's health.
  • Breastfeeding support that will give you the information you need to breastfeed successfully and someone to talk to about breastfeeding questions or concerns.
  • Checks to buy specific foods such as milk, 100% fruit juice, peanut butter, cheese, eggs, dried beans and peas, cereal and infant formula.
  • Referrals to other health and social services.
WIC works wonders!

Women enrolled in the program eat better and have healthier babies.
Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
Children on WIC eat healthier foods with more iron and vitamin C, which helps them develop strong minds and bodies.

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More Information
For more information about the WIC Program:

www.mdwic.org
www.fns.usda.gov/WIC


In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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