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WIC & Nutrition

Nutrition Services

Primary Care patients have access to our onsite nutritionist, Shannon, who can assist with your dietary and weight goals. She available on Thursdays and is free for all patients. WIC and CSFP are other nutrition programs offered at Goodwin. More information on these programs are below.


WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

(603) 332-4358, by appointment only

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What is WIC?

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a free preventative health and nutrition program offered to pregnant, postpartum & breastfeeding women and children from 0 to 5. You don’t have to be a patient at Goodwin to access WIC and we provide this service to BOTH Carroll and Strafford Counties. Its not just for women and their children, dads and grandparents with their children and foster kids are also eligible.

Our professional staff work with you one-on-one to help with all your parenting and nutritional needs. Throughout the year, WIC organizes events to encourage a healthy growth and development for your family. When your child “graduates” from the WIC program we send them off with a goodie bag filled with books, cookbooks and supplies to start school.

What are the elements of the WIC program?

WIC Food Packages

Our food packages are constantly being updated with relevant food items to support healthy growth and development. These foods supply important vitamins and minerals to both women and children.

Nutrition & Counseling

Our on-site WIC Nutritionists are available to help answer all of your questions! They can offer tips and suggestions for keeping you and your family healthy. They also love to share ideas on how to make delicious and affordable recipes for the entire family.

Breastfeeding Counselors

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed babies. The New Hampshire WIC Program has implemented a variety of breastfeeding promotion and education initiatives to improve the rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration among mothers enrolled in WIC. Our breastfeeding staff provide education and support  to pregnant and nursing women. We have both CLCs (Certified Lactation Counselors) and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors that work with moms to reach their breastfeeding goals. They can help with using your breastfeeding pump or if your pump is broken we can assist in fixing it.

Referrals

Our WIC staff work individually with families to assist with challenges or obstacles that can’t be managed on-site. Through referrals to other support services in the community, we are able to connect you to  Some examples of places we commonly refer our patients too is:

  • Head start, home visiting, early intervention, doctors offices, dentists, NH Healthy Homes, housing, local food and nutrition programs, health insurance etc…
Health Screening

We want to make sure your child is on the right track of growth and development. To monitor this, we regularly take their height and weight measurements in addition to testing their iron and lead levels.

How Do I Know if I am Eligible?

Families must be income eligible; reside in the service area (Strafford & Carroll Counties); and, be nutritionally at risk as determined by a staff nutritionist. Below are the guidelines for income eligibility.

Income Guidelines for WIC

WIC Income Guidelines


Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

603-994-6368

CSFP is a free program which works to improve the health of both men and women seniors (60+ years) by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. Food packages are 40 pounds and  change monthly. They usually include the following food items:

  • Canned vegetables, Cereal, Cheese, Fruits, Juice, Meat, Milk, Pasta

Income Guidelines for CSFP Program

CSFP Guidelines


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442

(3) Email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.