Fall River Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
For other locations call or visit us at 1-800-WIC-1007 www.mass.gov/wic
WIC…Offering families good food & a whole lot more!
What is WIC?
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a free nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under age 5 healthy.
Fall River WIC Program 387 Quarry Street, Suite 101, Fall River, MA
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. -- 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
Swansea WIC Program 68 Stevens Road, Swansea, MA
Wednesday (call for hours)
What does WIC Offer?
- Personalized nutrition consultations
- Free, healthy food
- Breastfeeding education and support
- Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, playgroups, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family
WIC provides parents with opportunities to talk with other parents about nutrition and other health topics that are important to their families.
Who is eligible for WIC?
If you are working or not working, married or single, a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child.
You can participate in WIC if you:
- Live in Massachusetts
- Have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help you determine this)
- Have a child under 5 years old
- Are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman
- Have a family income less than WIC guidelines (below)
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, YOU SHOULD COUNT YOURSELF AS TWO.
You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you are currently receiving TAFDC, SNAP or MassHealth Standard.
Foster children under age 5 are also automatically eligible for WIC.
WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, stepparents, and other guardians play in caring for kids. Fathers and other caregivers of kids under 5 are encouraged to enroll and bring kids to appointments, attend nutrition and health workshops, and use WIC in the grocery stores.
WIC Offers Healthy Foods
WIC makes it easier for you to provide the healthy, delicious foods that you feel good about giving your family. WIC provides free healthy food, including:
- Baby Food
- Brown Rice
- Canned fish
- Dried or canned beans/peas
- Fruit juice
- Fruits & vegetables
- Infant formula
- Peanut butter
- Whole grain bread and pasta
Breastfeeding Support Services:
WIC Warmline # 774-627-1292
Call us to have all your breastfeeding questions answered by a Breastfeeding Counselor
New Life New Beginnings - Congratulations on your new pregnancy! All pregnant women attend one class during their pregnancy. Discussions include common topics that occur during pregnancy as well as what to expect while enrolled in WIC.
Breastfeeding Teaching Group - Congratulations! Your about to take part in one of life’s greatest miracles – Breastfeeding your baby. Breastfeeding can be simple, especially if you know the tricks. Our Peer Counselors are here to share them with you. Join us for refreshments and learn more about these topics: Babies First Feeding, Normal Infant Behavior, What to expect as a new mom.
Watch Me Grow - Breastfeeding Support for postpartum woman. Learn more about these topics: Infant Massage, BellyTime , Baby & Me Yoga, Infant Safety, Real Life Baby Einstein, Happiest Baby, Story Time: Raising a Reader, Bedtime Hour, Baby Proof your Home. Share your breastfeeding experiences. Bring your questions. Bring your family.
Attend a Happiest Baby Class™ and learn how to soothe even the fussiest baby in minutes... or less!
This FREE class is taught by a certified Happiest Baby Educator and includes information about:
- The Missing Fourth Trimester
- The Calming Reflex
- The 5 S's
- The Cuddle Cure
Magic? Miracle? No, it’s a reflex!
Class participants will receive a swaddling blanket, Happiest Baby on the Block DVD and Soothing Sounds CD.
For more information on any of our classes, please call 774-627-1292
Fall River WIC Program
387 Quarry Street Suite 101
Fall River, Massachusetts, 02723
508 679-9349 x 222
Do you have questions? Contact WIC today to learn more 508 679-9349 x222, 1-800-WIC-1007 or visit www.mass.gov/wic
Nutrition Division MA Department of Public Health TDD/TTY: (617) 624-5992
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.