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WIC Program

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1500
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211  

     

Service Locations

Emerald Tiger Nutrition Center
3225 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

Pearl Nutrition Services
5322-24 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32208

Wesconnett Nutrition Services
5150-9 Timuquana Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32210

West Jacksonville Nutrition Services
120 King Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
(Limited Hours)


Service Goals 

WIC - Women, Infants and ChildrenThe Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves the lifelong health and nutrition of pregnant women, new mothers (breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding), infants, and children under the age of 5, by providing nutrition education, nutrient-rich supplemental food, and health and social service referrals.

Services Provided 

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps because it provides:
  • Healthy foods
  • Nutrition education to help families eat better and save money on food
  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Referrals to healthcare, immunizations, and community services

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Eligibility Criteria 

A person must have a total household income equal to or less than the amounts shown in the WIC Income Guidelines (see below) OR are they are already income-eligible if they are currently receiving Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance. A person does not have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.

WIC Income Guidelines 

For a pregnant woman, each unborn baby counts as one extra person in the household size. WIC Income Guidelines

For a pregnant woman, each unborn baby counts as 1 extra person in the household size.

Size of Household Monthly Income Before Taxes and Deductions
1 $1,860
2 $2,504
3 $3,149
4 $3,793
5 $4,437
6 $5,082
7 $5,726
8 $6,371

Revised 6/1/2015

Breastfeeding Education and Support Program 

Breastfeeding promotion and support is an integral part of nutrition services. The program strives to increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding among women. The program provides:

  • Home Visits
  • Breastfeeding Café
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups
  • Loan of Electric Breast pumps

For more information on breastfeeding initiatives or questions regarding locating a breastfeeding consultant, please call 904-253-2361 or call the Breastfeeding Warmline at 904-253-2083.