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WIC Celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month (BAM) and World Breastfeeding Week

Farmer's Market Coupons

WIC office in BG has $ 20 in FMNP coupons for eligible participants on a first come first serve basis. Coupons are still available. Call 419-354-9661

What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. The program improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies; reduces infant mortality by reducing the incidence of low birth weight (infants under 5 ½ pounds are at greater risk of breathing problems, brain injuries and physical abnormalities), and provides infants and children with a healthy start in life by improving poor or inadequate diets. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula; and referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs (examples: Head Start, Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps).

Income guidelines

Location/Hours of Operation

The Wood County WIC office is located at:
639 S. Dunbridge Rd. 2nd Floor
Bowling Green, OH., 43402

Big News from the WIC Division

Wood County WIC is pleased to announce a change in office hours to meet our participants’ needs.
Starting November 5, 2018, the WIC office in Bowling Green will be open:

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am- 12:30 pm

Visits available through the lunch hour

Satellite clinics are offered at the following locations:

Please call for satellite clinic hours.

North Baltimore on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
209 Briar Hill Rd. North Baltimore, OH

Northwood on the 2nd Thursday, 3rd Wednesday, and 4th Tuesday of the month.
Northwood Municipal Building / Fire Department
6000 Wales Rd, Northwood, OH

List of Vendors
Store Address
560 Plaza Dr Fostoria
13710 Deshler Rd. North Baltimore
1094 N. Main St. Bowling Green
27386 Carronade Dr. Perrysburg
2111 E. Wooster St. Bowling Green
10055 Meijer Dr. Rossford

895 N. Countyline Rd. Fostoria OH 44830
131 W. Gypsy Lane Rd. Bowling Green
10392 Fremont Pike Perrysburg

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
WIC supports and promotes breastfeeding.

Authorized Foods List

Authorized Foods List
Infant Authorized Foods List
Authorized Foods List (Spanish)

How to report abuse of the program

Participant Abuse and Confidentiality
In the event that an applicant or participant becomes verbally or physically abusive to WIC staff resulting in a safety risk to either or both staff and other participants, law enforcement authorities may be called to resolve the issue. WIC confidentiality rules do not prohibit WIC staff from contacting law enforcement if applicants or participants become verbally or physically abusive.

In addition, if an applicant or participant is suspected of stealing either WIC program property or personal items from employees or other individuals in the clinic, law enforcement authorities may be called to resolve the issue. Only the minimum demographic information (name and contact information) should be provided to assist authorities in resolving the issue.

Participant Abuse
An applicant/participant who makes false or misleading statements; misrepresents, conceals, or withholds facts to obtain benefits; or fails to meet participant responsibilities is subject to specific sanctions based on program violations. State WIC and local projects must impose disqualifications, repayment of benefits, or take other actions depending upon the offense. When appropriate, State WIC must refer participants who violate program requirements to federal, state, or local authorities for prosecution under applicable laws.

Classifications of Participant Violations
Participant violations include, but are not limited to, the following actions of the participant, parent or caretaker of an infant or child participant, or alternate:
  • Intentionally making false or misleading statements or intentionally misrepresenting, concealing, or withholding facts to obtain benefits;
  • Exchanging WIC or FMNP food instruments, or supplemental foods for one or more of the following:
    • cash or credit;
    • nonfood items; e.g., diapers, baby wipes;
    • unauthorized food items; e.g., purchasing powdered formula when concentrate is listed on the food instrument, unauthorized brands of cereal; and
    • supplemental foods in excess of those listed on the participant’s food instrument;
  • Selling any WIC benefit; e.g., formula, food, breast pumps, via the internet or by other means; e.g., Craigslist, eBay, direct sale;
  • Redeeming WIC or FMNP food instruments that were previously reported as lost or stolen;
  • Failure to return loaned breast pumps upon request from the local WIC office;
  • Participation in the program in more than one WIC clinic; or
  • Verbally abusing, threatening, or physically harming clinic, farmer or vendor staff, or other applicants or participants.
To report abuse of the WIC Program or misuse of WIC Coupons, please call the WIC Director at 419-354-9661.