Augusta WIC Works

Augusta WIC Works Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program for infants, children up to the age of 5, prenatal and postpartum women.
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WIC's mission is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other health care resources. District 6 WIC has a highly skilled team of breastfeeding counselors, nutritionists, and nurses who provide high quality services to our WIC clients.

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Need ideas on how to put healthy lunches together for you and the kids? Check out this visual: https://www.hopkinsmedici...
09/05/2020
www.hopkinsmedicine.org

Need ideas on how to put healthy lunches together for you and the kids? Check out this visual:https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns-hopkins-childrens-center/what-we-treat/specialties/nephrology/programs-centers/obesity-hypertension-clinic/_documents/eating-right-my-plate-your-lunch2.pdf

Great News!For faster WIC service, Richmond County WIC is updating the check-in process When you need WIC services pleas...
09/04/2020

Great News!

For faster WIC service, Richmond County WIC is updating the check-in process

When you need WIC services please email us at:

[email protected]

Please Leave:

Your Name
Participant’s Name & Date of birth
Your Phone Number
Address to mail your vouchers

We will begin to process your WIC needs and call you back for any additional information.

If you’re a current WIC participant visit

www.gawiconline.org

to complete your nutrition education online and decrease your wait time.

Trying to juggle a toddler and a newborn? You’re not alone! Here are some ideas on keeping the tot entertained while fee...
08/29/2020
How to Entertain a Toddler While Feeding a Newborn

Trying to juggle a toddler and a newborn? You’re not alone! Here are some ideas on keeping the tot entertained while feeding the baby: https://www.strong4life.com/en/pages/routines/articles/how-to-entertain-a-toddler-while-feeding-a-newborn

When you bring your new baby home, you may find that big brother or sister acts out or needs extra attention. Here are some creative and fun ways to entertain your toddler while feeding your newborn.

Have you been hearing about the trendy “Baby-led weaning”? Read here for a balanced view of the trend: https://blog.cinc...
08/24/2020
Baby-Led Weaning: Pros, Cons, and Considering A Moderate Approach - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Have you been hearing about the trendy “Baby-led weaning”? Read here for a balanced view of the trend: https://blog.cincinnatichildrens.org/healthy-living/child-development-and-behavior/baby-led-weaning-pros-cons-and-considering-a-moderate-approach

There is no one "right way" to feed a baby! One of our occupational therapists who specializes in helping babies and kids of all ages overcome feeding issues, explains the pros and cons of baby-led weaning, and offers her recommendations for a moderate approach.

Expecting and wanting to know if your hospital of choice is breastfeeding friendly? Use this as your guide:
08/19/2020
10 Steps & International Code

Expecting and wanting to know if your hospital of choice is breastfeeding friendly? Use this as your guide:

The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are the broad framework that guide the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. They were developed by a team of global experts and consist of evidence-based practices that have been shown to increase breastfeeding initiat...

Wanting to know how to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight? Check out these tips:
08/18/2020
Losing weight after pregnancy: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Wanting to know how to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight? Check out these tips:

You should plan to return to your pre-pregnancy weight by 6 to 12 months after delivery. Most women lose half of their baby weight by 6 weeks after childbirth (postpartum). The rest most often comes off

Think your child may be constipated? Try bumping up their fiber intake with these tips:
08/15/2020
How Much Fiber Do Children Need?

Think your child may be constipated? Try bumping up their fiber intake with these tips:

Fiber can lower blood pressure and promote healthy bowel function

Pregnant and worried about COVID 19? See more info here:
08/14/2020
Pregnant and worried about the new coronavirus? - Harvard Health Blog

Pregnant and worried about COVID 19? See more info here:

If you are pregnant, naturally you have concerns about COVID-19 and its potential effects on you and your fetus or newborn. Although there is limited data on the new coronavirus and pregnancy, some questions can be answered.

Looking for tips on caring for your kids and infants during COVID 19? Read more here:
08/13/2020
Coronavirus in Babies and Kids

Looking for tips on caring for your kids and infants during COVID 19? Read more here:

With all the news about the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease the virus causes, parents might be worried about their children. You can take steps as a family to lower your kids’ risk of infection. A pediatric infectious disease expert has insights that all parents will want to know.

