All materials and referrals to resources are provided by the Maine CDC 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

Immunization Program

Maine Office of Substance Abuse

Maine Department of Human Services

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine Cardiovascular Health Council

Maine Drinking Water Program

Maine Youth Suicide Prevention

Child Abuse Action Network

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

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Physical Activity

Healthy Maine Walks

Bicycle Coalition of Maine

You’re it. Get fit.

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Fit Facts

National Association for Health and Fitness

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Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Cooperative Extension: Food and Health

Maine Nutrition Council

Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council

Choose My Plate

Aim for a Healthy Weight

Fruits and Veggies More Matters

Vegetarian Resource Group

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National Nutrition and Health Programs

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

Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels

Health Eating, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic

Women's Health


National Center for Complementary Alternative Medicine

Disaster Preparedness: Family Readiness Kit

Tips for those who take dietary supplements

American Heart Association - Tips for Understanding Trans Fats

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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

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

Food Safety Information & Resources

Food Safety Information Center

"Thermy" Food Safety Campaign

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline

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Raising Healthy Children

Zero to Three - Resource for raising children from birth to 3 years of age

Bright Futures - Community initiative for children's health

Nutrition for Kids

Kids Health

Nutrition Café: Nutrition interactive games for children

HealthyChildren, sponsored by the American Pediatric Association

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

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

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Children With Special Health Needs

Database of information on rare disorders.

March of Dimes

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine

Information for women who smoke during pregnancy

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