Utah WIC Application Information
How to Apply for WIC
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Utah WIC provides nutritious food for certain low-income families with pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women. The program also provides nutritious food to infants and children under five living with such families. In addition to nutritious food, Utah WIC also provides assistance for breastfeeding women through one-on-one counseling. Participants will also receive referrals for other services that can prove helpful for growing families.
Utah WIC also provides nutrition education as a core part of the program. Participants have the opportunity to learn about nutrition whenever they visit a WIC clinic. Participants will also have a schedule for proper classes on many important topics including breastfeeding, infant feeding, dental health, and many more.
Utah WIC provides nutritious food for participants. The program wants people on nutritious risk to improve their health through healthy food. The program provides a wide range of foods so that recipients can enjoy a variety of foods and stay on balanced diet. Recipients can buy bread, cereals, juices, milk, cheese, eggs, infant formula, baby food, whole wheat bread, tortillas, fruits, and vegetables. You can find a complete list of permitted foods here: www.health.utah.gov/wic/pdf/food_rule_materials.
The program also provides referrals to other programs and services such as immunizations, prenatal care, health care, family planning, food banks, Medicaid and other referrals. You can get more info on WIC referral services from your WIC office. You can also find some useful info in this flyer: http://www.health.utah.gov/wic/pdf/General.
Utah WIC is available for most residents of Utah as long as they meet program requirements. To apply for WIC in Utah, you will just have to call your nearest WIC office. They will schedule an appointment with you to determine your eligibility for the program during interview.
In order to receive benefits through Utah WIC, one has to be among the following categories.
- Pregnant women
- Postpartum women
- Breastfeeding women
- Infants under the age of 1 year
- Children under the age of five
Applicants will have to:
- Be U.S citizen or qualified alien
- Be a resident of Utah
- Meet income limits
- Infants under the age of 1 year
- Have a nutritious need due to being on nutritious risk
Utah WIC Income Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for Utah WIC, your household income should meet income guidelines for the program. Here is a quick chart with household size and annual income limit. You can find a complete chart with monthly, twice monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly income limit here.
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For households with more people, please add $7,326 in gross annual income for each additional person.
WIC Application Instructions
In order to apply for Utah WIC, you will have to find a WIC clinic near you. You can find details about WIC locations here: www.health.utah.gov/wic/clinics
Find the phone number from this link above for your nearest WIC clinic, and call to schedule an appointment. After clinic schedules an appointment with you, you will have to take certain documents with you. These documents include proof of income, residency, and immunization records. Take your proof of identity with you as well.
During your interview, you will have to answer number of questions. All the information you reveal during the interview is confidential and always remains safe with WIC. After question answer session, you will meet a nutritionist who will determine your health status and describe it for the purpose of WIC program. If you have applied for your child, make sure you take him or her along. Nutritionist will have to run few health tests for your kids.