ProAction of Steuben & Yates Inc.

In Steuben County, head over to ProAction Steuben & Yates Inc. to learn more about eligibility for NY WIC services. Offering Bath WIC services and serving other communities in the area, the program focuses on helping pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children under the age of five. If you or someone you know currently struggles to purchase nutritious and health-supporting foods, let them know about this free financial aid program in the state of New York. Some of the most common questions we see about WIC services at ProAction Steuben & Yates Inc. include:

  • If I receive food stamps, Medicaid, or another form of government assistance, will I qualify for NY WIC in Steuben County?
  • Yes, if you receive other forms of financial assistance, you will likely qualify for WIC.
  • Does the state limit WIC approved purchases?
  • Yes, you must purchase eligible goods at participating retailers to receive the benefits.
  • Does the program offer more than financial aid?
  • In addition to WIC benefits, our participants can take advantage of breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, health care referral support and other services at no cost.
If you have more questions about the ProAction Steuben & Yates Inc. WIC program, contact our office today. We’re here to help you make informed decisions about your and your child’s health.

March is National Nutrition Month

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! And a registered dietitian nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are. Learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/NNMinfo

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, use this toolkit full of tip sheets and handouts, games and activities, PowerPoint presentations and more: https://sm.eatright.org/NNMtoolkit

#NationalNutritionMonth

Eat a variety of foods

During #NationalNutritionMonth and beyond, choose nutrient-rich foods that represent the five basic food groups. Use these tips to get started: https://sm.eatright.org/nutrichdiet

Plan ahead to make nutritious meals

Planning ahead may help relieve mealtime stress. Follow these steps to plan for and prepare nutritious and delicious meals that fit your preferences and lifestyle: https://sm.eatright.org/mealplanning

#NationalNutritionMonth

Learn culinary skills

Knowing culinary techniques can help you bring out the flavor of foods without needing to add a lot of extra ingredients or calories! Learn the basics of common cooking techniques to navigate recipes and get healthy meals on the table: https://sm.eatright.org/culinarylingo

#NationalNutritionMonth

Choose healthful foods

Eating healthfully doesn’t have to be complicated! Choose nutritious foods that have vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Use these tips: https://sm.eatright.org/ERnotcomplicated

#NationalNutritionMonth

Visit an RDN for nutrition advise

A registered dietitian, or RD, or registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, can help you develop a safe and realistic eating plan. Plus, they can guide and motivate you with creative strategies to help with meal planning, grocery shopping and mindful eating. Learn more during #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/10RD

An RDN can help you meet health goals

Whether you want to lower your cholesterol or simply eat better, consult the experts — registered dietitian nutritionists — who can provide easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Get more information: https://sm.eatright.org/lfstlgoals

#NationalNutritionMonth

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

Videos

New York State WIC – Together Growing Stronger Families

Shopping with eWIC

eWIC Shopper Training

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
  • For the NYS WIC Acceptable Foods Card Supplement 2020, CLICK HERE
  • For a picture guide of WIC 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
  • For information to build your breastfeeding knowledge and confidence, CLICK HERE

Farmer's Markets

Your family will now be able to receive $20.00 per WIC participant in checks 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 and Ithaca Farmer’s Market.
After the overwhelming response to the program we would like to pass on some tips to you.

1.)Anyone can cash these checks for you and your family, as long as the produce will be used by you.

2.) Use all of your benefits, or consider declining the farmer’s market checks. The funding will be less each year that issued checks are not cashed at farmer’s markets.

3.) Make sure you check the list of markets included with your checks– you have many options as to where they can be cashed. We have new markets accepting checks each year.

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 Ext.220

Addison Community Center

Addison Community Center

113 Community Drive

Suite 103

Addison, NY 14801

 

Clinic is held the first Tuesday of each month from 9am-3:30pm.

Bath Centenary Methodist Church

Bath Centenary Methodist Church

3 West Washington Blvd.

Bath, NY 14810

 

Daytime clinics are held the 2nd Thursday & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9am-3:30pm.

