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.
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
|Douglasville||1st||Thursday||1:30 to 2:30 p.m.|
|Smyrna||2nd||Wednesday||10:00 to 11:00 a.m.|
|Marietta||2nd||Thursday||1:30 to 2:30 p.m.|
|South Cobb||3rd||Wednesday||10:00 to 11:00 a.m.|
|Acworth- Kennesaw||4th||Wednesday||10:00 to 11:00 a.m.|
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 our phone center (770-514-2389) for an appointment, to apply for services, or to return for eligible services.
All clients are seen by appointment only. 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.
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
- Peanut Butter
- Milk (Cow, lactose-free, soy, or Goat)
- Baby Foods
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.