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WIC

On December 30, 2023, Reckitt (Mead Johnson Nutrition) voluntarily recalled select batches of Nutramigen Powder infant formula in 12.6 and 19.8oz cans due to a possibility of contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.

About WIC

The Georgia Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC works! Did you know that WIC has been proven to reduce rates of childhood obesity, improve dietary intake of women, and more? Since its beginning in 1974, the WIC Program has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States.

As a WIC participant, you’ll have access to:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods,
  • Nutrition education and counseling from Nutritionists and Dietitians,
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support,
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services.

WIC Appointments

Cobb & Douglas Public Health WIC, a GA WIC provider, is open for all services at the following five locations: Acworth, Douglasville, Marietta, South Cobb and Smyrna. Please call the CDPH WIC Call Center at 770-514-2389 for an appointment or visit the Georgia Gateway Customer Portal and someone will contact you.

WIC Hours

For Online Nutrition Classes, visit: http://www.gawiconline.org/. Complete one lesson for credit. Instructions on how to complete a lesson. Print the certificate and return to your clinic.

You may qualify for GA WIC if you:

  • are pregnant, just had a baby, are breastfeeding a baby, or have small children under age 5
  • have a moderately low family income, even if you work; and
  • have a documented nutrition-related medical need:
  • and live in the State of Georgia

If you qualify, all GA WIC services are FREE.

GA WIC Foods include:

  • Whole Grains
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Tofu
  • Milk (Cow, lactose-free, soy, or Goat)
  • Baby Foods

WIC Approved Foods List (Georgia)
WIC Approved Food List Updates (English)
WIC Approved Food List Updates (Spanish)

Other foods are available by prescription. Please talk to your GA WIC Competent Professional Authority in the clinic. Only foods written on the vouchers can be purchased with a GA WIC voucher. Breast Milk Substitutes may be provided after an assessment with a GA WIC Competent Professional Authority.

WIC FAQs
GA WIC
Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Food and Nutrition Service USDA
WIC Income Guidelines
WIC Nondiscrimination Statement – English
Aviso de No Discriminación

Need Breastfeeding Support? Learn more.

 

Prenatal In-Person Breastfeeding Education Classes

All prenatal participants are welcome to attend any location. No appointment is required.
Call 770-514-2389 or see the chart below for details.
*Courtesy of Breastfeeding Services

ClinicWeekDayTime
Douglasville1stThursday1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Smyrna2ndWednesday10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Marietta2ndThursday1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
South Cobb3rdWednesday10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Acworth- Kennesaw4thWednesday10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

FREE Breastfeeding Support!

Join us for our monthly support group, facilitated by WIC breastfeeding educators, where they can help you with the following and more:

  • Answer your breastfeeding questions
  • Get help with latching
  • Meet other moms

We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Marietta Public Health Center (1738 County Services Pkwy,  Marietta, GA  30008)

Babies, family and friends are always welcome!

Our 2024 Meeting Dates:

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 26
  • December 17