Pregnant women and new mothers may wonder about the Ithaca, NY WIC program. If you struggle to provide yourself or your child with nutrient-dense foods, you may qualify for this nutrition-focused program. The Tompkins County WIC agency offers pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, caretakers, and children younger than five with access to nutritious foods and support for proper childhood development. Avoid pregnancy complications and give your child the nutrition he or she needs with our WIC services for Ithaca, NY.
When you finish the application process for the Tompkins County WIC program, our administrators will walk you through how WIC works and show you how to use your WIC benefits. We want to give you the tools you need to make informed decisions about your health and your child’s well-being. Come to the office or contact us today for more information.
True or False:
Eating for two mean you can eat twice as much food while pregnant?
Answer: False. Most expectant moms need about 300 extra calories a day
Examples of 300 calories: a cup of milk, small apple, slice of whole-wheat bread.
Clinic Hours and Operations
Health Department, Downtown Ithaca, Jacksonville, Newfield, Groton
Our new eWIC Features Make Shopping Easier Than Ever!
The new eWIC card is here, no more paper checks!
Everyone in the household’s benefits will start and end on the same day.
No more WIC ID cards, you just need your eWIC card and your PIN number
Download the WIC2GO App
WIC Vendors in Tompkins County
Byrne Dairy, North Meadow St., Ithaca
Dryden Food Market, North St., Dryden
Lansing Market, North Triphammer Rd., Lansing
P&C Fresh Market, Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca
Shur-Save, Rt. 96, Trumansburg
Target, Catherwood Rd., Ithaca
Tops, North Triphammer Rd., Ithaca
Tops, South Meadow St., Ithaca
Walmart, Fairgrounds Memorial Pkwy., Ithaca
Wegmans, South Meadow St., Ithaca
Prenatal & Postpartum Support
Eat Well on $4.00 a Day!
WIC is one of the first lines of defense against hunger for the pregnant women, mothers, infants and children enrolled. Our goal is to give food packages that will support healthy pregnancies, and healthy families. The nutritionists at WIC also want to equip you to eat well by giving recipe ideas that will encourage your kids to try new things, maintain a healthy weight, and learn to enjoy food as they grow. Below you’ll find a cookbook designed by Leanne Brown, who used the SNAP guidelines to put her recipes together. Families, students, elderly, and single parents are just a few of the people we hope will benefit from this cookbook.
“I designed these recipes to fit the budgets of people living on SNAP, the
US program that used to be called food stamps. If you’re on SNAP, you
already know that the benefit formulas are complicated, but the rule of
thumb is that you end up with $4 per person, per day to spend on food.”
-Leanne Brown, Author of Good And Cheap- Eat Well on $4/ Day
227 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867