Public Health

WIC Nutrition Program

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Eligibility is based on four criteria. To be eligible for WIC you must:

  • Be an Oregon resident.
  • Be a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or a child under 5 years old.
  • Have a household income less than 185% of poverty guidelines.
  • Have a nutritional need or risk.

Overview

WIC is a public health nutrition program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population by providing:

  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding promotion
  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Partnerships with and referral to other public and private community groups

The WIC supplemental foods offered each month are not intended to meet all the nutritional needs for a balanced diet, but to help enhance the specific nutrients that are important during pregnancy/lactation in women, and rapid growth periods in infancy and young children.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. Linn County WIC offers a variety of nutrition education opportunities, where participants can learn about current nutrition and health information specific to their personal interests and health goals.

Linn County WIC has nutrition professionals available at no cost to assist participants with challenging nutrition concerns.

Oregon WIC
Online Nutrition Education for Participants

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Breastfeeding Services

Linn County WIC has breastfeeding professionals available at no cost to assist participants with breastfeeding.

For more information, contact the Linn County WIC Lactation Consultant:

Leah Brunson, IBCLC
Linn County Department of Public Health
(541) 967-3888 ext. 2619
lbrunson@co.linn.or.us

Supplemental Foods and Infant Formulas

For current information regarding WIC food packages please visit
Oregon State WIC website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/wic/index.shtml

Please note that the Linn County WIC program does not provide emergency food services.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 
 

Office Hours

Most office sites are open Monday through Friday:

8 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can contact us at the addresses and telephone numbers below or by e-mailing our staff.

Location

Albany

Main Office   view map
2730 SE Pacific Blvd
Albany, OR 97321

Telephone: 541-967-3888
FAX: 541-926-2102
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
TTY/TTD: 1-800-735-2900

Lebanon

Office   view map
1600 S Main St
Lebanon, OR 97355

Telephone: 541-451-5932
FAX: 541-258-5704
Toll free: 1-888-451-2631

Sweet Home

Office   view map
799 Long St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Telephone: 541-367-3888
FAX: 541-367-2407
Toll free: 1-800-920-7571

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