WIC Nutrition Program

WIC is a nutrition program for thousands of Maine families, helping Maine kids to grow up strong and healthy. WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines and up-to-date nutrition research. This website seeks to serve all Maine families with free nutrition advice, tips for staying healthy, and resources for growing families.

Who can apply for the Maine WIC Nutrition Program?

WIC is open to anyone living in Maine, including migrants working in Maine. Applicants can be any of the following:

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months.
  • Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
  • Fathers may apply for their children.

How do I apply?

Getting WIC benefits is simple. Call your nearest WIC office to make an appointment. Your first appointment will take about an hour of your time – an hour that can benefit you and your children for the rest of your lives.

WIC Prescreening Tool

Find out if you are eligible for the WIC program by clicking on the following link:
http://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/start.jsf

Recall on Del Monte Fresh Produce

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) has voluntarily recalled fresh cut fruit containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers in a few States in North East US and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

A total of 3,051 consumer packages containing fresh cut red apples were distributed to Giant Eagle, Amazon Fresh, Sunoco, Peter’s Fruit, Wegmans, Sheetz and 7-Eleven and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of 12/3/14, 12/6/14, 12/7/14 and 12/8/14. The fresh cut red apples have a red color skin.

For more information, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm426419.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Recall on Flat Creek Farm Cheeses

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, GA has voluntarily recalled 3 lots of cheese with lot codes 140802XAZ (Aztec Cheddar), 140702XAZ (Low Country Gouda voluntary recall) and 140725XGO (Aztec Cheddar voluntary recall) because of potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

For more information, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm426780.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery