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WIC Office
Hidalgo County WIC Program
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Contact
Norma Longoria, Director

3105 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX  78539

Ph: (956) 381-4646
Fx: (956) 380-4056

Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Hidalgo County WIC Program is a nutrition education program which provides
supplemental foods and promotes good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and
postpartum women, infants and also children up to the age of five. We currently serve over 80,700 clients in the counties of Hidalgo and Starr.

The services WIC offers
WIC Foods:

WIC provides supplemental foods rich in protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A and C, like milk, cheese, cereal, eggs, peanuts butter, beans, peas, lentils, juices, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, infant formulas and baby foods.

Nutrition Education:

Clients receive individual nutrition counseling and nutrition classes related to each family's interests, needs and concerns.

Breastfeeding Support:

Clients receive support and instruction on breastfeeding methods. Breast pumps and breastfeeding incentives are available for mother who meet certain criteria.

Referrals:

WIC refers to a variety of health and social services, including:
Medicaid, Food Stamps, Children's Health Insurance (CHIP), Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), TANF, Prenatal Care, medical and dental services, food pantries, drug and alcohol abuse programs, etc.

Mobile Unit:

Hidalgo County WIC Program has a whole unit that provides WIC services on a daily basis to different colonias in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. They provide WIC services to residents that may not have access to transportation.

High Risk Counseling:

High risk counseling is provided by a registered dietician to participants who have been identified with a high risk condition such as excessive weight gain, low maternal weight gain, and gestational diabetes.


News Flash
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LACTATION CARE CENTER - RGV CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING EVENT It is one of four centers in the entire State of Texas and will serve nearly 150 mothers a month. More >>

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HIDALGO COUNTY WIC OFFICE DELCARES MARCH 2014 AS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH The WIC Office encourages residents to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical habits. More >>

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HIDALGO COUNTY WIC PROGRAM HOSTS EDINBURG CLINIC GRAND RE-OPENING The Edinburg WIC Clinic will be able to provide better and faster services to participants with the expansion of the office. More >>