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Healthy Moms & 
Healthy Kids

WIC & NUTRITION

What is WIC?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals to other social services to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum. Infants and children up to their fifth birthday may also receive benefits.

 

Who is eligible for WIC? 

  •  Women who are pregnant

  •  Women who are breastfeeding

  •  Women who just had a baby

  •  Infants and children up to age 5

Services and benefits

  • Breast pumps and supplies for breastfeeding moms per WIC guidelines

  • Breastfeeding peer counseling to help with breastfeeding concerns and provide support

  • Healthy food packages include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain bread, brown rice, canned tuna/salmon, eggs, cheese, low fat milk, iron-fortified cereal, dry beans, peanut butter and fruit juice

  • Nutrition education including healthy eating tips and recipes

YOUR HEALTH

IS OUR PRIORITY

How do I apply?
  • To be eligible, applicants must have a total household income at or below a level set by the USDA. Current income guidelines can be viewed HERE.  

  • Income eligibility is determined by gross income, and some exclusions may apply.

  • Applicants with proof of Medicaid, SNAP or TANF automatically meet income requirements.

  • One pregnant woman may count as two household members for income eligibility

We are here to help. 
Call our clinic today to schedule your appointment. 

Tensas - 318.766.1967

MEET OUR WIC & NUTRITION PROVIDER

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Susan Melancon,
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

 

Susan Melancon, RDN 

 

Susan is a registered dietitian nutritionist, RDN, and our head WIC provider. She strives to provide her patients with the tools they need to live healthy lives. She helps guide pregnant and nursing mothers on maintaining adequate nutrition for both themselves and their young children.