Citrus County WIC & Nutrition Services
Registered, licensed dieticians are available for:
Medical Nutrition Therapy (diet counseling) for special medical needs including diabetes, gestational diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Weight reduction counseling.
School-health and county-health nutrition advisory services.
Public education programs
WIC, WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN PROGRAM
WIC is a nutrition education and special supplemental food program for women, infants and children.
Description of Services:
WIC provides checks for purchasing healthy foods to supplement the diet, (milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, beans and/or peanut butter).
Breastfeeding support (Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors)
Referrals for immunizations and health care.
Categorical Eligibility extended to:
Height and weight measurements and blood test for hemoglobin.
Proof of income or current eligibility in Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF/TCA
Proof of identity and residency in Florida.
AN APPOINTMENT and for more Information.
Inverness Health Department 352-726-5222
120 N. Montgomery St, Inverness
WIC Inverness hours of operation as as followed: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 8-11 & 1-4 and Thursday afternoon between 1-4
Lecanto Health Department 352-527-8490
3700 W Sovereign Path, Lecanto
WIC Lecanto hours of operation are as followed: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 8-11 & 1-4
Crystal River Health Department 352-795-2261
117 NW US Hwy 19, Crystal River
Crystal River hours of operation are as followed: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8-11 & 1-4 Also please note WIC in Crystal River opens Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 9am
NUTRITION AND BREASTFEEDING RESOURCE Links:
Newsletters and Flyers
New! Soda News (English and Spanish) Updated 8/7/2012
New! Portion Size Placemat (English and Spanish) Updated 8/7/2012
New! Food Safety Handout (English and Spanish) Updated 8/7/2012
Rise and Shine It's Breakfast Time flyer (English and Spanish)
A Healthier Smile for you and your family flyer (English and Spanish)
Choose & Prepare Foods lower in Salt and Sodium flyer (English and Spanish)
Eat Right with Color newsletter
Be Physical Activity each day flyer (English and Spanish)
www.eatright.org American Dietetic Association
www.diabetes.org American Diabetes Association
www.mayohealth.org Mayo Clinic Health Information
www.womenshealth.gov The National Women’s Health Information Center
WIC and Breastfeeding
www.myflorida.com Florida WIC and Nutrition (click on Health)
www.fns.usda.gov/wic/ National WIC Site
www.breastfeeding.com Breastfeeding information, Stories, Q & A
www.llli.org La Leche League International, Breastfeeding Information
Children, Teens, and Families
www.smartmouth.org Interactive, fun, nutrition site for children and families.
www.dole5aday.com Fun site for kids to learn about fruits and vegetables