I’m always going on about the WIC program (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), and how important it can be for families. The program, through the New York State Department of Health (DOH), helps families with infants buy healthy foods, along with formula, baby food and cereal. The program also provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support.
This June, the DOH updated the income guidelines for WIC so that now more families are qualified (here are the new income guidelines).
If you’re interested in learning more about the program and how it might be able to help you, North Country Now has kindly provided a list of upcoming WIC clinics in Canton, Massena, Norfolk, Potsdam, Brasher and Ogdensburg. Here’s that list:
3 Remington Ave., Canton; Dec. 6, 9, 20, 26, 30, 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dec. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Dec. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Hope Church, 33 Grant St., Potsdam, Dec. 16, 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hepburn Library, 1 Hepburn St., Norfolk, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 138 County Route 50, Brasher Falls, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Community Center, 61 Beach St., Massena, Dec. 2, 4, 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dec. 5 from 1:15 to 6 p.m.
Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St., Ogdensburg, Dec. 11, 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dec. 10 from 12:15 to 6 p.m.
Methodist Church, 34 Grove St., Dec. 23 from 12:15 to 6 p.m.; Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can find out more about WIC at the North Country Family Health Center’s Childrens Clinic web site — the clinic administers the program for Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties.