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New WIC guidelines
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CLEARFIELD – New income guidelines for the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) supplemental nutrition program have gone into effect, making more families eligible.

Effective July 1, the program makes a family of four making $43,568 or less per year eligible for the program, which is aimed at pregnant women, new mothers, breast feeding women and children under the age of 5.

“WIC provides monthly food packages including whole grains, low fat dairy products, fruits, vegetables and baby foods,” said Lewis Garrett, Davis County Health Department director. “The program strives to improve health by providing supplemental nutritional foods, breast feeding support, nutrition education and referrals to community resources.”

In figuring family size, a pregnant woman may count her unborn baby as a separate family member, and any child under 5 on Medicaid qualifies, according to Marci Johnson, manager of the county’s WIC program.

Davis County has clinics in Clearfield and in Bountiful/Wood Cross. In Clearfield, WIC is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with additional hours through lunch on Wednesday, when the office will also remain open until 6 p.m.

The Bountiful/Woods Cross clinic is also open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the additional hours scheduled every other Wednesday.  However, it is closed on Tuesday.

For questions or an appointment call 801-525-5010 or visit daviscountyutah.gov/health.

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