What Do You Need To Know?
There are many pregnant women all over the world but unfortunately, many of them do not have sufficient nutritious food to eat and due to this reason many children die just before the birth and many of them are pre-mature because of these women do not take nutritious diet which is essential for their own health and also for their unborn baby’s health. That is why the US government started a brilliant step to save their young ones and their mother and started a program is known as Ohio special supplement nutrition program for women, infant, and children (WIC).
The Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children work to protect the health of low-budget women, poor toddlers and needy children up to 5 years old that are in the miserable condition. This program helps the pregnant women and poor children (below five years) whom families have insufficient means of income and they do not provide a healthful diet to their family especially to their children and pregnant women. Food provided under the supervision of Ohio special supplement program for women, infants, and children include specific nutritious food like iron-fortified adult cereal, fruits, vegetables, vitamin-c rich fruit & vegetable, eggs, milk, cheese, nutritious beverages, and peanut butter, etc.
This program also helps expecting women to find a proper doctor for thorough treatment at low cost. In the United States of America, round about 10,000 clinics and hospitals are connected to Ohio special supplement and nutritious program for women, infants, and children.
The vision of Ohio special supplement and nutritious program WIC
It is said that ‘ A sound body possess a sound mind’, the vision of Ohio special supplement and nutritious program for women, infants, and children is based on this saying. The vision of Ohio special supplement and nutritious program for women, infants, and children is to save the precious lives of a mother and young ones and to provide them healthy food so that they enjoy a healthy life and to provide them bright future so that they lead their nation in the future.
Ohio special supplement nutrition program WIC serves
Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) offers supplemental and nutritious food, health care information to
- Poor pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Non-breastfeeding women
- Postpartum women
- Children (up to five years old)
How To Apply?
If you want to be a part of Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC), you will have to arrange an appointment by contacting your local agency. Visit the official website of the state or call the toll free number. Whenever you contact your local agency, they set up your appointment and tell you about the location, time and everything you need to keep with you during appointment.
Are You Eligible?
Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) is administered to serve special class of women, infants, and children. That special class includes:
Women: Pregnant (the First condition is during pregnancy, second is up to six weeks after child’s birth, and third is the end of pregnancy)
Postpartum (the First condition is up to six months of child’s birth, second is the end of pregnancy).
Breastfeeding (up to child’s first birthday).
Infants: Up to the infant’s first birthday.
Children: Up to the child’s fifth birthday.
The person who applied to be a participant of Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, must be a permanent resident of the area where they apply. The facilities will be provided to the applicant where Ohio WIC is operated by an Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) must satisfy the habitation requirements decided by Indian Tribal Organization otherwise facilities will not be provided to the applicant. The applicant is not allowed to take temporary residence in the area to fulfill the Ohio special supplement nutrition for women, infants, and children residency requirements.
Those people will be eligible for Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children that the income is same as the standard income level or below (decided by a state agency or resolved by automatically income-eligible based ) or having insufficient means of income. That income level must be between 100 percent but not greater than 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines
Nutrition Risk Requirement
The applicants will be eligible for Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children if they are at nutrition risk. Nutrition risk means if an applicant is suffered from anemia, underweight, or history of poor pregnancy outcome.
Professional physician, nurse or a nutritionist will decide after the thorough observation of the applicant whether the applicant is at nutrition risk or not. There is also a physician at Ohio special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children clinic, who will check the applicant without any fee. However, the applicant may obtain this information from their personal professional physician.
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