Tracy Kelley | Home Nursing Agency WIC Program
WIC is open for business during COVID-19, and it has never been easier to apply. Are you struggling to provide healthy food for your young child? If you or another member of your family has lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for nutritional and breastfeeding support from WIC! Fill out an application online (www.pawic.com) or call our office at 814-234-8621. Our staff can schedule an appointment by phone or Zoom virtual conference to see if you qualify. You do not need to come into the office!
WIC is here for you during these trying, uncertain times. WIC provides eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of five with nutrition information, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to other services. The newly introduced eWIC card allows participating families to purchase grocery items conveniently by using a card that works just like a debit card.
Did you know?
If you receive SNAP, MA or TANF, you can also receive WIC.
Foster children under the age of five qualify for WIC.
WIC helps working families and the unemployed, even if you only need help short-term.
WIC provides certain foods that are important sources of nutrients to help you and your children grow. WIC foods include:
Fruits and vegetables
Whole-wheat bread and other whole grains
Dried and canned beans/peas,
Soy based beverages and tofu
Good nutrition helps protect against some health problems, such as obesity. Being healthy isn’t just about eating healthy – it’s also about physical activity. Your children learn by watching you so show them every day what they should eat and how they should stay active. You are their first teacher! WIC is here to help guide you along the way.
WIC also encourages breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a special time for everyone, and the entire family can be part of the new baby’s life and the breastfeeding process. Breast milk has just the right balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed for your baby to grow well. While breastfeeding is natural, it is also natural to be unsure at first. Your State College WIC staff is here to help. We have two International Board-Certified Lactation Counselors (IBCLC) on staff, ready to help you and your new family. WIC can also provide breast pumps for moms who must return to work. Call your WIC staff for details and pump qualifications.
Our State College is located at 270 Walker Drive, Suite 100, State College. Please call our staff at 814-234-8621 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.