Call Teller County Public Health at 719-687-6416 and ask for the WIC Program specialist to set up an appointment.
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Colorado WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. WIC is The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
WIC is administered by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.
Colorado WIC wants to see your family happy, healthy and thriving. In addition to food assistance, we also provide nutrition education; breastfeeding counseling and pumps; and the support you need to keep your family healthy.
Residents of Teller County and Southern Park County obtain services through Teller County Public Health
WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children younger than age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:
And that's not all! WIC also offers nutrition and health education on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, working and breastfeeding, and shopping on a budget.
WIC food benefits make it easier for you to provide the healthy, delicious foods that you feel good about giving your family. WIC food benefits are also easy to use. Use them to get free healthy food, including:
Do you have questions? Contact Teller County Public Health today to learn more.
WIC is for all kinds of families: married, single and foster parents; working or not working.
You can participate in WIC if you:
If you currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) or SNAP, you are automatically WIC income eligible. Foster children younger than age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC.
WIC welcomes men! WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, stepparents, and other guardians play in caring for children. Fathers and other caregivers of children younger than 5 are encouraged to bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition and health education, and use the eWIC card in grocery stores.
WIC clinics statewide are now issuing eWIC cards to WIC families. (No More Checks!) WIC clients use their eWIC card like a debit card to purchase WIC approved foods at authorized WIC grocery stores.
More information on eWIC cards