Pro Action of Steuben & Yates Inc. Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Good nutrition during pregnancy and in the first years of your child’s life is very important. Pro Action’s WIC program provides pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under age 5 with healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition advice, and referrals to other services. Dads, grandparents, and caregivers can also apply for children in their care. ProAction (Pro Action) WIC serves Steuben County, New York.

Pro Action WIC may be able to help you and your child. APPLY NOW!

Pro Action WIC Provides:
Nutritious foods tailored to meet individualized needs
• Personalized nutrition education from nutritionists
Breastfeeding counseling and support
• Guidance and referrals to other helpful programs
• At home or in-person services- choose the option right for you

To learn more about the Pro Action WIC Program, and to access a WIC benefit application, visit the Pro Action WIC Website , or email us at: [email protected] or visit our Facebook page!

Learn more about WIC eligibility for NY WIC services in Bath, NY and other communities in Steuben County, NY.


ProAction WIC Highlights


Steuben County, New York
WIC BENEFITS, WIC PROGRAMS, WIC CLINICS, WIC OFFICE LOCATIONS

ProAction WIC proudly offers WIC benefits and support services to Bath, New York • Corning, New York • Hornell, New York,  and the surrounding communities.

WIC Participant Resources

View the information below or click here for a PDF version

ProAction Steuben WIC Program

Open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

For more information or questions please call us at 607-776-1151, option 2

The New York State WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women,
infants, and children up to the age of 5 years

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New York State WIC – Together Growing Stronger Families

Shopping with eWIC

 

WIC2GO App

WIC2GO is a smart phone app designed to make shopping easier for NYS WIC participants. The app can be used to find WIC clinics, WIC authorized stores, and to scan bar codes to find out if foods are WIC approved.

To find out more about the WIC2GO app or to download click on your preferred app store.
WIC2Go on the App Store OR WIC2Go – Apps on Google Play

WIC2GO on the App Store (iPhone)WIC2GO on Google Play

Acceptable Foods

  • For a list of NYS WIC Acceptable Foods, CLICK HERE
  • To check out the Foods & Formula section and more on the WIC Vendors In New York State website, CLICK HERE

Breastfeeding Resources

  • For the New York State Department of Health WIC Breastfeeding links, CLICK HERE

wichealth - Nutrition Education on the Go!


Online WIC Lesson Topics

Pregnancy And Baby’s First 6 Months

• Eat Well for A Healthy Pregnancy
• Feeding Your Newborn
• Getting the Support You Need for Baby’s First Weeks
• Give You and Your Baby A Lifetime of Healthy Teeth
• Help Your Baby Sleep Safe and Sound In the Hospital -The First 48 Hours
• Preparing to Meet Your Newborn
• Returning to Work or School
• Taking Care of You After Baby Arrives
• Understanding Your Newborn: Sleep, Crying, and Cues

Feeding Your 6 To 24-Month-0ld

• Baby’s First Cup
• Feeding Your 1-Year-Old
• Feeding Your Infant Solid Foods

Feeding Your 2 To 5-Year-0ld

• Help Your Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits
• Making Mealtime a Family Time
• Solving Picky Eating

Keeping Your Family Healthy

• A Guide to Food Safety
• Happy, Healthy, Active Children
• Protect Your Family from Lead with Healthy Foods
• Two Minutes, Two Times a Day for a Healthy Smile
• Vaccinate Your Family

Choosing Healthy Foods

• Be Healthy with Veggies and Fruits
• Build Strong Kids with Dairy Foods
• Building Healthy Bodies with Iron Foods
• Fun And Healthy Drinks for Kids
• Go For Whole Grains
• Powerful Proteins -So Much More Than Meat
• Simple Ways to Include Seafood in Family Meals
• Time To Eat! What’s On Your Plate?

Planning Simple Meals and Snacks

• Finding Recipes That Work
• Make Meals and Snacks Simple
• Making a Meal Plan
• Maximizing Food Dollars
• Recipes Made Easy
• Saving Time with No Cook Recipes
• Using Substitutions in Healthy Meals

Understanding Developmental Milestones

• Milestones Matter: An Introduction Milestones
• Matter: Babies Under 6-Month-Old
• Milestones Matter: Babies Ages 6 to 12 months
• Milestones Matter: Children Ages 1 to 2 Years
• Milestones Matter: Children 2 to 5 Years

Complete just one lesson today
at:  www.wichealth.org

www.wichealth.org

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Farmer's Markets

Each year, between the months of June and September, your family will be able to receive an additional $25.00 in coupons for each WIC participant over 6 months of age, for use at Farmer’s markets around the state.  Spend some quality time with your family at places like The Wind Mill, Corning Centerway Market, Bath Farmer’s Market, Lowrey Farms in Campbell and Dave’s Produce in Bath. For questions, or to receive your coupons, please contact our office. 
 

How to use them:

  • Use them between June 1st and November 30th.
  • Use only to purchase fresh, local fruits, vegetables and herbs at participating farmer market vendors.
  • Use them for their full value. No cash change is allowed when using the coupons. The vendor may add produce to make up the difference.
For a full list of New York Farmer’s Markets go to www.agriculture.ny.gov/farmersmarkets

Ashley Clarke, MS, RDN, CDN, WIC Program Manager

What she loves about WIC: “I have an opportunity to help make a positive change in the life of someone every day and that’s incredibly rewarding.”

Teorina VanGorden- RDN, CLC, Nutrition Education Coordinator, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love providing education and support and normalizing all the challenges associated with being a parent and caregiver. I love the additional training and education that WIC provides to allow me to expand my own knowledge and growth and the potential the WIC program has to grow and expand. I love that I can help provide support to a mom on a breast feeding journey. And last of all I love our WIC team! Everyone’s kind hearts and dedication to our participants should not go unrecognized.”

Shelly Cagle - Nutrition Assistant Coordinator, Nutrition Assistant

What she loves about WIC: “I love my job because I get to help families learn how to become independent and teach them how to try new foods. I also love watching the kids grow up and become their own little people”.

Kristin Stone- CLC, Breastfeeding Coordinator, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love when I can relate to parents. Raising kids isn’t easy and sometimes it’s just nice to talk, parent to parent.” 🙂

Joelle Lakota - Nutrition Assistant, Outreach Coordinator

What she loves about WIC: “Being able to listen and try to help people through different situations. I love the amazing friendships I’ve gained here. And I enjoy learning more and more about nutrition and being able to use that in my day to day life as a mom.”

Renee Pratt- MS, CLC, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love that I am able to meet and provide individualized nutrition education to participants and their families. I have a large interest in helping breastfeeding moms”.

Jacqueline Sanchez- WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love that WIC offers so much support to these families that need it. Only being here two weeks I can already see the positive changes it has on them”.

Sara McFarland- RDN, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “Throughout my experiences, I have had several opportunities to work with children both in a child care and nutrition capacity, including working for years in nutrition education. WIC allows me to pursue my passion by working with mothers and their children to help them meet their health and nutrition goals. I understand that parenting can be challenging and I want to be a resource to families in whatever way I can.”

Elizabeth Telehaney, CLC, CPA,
WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love giving people information so they can make healthy choices for themselves and their family.”

Holly Murray- Nutrition Assistant

What she loves about WIC: “It is family oriented and everyone is so kind. I have always felt welcome as a participant and now as an employee.”

Mary Cagle- Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

What she loves about WIC: “I absolutely love my job. Every breastfeeding journey is different, and I love to help moms with troubleshooting, educating, support and to reach their goals!”

Paulette Adams- Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

What she loves about WIC: All of the people she meets and is able to help.

Jessica Woolever – Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

What she loves about WIC: “I have such a passion for helping moms reach their breastfeeding goals. I’ve successfully breastfed all three of my children into toddlerhood, and I want to share my experiences with other moms”.

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Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered Here!

Q: What do I need to bring to my first WIC appointment?

A: If you’re able to call and ask, great! If not, please bring proof of:

  • Identity: Driver’s licence, birth certificate, passport, sheriff’s ID, non-driver ID to name a few
  • Residency: A piece of mail with your name and current address on it received within the last 30 days- junk mail counts
  • Income: All income received within the last 30 days (social security disability, child support, pay stubs from wages)
  • The child who will be coming on the program, or prenatal mom

Q: How will I know who needs to come to the appointment?

A: Refer to your appointment reminder letter(s) or ask the staff at your local agency.

Q: Are dads or grandparents able to use WIC?

A: Absolutely! We encourage caregivers with custody of the children to apply for them. The benefits will follow the child if custody is shared. Call for more details.

Q: What happens if I forget to bring my child or a document to my appointment?

A: Depending on the appointment or documents missing, we may need to reschedule so that you can start or continue receiving WIC benefits. Please give us a call to find out more.

Please call the main office for an appointment- Walk in's are welcome, but may not be served until scheduled participants are seen

607-776-1151

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113 Community Drive

Suite 103

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117 E. Steuben St.

Bath, NY 14810

 

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37 Greenwood St.

Canisteo, NY 14823

 

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Office Locations

Pro Action WIC Program
117 E. Steuben St.
Bath, NY 14810
ph: (607) 776-1151
fx: (607) 776-2803

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