Are the kids constantly asking you for a snack? Try these yogurt pops:
08/11/2020
Strawberry Yogurt Pops | ChooseMyPlate

Are the kids constantly asking you for a snack? Try these yogurt pops:

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Looking for a new summer side dish? Try this twist on Summer squash:
08/10/2020
Summer Squash, Italian Style | ChooseMyPlate

Looking for a new summer side dish? Try this twist on Summer squash:

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Need a quick and easy one pot meal this week? Try this stir fry:
08/09/2020
Stir Fry Vegetables and Beef | ChooseMyPlate

Need a quick and easy one pot meal this week? Try this stir fry:

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Looking for ways to support you breastfeeding friend or family member? Or are you a breastfeeding mom trying to communic...
08/08/2020
Supporting a Breastfeeding Mother - La Leche League GB

Looking for ways to support you breastfeeding friend or family member? Or are you a breastfeeding mom trying to communicate the support you need? Check out this article:

New parents need time to adjust to their new roles. Life may change dramatically, especially for a first time mother—many women say they didn’t feel prepared for the emotional upheaval they experienced on becoming a mum. Even experienced mothers can have difficulties juggling the needs of the ...

Are you nursing and looking for engorgement relief? Try some of these tips:
08/07/2020
Engorged Breasts - avoiding and treating - La Leche League GB

Are you nursing and looking for engorgement relief? Try some of these tips:

Engorged breasts are painful. They feel heavy, hard, warm and sensitive —as if they are ready to burst! As well as being painful, engorgement can lead to other breastfeeding problems if not treated. Being able to recognise engorgement will help you to treat it promptly, avoiding complications. Mos...

Need some tips on how to stay active during the pandemic? Check out this article:
08/06/2020
Exercise is Essential for Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic | Health Quest Patient Center

Need some tips on how to stay active during the pandemic? Check out this article:

The importance of physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you can continue to exercise effectively and safely Summary: Measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are causing changes in everyday schedules are disrupting workout routines for many Americans. Exercise is especially....

Did you happen to gain quarantine pounds that you’re trying to get off? Read more here:
08/05/2020
Eat healthy, move your body to avoid 'the COVID-19'

Did you happen to gain quarantine pounds that you’re trying to get off? Read more here:

Sheltering in place because of the coronavirus outbreak is a recipe for weight gain. Here’s how to avoid it. And maybe come out better on the other end.

Going on vacation or starting to have more family cook-outs? Use these tips to keep you healthy and happy:
08/04/2020
12 tips for holiday eating - Harvard Health Blog

Going on vacation or starting to have more family cook-outs? Use these tips to keep you healthy and happy:

It's easy to get swept up in the holiday season. This combination of religious and national celebrations can help keep the cold winter away. But the feasts and parties that mark it can tax the arteries and strain the waistline. By eating just 200 extra calories a day — a piece of pecan pie and a t...

Try  some delicious grilled pineapple this week:
08/03/2020
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Try some delicious grilled pineapple this week:

Have you ever had green mashed potatoes? For something unique and different, find the recipe here:
08/01/2020
Elaine’s Green-Mash Potatoes | ChooseMyPlate

Have you ever had green mashed potatoes? For something unique and different, find the recipe here:

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Address

950 Laney Walker Blvd
Augusta, GA
30901

General information

Visit our WIC Page: https://ecphd.com/nutrition-and-wic/ East Central Health District (District 6) has WIC locations in each of our counties. See website for full listing of health department locations: http://www.ecphd.com/common/content.asp?PAGE=308 We have two WIC clinics in Richmond County (Augusta): Frank M Rumph Health Department 950 Laney Walker Boulevard Augusta, GA 30901 South Augusta Health Department 2420 Windsor Spring Road Augusta, GA 30906 For more information about Richmond County WIC, please call 706-721-5930. If you would like to sign up for Georgia WIC online, you may do so at this site: www.bitly.com/signupforwic WIC BREASTFEEDING HELPLINE: 1-800-992-9708 For information on our WIC breastfeeding support: http://ecphd.com/Resources/1224.pdf For other local breastfeeding support: http://zipmilk.org/states/georgia?zip=30901 Below is the English Discrimination Statement: https://ecphd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Nondiscrimination-Statement-ENGLISH.pdf Aviso de No Discriminación: https://ecphd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Nondiscrimination-Statement-SPANISH.pdf

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(706) 721-5930

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WIC's mission is to safeguard the health of women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other health care resources. District 6 WIC has a highly skilled team of breastfeeding counselors, nutritionists, and nurses who provide high quality services to our WIC clients.

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