All materials and referrals to resources are provided by the Maine WIC Nutrition Program for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice or endorsements of any particular products, services, messages, organizations or entities, or claims and representations as to their quality, content or accuracy or merchantability or fitness for any particular usage, application or purpose.

The web sites listed here can provide you with more information on a variety of topics. This list will be changing, so please come back often!

Programs for Maine Families

SNAP (formerly Food Stamps Program)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

General Assistance Program


Lead Prevention Program

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Immunization Program

Maine Nutrition Network

Maine Office of Substance Abuse

Maine Youth Suicide Prevention

Cooperative Extension: Food and Health

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Child Abuse Action Network

Healthy Maine Walks

Maine Parent Federation (A private non-profit organization that provides information, support and training to parents and professionals through numerous grant-funded projects)

Maine Nutrition Council

Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council

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Maine Department of Human Services

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine Cardiovascular Health Council

State of Maine Drinking Water Program

Bicycle Coalition of Maine

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National Nutrition Programs

United States Food and Nutrition Service-has contact phone numbers for every state and tribal organization WIC program throughout the country

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Guidance on How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels

Health Eating, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

Consumer Product Recalls

American Dietetic Association

Women's Health

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La Leche League International tips and fun stories

Practical breastfeeding information created by Lenore Goldfarb, Lactation Educator, Lactation Consultant and author.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics statement on the value of breastfeeding

KellyMom: Breastfeeding and Parenting

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Food Safety

BPA FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Information on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), present in some plastic bottles and cups.

Food Recalls

Food Safety Project, Iowa State University Extension

Seguridad Alimentos (Food Safety Information in Spanish)

Food Safety Information & Resources

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Food Safety Information Center

United States Department of Agriculture-"Thermy" food safety campaign, which teaches about proper food temperatures

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline. Phone and Web information about safe storage, handling and preparation of meat, poultry and egg products. USDA_Meat_&_Poultry_Hotline/index.asp

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Raising Healthy Children

Zero to Three-a resource organization for the first three years of life

Forming Good Habits in Children to Avoid Obesity

Bright Futures research in community initiatives for children's health

Tiny Tummies-helpful tips and recipes for feeding young children

Nutrition for Kids

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Kids Health

Nutrition Café: Nutrition interactive games for children

"Don't Shake Jake" awareness program to educate the citizens of Maine to the risks of shaking a baby

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Children With Special Health Needs

Database of information on rare disorders.

Information, resources and web site links for families with children who have special health needs.

Support site for parents; includes message boards and chat rooms to help provide emotional support, and offers referral resources

March of Dimes

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Nutrition and Activity for Healthy Families

Choose My Plate for healthy eating tips for you and your family

You’re it. Get fit.

Aim for a Healthy Weight

Fruits and Veggies More Matters

Vegetarian Resource Group

International Food Information Council

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99 fitness tips for the whole family

Tips for those who take dietary supplements

Understanding trans fatty acids

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Fit Facts

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National Association for Health and Fitness-this site includes a calorie use calculator

HealthyChildren, sponsored by the American Pediatric Association


Good information about holistic therapies and herbal remedies.
National Center for Complementary Alternative Medicine

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Are you at risk for diabetes?

Disaster Preparedness: Family Readiness Kit

The Whole Child- Development from Birth through Age Five- Information presented in Public Broadcasting Service video series

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Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine

You Can Quit Smoking Now

Information for women who smoke during pregnancy

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