WIC Program changes its requirements

By: Stacia Strong Email
By: Stacia Strong Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. WIC is changing the requirements families and parents must meet in order to qualify for assistance.

The Federal program gives help to Colorado families in need by providing them with education on how to provide kids with healthy food, breast feeding support and nutritional food all free of charge.

The Mesa County Health Department says the new requirements will be positive for residents since more families will be able to qualify for the help.

The chart is based on income brought into the household and how many people make up the family.

“As with all federal programs it's based off of people who qualify and every year the census bureau looks at the poverty level. It gives that level where they will provide subsidies or help with federal programs,” said Pat Stiles, Supervisor of the WIC program at The Mesa County Health Department.

Stiles said she encourages anyone who might think they qualify to look at the chart, because the money WIC can provide to help families buy healthy food and educational tools to teach parents about nutrition are very valuable.

While WIC is designed to help women and children with any nutritional needs and money to buy healthy foods, any single parent or family can sign up if they meet the income requirements for the size of their family.

To see the Income and Family size chart and for the qualifications necessary to join the WIC program visit the Mesa County Health Department website or the Colorado WIC website.

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