How Do You Find an Online Class That Explains the WIC Program?


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While online courses explaining WIC are not listed on official websites, orientation videos do exist on some U.S. WIC websites to introduce the program to potential applicants. The federal website, usda.gov, provides detailed information about the WIC program including contact information and links to each state agency.

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Links to several orientation videos have been included for direct access. One orientation video suggested by the USDA can be found at nal.usda.gov. The video streams in English and Spanish and was originally created by New Jersey WIC to detail the application process. Another orientation video developed by New York State WIC can be accessed through a link on its home page, ny.gov. This video is available in English only.

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children as explained by the USDA. The program provides supplemental food, nutrition education and health care referrals to qualifying women who are pregnant or who have recently had a baby. The assistance extends to infants and children up to 5 years old. These individuals must be considered nutritionally at-risk. To be eligible, a woman must be a resident of the state in which she applies. She also must meet the income requirements or be receiving Medicaid, SNAP benefits or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

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