Tompkins County WIC Program

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.

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

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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

Veggie of the Month

Speghetti Squash

Ingredients

Whole spaghetti squash

Topping ingredients as you choose

Directions

  1. Wash the squash.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise or crosswise.
  3. Remove seeds and stringy fibers with a spoon.
  4. Cook squash. The squash flesh should be easily pierced by a fork when done. Microwave or Bake.                                                                          To Microwave: Place squash cut side down on a microwave-safe dish with 1 to 2 tablespoons water. Cook on HIGH for about 12 minutes for a medium sized squash.  Time will vary depending on size of squash and power of the microwave.                                                                 To Bake: Bake at 425 degrees. Line a baking dish with foil for easier clean up.
    –  For a “roasted” flavor, rub cut edges with a little vegetable oil (optional), place cut side down in the pan and bake uncovered.
    –  For a “steamed” texture, add ½ cup water to the pan and cover with foil. Check for doneness after about 40 minutes.
  5. Let sit for 10 minutes or until squash is cool enough to handle. Use a fork to gently scrape the inside of the squash to make spaghetti-like strands.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Optional Toppings

  • Season the squash with a little salt and pepper or try nutmeg, onion or garlic powder.
  • Top with your favorite pasta sauce. Try our Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce.
  • Try sautéed mushrooms, onions or other veggies.
  • Add a sprinkling of cheese.
  • Include beans, tofu, cooked chicken, or cooked meat to make a one dish meal.

Fruit of the Month

Pomegranate: Mango Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup 100% pineapple juice

Directions

  1. Put ingredients into a blender and blend.

Office Locations

Tompkins County Health Department
55 Brown Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
ph: 607-274-6630
Salvation Army WIC Clinic – Tompkins County
150 N. Albany Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
ph: 607-274-6630
Donna Jewett Center – Tompkins County
110 Sykes Street
Groton, NY 13073
ph: 607-274-6630
Newfield United Methodist Church – Tompkins County
227 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867
ph: 607-274-6630
Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church – Tompkins County
1869 Trumansburg Road (Rt. 96)
Jacksonville, NY 14886
ph: 607-274-6630