WIC (Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Program) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. The goal of WIC is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. WIC provides: personalized nutrition information, consultations and support; checks to buy free, healthy food; tips for eating well to improve health; and referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget. To apply for WIC or learn more about this program, call 1-800-WIC-1007 or visit their website.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
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
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