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City of Long Beach - St. Mary WIC Site

1043 Elm Ave, Ste 401
Long Beach CA, 90805
Contact Phone: (562) 570-4242
Description: One particular program that plays a large role in the NSD's efforts to reach out to the Long Beach community is the WIC Program. The WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program that provides monthly food coupons, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care services. To be eligible for the WIC Program you must meet the following criteria: A household gross income at 185% of the Federal poverty level; Be one of the following categories: pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children five years and under who live in Long Beach; Be at a nutritional risk, determined by trainined WIC staff; Fathers, grandparents or foster parents taking care of children under the age of five. If eligible to receive WIC Program services, participants are provided with food coupons that are redeemable at authorized stores for specified foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk, cereal, eggs, cheese, juice, peanut butter, beans, canned fish, soy and tofu products and infant formula. Food coupons are issued monthly and must be used within 30 days. Participants must also provide staff with proof of regular medical assessment. If eligibility continues, women may participate in WIC for as long as six months after their baby is born or up to one year if they are breastfeeding. Infants and children may participate until age five.

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