James M. Adams, RS, MPH
Women, Infants and Children
Diane Thompson, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Laura Roach, RD, LD, CLC
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Canton City Health Department
420 Market Avenue, North
Canton, OH 44702
Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is a health program that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, screening and referrals to other health and social service agencies. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children under five years of age, who are at medical or nutritional risk.
WIC helps to:
* Improve pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services
necessary for full-term pregnancies.
* Reduce infant mortality by decreasing the incidence of low birth weight.
* Increase breastfeeding rates among newborns.
* Give infants and children a healthy start in life by providing nutritious
Clients are seen on an appointment basis only
Contact your local WIC office to schedule an appointment
Go to Eligibilty to see if you or your child is eligible to apply for the WIC program.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.