Navajo County

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Navajo County Public Health Services
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Participation Benefits

All benefits are at no cost to participants.

Benefits Recieved by WIC Participants

Women Receive

  • Nutritious supplemental foods
  • Health screening
  • Nutrition education
  • Referrals to Health & Human Services

Breastfeeding women also receive breastfeeding support and information that may include a breast pump and nursing pads.

Infants Receive

  • Breastfeeding support, supplemental infant formula or both
  • Age appropriate nutritious supplemental foods
  • Health Screening
  • Parents receive infant nutrition education and healthy feeding practices
  • Immunization referrals
  • Referrals to Health & Human Services

Children Younger than 5 Receive

  • Age appropriate nutritious supplemental foods
  • Health screening
  • Parents receive age appropriate nutrition education and healthy feeding practices
  • Immunization referrals
  • Referrals to Health & Human Services

Services WIC Offers

Supplemental Foods

  • Milk or Milk Alternative
  • Iron-fortified Cereal
  • Eggs
  • Peanut butter or Beans
  • 100% Whole Wheat Bread or Brown Rice or Soft Corn Tortillas
  • Cheese
  • Juice
  • Infant formula
  • Infant Fruits or Vegetables
  • Infant Cereal

For women exclusively breastfeeding

  • Tuna Fish or Salmon

For infants exclusively breastfeeding

  • Infant Meats

WIC Nutrients

The WIC foods are specially chosen for the nutrients that they supply. These nutrients are especially important for the women, infants and children that WIC serves.

  • Iron – Needed for healthy blood production
  • Calcium – Important for healthy bones and teeth
  • Vitamin A – Important for tissue growth, immune function and healthy vision
  • Vitamin D – Needed to metabolize calcium
  • Vitamin C – Needed for iron absorption, immune function and functions as an anti-oxidant
  • Protein – Important for tissue growth

Nutrition Education

WIC staff provides nutrition education individualized to meet the needs of you and your family. You can discuss the concerns you have regarding your family’s nutritional needs. Navajo County WIC Program also has a Registered Dietician on staff to address the nutrition needs of high risk participants.

Immunization Referrals for Infants and Children

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Hepatitus B
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Varicella

Breastfeeding Education and Support

WIC staff provides the information women need to make an informed decision regarding the best feeding method for their infant. Breastfeeding women can also receive additional supplemental food, information on breastfeeding techniques, breast pumps, nursing pads and additional information and support. Most of the Navajo County WIC staff are Certified Breastfeeding Counselors (CBC). This means they have received specialized education and training with regards to breastfeeding.

The Arizona WIC Program also offers a free 24-hour breastfeeding helpline at 1-800-833-4642. The helpline is staffed by Certified Lactation Consultants.

Referrals to Health and Human Services

WIC refers to a variety of health and human services, including, but not limited to:

  • Local Food Programs
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Head Start
  • Family Planning
  • Immunizations
  • Prenatal Care
  • Housing Assistance
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • School Breakfast & Lunch Programs
  • Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Job Services
  • Infant Injury Prevention Program
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs

WIC Saves Money

By enrolling in WIC and participating each month families are able to save money. The money families do not spend on the WIC foods can be used to purchase nutritious foods that WIC does not supply.

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