Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a supplemental food and nutritional program designed to improve the health of women, infants and children at nutritional risk. This service provides nutrition education, breastfeeding resources, health care referrals and supplemental foods, which include beans, cheese, eggs, fresh milk, fruits, peanut butter, vegetables and whole grains.

Appointments

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Call 970-668-9199 (or 970-668-9701 en español) to schedule an appointment or for general questions about the WIC program. The WIC Walk-In Clinic is open every Tuesday from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. for existing Summit County WIC participants only.

Eligibility


Summit County WIC participants must reside in Summit County, Colorado, and be within income guidelines.This program is available to:
  • Breastfeeding women, until the infant's first birthday
  • Children through age 5
  • Infants
  • Pregnant women

Income Guidelines


Participants must be at or below 185% of poverty, which is similar to the reduced school-lunch guidelines. Typically, a family of four can earn up to $3,631 a month before taxes (gross monthly income) and still qualify for WIC.

Information Resources 


  • Food and Nutrition Service: Visit the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service for information on child nutrition, SNAP benefits, WIC benefits, food safety and other topics.
  • MyPlate: USDA's MyPlate has tips and information about finding your healthy eating style and building it throughout your lifetime.
  • WIC: The USDA's federal WIC site has extensive information and data about the national program.

eWIC Debit Cards


The Summit County WIC Program provides nutrition benefits to its participants through debit cards that can be used at local participating grocery stores. See the video below for more information on using eWIC cards.

Holiday Trimmings Challenge


The Summit County WIC program has teamed up with the Town of Silverthorne and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) to help residents with weight maintenance during the holidays.

This is not a weight-loss challenge. The Fourth Annual Holiday Trimmings Challenge is a countywide weight-maintenance challenge, starting the day before Thanksgiving, ending Jan. 2 Teams consist of two to six people who help one another stay focused throughout the holidays to maintain the team's total combined weight. Each team that maintains its weight is eligible to win prizes.

For more info, email Renee Rogers or call her at 970-262-7374.

Holiday Trimmings Recipes

Holiday festivities don't have to derail good eating habits. Keep your holiday table healthy with tasty, seasonal dishes that "bring the greens." Check out the recipes below for ideas.

A sandwich in the shape of a snowman, next to a Christmas tree made of green pepper slices.