What is WIC?

WIC is a program that offers nutrition advice and provides benefits for healthy foods to Rhode Island families who qualify.

WIC WIC is a nutrition program that provides: Healthy foods such as milk, juice, cereal, cheese, eggs, infant formula, tuna and carrots Nutrition education to improve family health Breastfeeding advice and support Referrals to doctors, dentists, and other community services WIC helps: Pregnant women Breastfeeding moms New moms with babies under six months old Babies … WIC Read More »

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WIC serves: 

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • New moms
  • Babies and children up to age 5

How does WIC help pregnant women? 

WIC helps pregnant women be as healthy as possible during pregnancy, resulting in healthier babies.

Pregnant women who participate in WIC:

  • Receive benefits for healthy foods to support good nutrition during pregnancy
  • Have babies with healthier weights
  • Receive breastfeeding advice, making it easier to breastfeed their infants.

What does WIC provide to parents to keep their children healthy?

  • Nutrition advice
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, day care providers, and other services
  • Benefits to buy healthy food at local stores and farmers’ markets

WIC also provides services for fathers, grandparents, or foster parents with young children.

You can make an appointment by calling us at 401-453-3220 ext. 100, or come to our office at 224 Dexter Street during our WIC hours: 

Monday: 9am – 4:30pm

Tuesday: 10:30am – 6:30pm

Wednesday: 9am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 10:30am – 6:30pm

Friday: 9am – 3:30pm

For more questions about the Sankofa WIC program, contact our Sankofa Jennifer Benitez WIC Program Coordinator/ Nutritionist at 401-453-3220 ext. 102.