The cost of buying nutritional foods to feed children can be a challenge for many families in Southeast Louisiana. Access Health Louisiana’s WIC staff can help mothers get help paying for groceries through the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children better known as “WIC.” To qualify, women and children must meet a few federal requirements based on residency, age, income and nutritional risk.
You can rely on AHL’s WIC staff to help make applying for benefits easy and fast. If interested, just call and set up an appointment to meet with a member of our team. You will be asked to bring the following documentation to your appointment: a driver’s license or picture id, proof of income (if employed) your Medicaid card, food stamps (SNAP) or TANF benefit. You may also need any medical information from your doctor, and if you’re applying for benefits for a child, you will need your child’s immunization record as well.
WIC benefits are available to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women. Infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk are also eligible for benefits. Some of the benefits of having WIC include foods such as: cereal, baby foods, fruit and vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, canned vegetables, whole wheat bread and much more. Those who qualify also have access to a variety of specialized resources including: health screenings, nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, immunization screenings and well as substance abuse referrals.
Don’t let another month go by without putting a healthy meal on your table. To apply, call Access Health Louisiana’s WIC Department today!