WIC Helps Your Community

WIC Makes A Difference

WIC contributes to the overall health of growing families.

  • Women have access to nutritious foods and have healthier babies.
  • Infants show improved growth and development.
  • Children develop strong minds and bodies.

Research shows that WIC:

  • Increases enrollment in prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Increases infant birth weight.
  • Increases intake of iron and vitamin C during infancy.
  • Increases intake of nutrient-dense foods.
  • Decreases medical costs. WIC saves the taxpayers up to $8 in Medicaid expenses for every $1 spent on pregnant women.

So how does that benefit my community?

Healthier babies lead happier and more successful lives. The impacts of WIC can lead to:

  • Shift of tax dollars to areas of greater need
  • Decreased crime and poverty
  • Improved community morale
  • Higher educational scores and results
  • Increased graduation and college attendance rates

Ithaca Festival Parade with WIC!

The Tompkins County WIC office will be taking part in the Ithaca Festival Parade on June 2nd and is looking for participants to march with us to support WIC and breastfeeding! Click on link to see attached poster for details.

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Clinic Closure

The clinic is open on Wednesday May 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm and will be closed for the remainder of the day. The clinic will reopen on Thursday May 11th at 8:00am.

Tip: Have fun with your Food!!

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create fun shapes out of whole wheat bread. Top with berries or nut butter for added flavor.   Come up with more fun food ideas. Have fun with the kids and come with more activities!!

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