Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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Category: Women's Health

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
A Special Supplemental Nutrition Program

20 New York Avenue, Brooklyn
BSFHC Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org

Bed-Stuy WIC, a special supplemental nutrition program for pregnant, postpartum-breastfeeding women & children up to age 5. We provide help for nutritious foods and nutrition education. We promote a healthy lifestyle, breastfeeding, as well as make referrals to health care and other community services.

Founded in May, 1989, our vision is to help low-income women deliver healthy babies and raise healthy children.

Our WIC Program is conveniently located in the Bedford Stuyvesant community, across from Restoration Plaza.

Hours are:
Monday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm.
You must arrive at least one hour before closing.

This program is designed for:
children who are under 5 years old
pregnant women
breastfeeding mothers of babies up to 12 months old
mothers of babies up to 6 months old

WIC participants receive food checks to purchase particular foods each month which are designed to supplement their diets with specific nutrients that benefit WIC’s target population.

WIC foods include infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, and canned fish. Soy-based beverages, tofu, fruits and vegetables, baby foods, whole-wheat bread, and other whole grain options were recently added to better meet the nutritional needs of WIC participants.

WIC recognizes and promotes breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition for infants. For women who do not fully breastfeed, WIC provides iron-fortified infant formula. Special infant formulas and medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medical condition.

Our mission is to work diligently with the New York State WIC Program to reduce and prevent obesity by providing culturally sensitive participant-centered nutrition and breastfeeding education. We strive to serve the participants with dignity and to refer them to appropriate health care and relevant services that are beneficial to them.


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