Evening clinic hours are available every 4th Monday of each month from 12pm-6:30pm.

Canisteo Methodist Church

Canisteo Methodist Church

37 Greenwood St.

Canisteo, NY 14823

 

Clinic is held the 4th Thursday of each month from 9am-3:30pm.

Cohocton St Paul's Lutheran Church

Cohocton St Paul’s Lutheran Church

97 Maple Ave

Cohocton, NY 14826

 

Clinic is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9am-3:30pm.

Corning Grace Methodist Church

Corning Grace United Methodist Church

191 Bridge St.

Corning, NY 14830

 

Daytime clinics are held the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays, and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9am-3:30pm.

Evening clinic hours are available the 2nd Wednesday each month from 12:30pm-6:30pm.

Hornell Station Church

Hornell Station Church

342 Seneca Rd.

Hornell, NY 14843

 

Clinics are held the 1st Wednesday, and 2nd & 3rd Mondays of each month from 9am-3:30pm.

Painted Post Grace Community Church

Painted Post Grace Community Church

580 W Water St.

Painted Post, NY 14870

 

Clinics are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 9am-3:30pm.

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

Bio coming soon

Kristin Stone, CLC, Qualified Nutritionist, Breastfeeding Coordinator

Bio coming soon

Elizabeth Telehaney, CLC, CPA

Bio coming soon

 

Heather Forenz, MS, CLC, Qualified Nutritionist, Outreach & Public Health Detailing Coordinator

Bio coming soon

Emily Gridley, Qualified Nutritionist

Bio coming soon

Teorina VanGorden, RDN, CLC, Nutrition Education Coordinator

Bio coming soon

Makenzie Payne Qualified Nutritionist

Bio coming soon

Susan McInroy WIC Administrative Assistant and Nutrition Support Assistant

Bio coming soon

Shelly Cagle Nutrition Support Assistant Coordinator

Bio coming soon

Jennifer Speicher Nutrition Support Assistant

Bio coming soon

Joelle Lakota Nutrition Support Assistant

Bio coming soon

Paulette Adams Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator

Bio coming soon

Renne Pratt Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Bio coming soon

Mary Cagle Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Bio coming soon

More fruits and veggies are coming your way!

Our vegetables and fruits value has been temporarily increased to $35 per month for four months starting June 1, 2021.

Be sure to redeem your benefits!

Click here for more information about the vegetables and fruits value increase. 

Click here to see how you can apply for WIC.

 

FILL UP ON VEGGIES AND FRUITS

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE GOOD FOR YOU!

USING YOUR eWIC CARD

EAT THE RAINBOW

WIC is Transitioning to eWIC Benefits Card!

eWIC EBT cards are coming to the WIC program in October 2018. Look for updates at your appointment, on FaceBook, and here on WICStrong.

 

ProAction WIC will be CLOSED October 15th- 19th to transition to the NYWIC operating system and train staff. We will not be able to receive calls, make any changes to your food package, take office appointments, or provide checks for missed appointments. 

We will reopen Monday October 22nd to take limited appointments for new participants coming on the WIC program, new babies, and emergency appointments. Each week following the shut down we will be able to accommodate more participant appointments. Please call us for more information about availability of appointments in October and early November. Watch the above video for more details about the EBT card.

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Mayo Clinic Healthy Homemade Avocado Aioli recipe

Click below to view the recipe tutorial!

Cooking with Frozen Corn 5 Ways

Yogurt Parfait

Layer berries, plain yogurt, and granola (or your child’s favorite whole-grain cereal) for a quick treat. Great for breakfast on busy mornings, too! #hoorayforparfait #momstrong

Veggie Hummus Wrap

For a tasty no-cook meal, try a veggie hummus wrap. Spread hummus on a whole-wheat tortilla and add any veggies you like: spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers. Wrap it all up, add a side salad, and you’ve got an easy, healthy summer meal. #nocook #keepyourcool #momstrong

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

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 you 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.

Office Locations

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