Community Action Health and Nutrition Services
Women, Infants and Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is a nutrition education program for expectant and postpartum women, breastfeeding mothers, infants and children up to age 5.
WIC provides nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding support, referrals to health care services and a variety of healthy nutritious foods to help insure good health during critical periods of growth and development.
The professional services offered through WIC help prevent the occurence of health problems such as anemia, inadequate diets, overweight children and low birth weight infants.
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call the WIC office at 440-998-7515.
Are you an older adult who no longer wishes to cook meals at home and would like to gather with others at lunchtime? Or are you or a loved one no longer able to get out and are unable to prepare and cook meals at home? If so, consider the Senior Nutrition Program at Community Action that can provide hot, nutritious meals for individuals age 60 or older and their spouses.
There are two main services within the Senior Nutrition Program:
Meals On Wheels- Lunches are delivered to homebound Seniors who are unable to prepare or obtain meals for themselves.
Senior Dining Sites- Seniors are encouraged to gather at one of four dining locations where meals are served family style.
All programs ask for a donation to help provide meals for more individuals.
To find out more about the Meals On Wheels Program or the Senior Dining Sites contact (440) 998-3244.
See our NEW Flier with our Senior Dining Site locations
When you are expecting your first child you may have many questions. Community Action's Home Visiting services provide education and support families to increase prenatal care for improved childbirth outcomes, promote positive parent-child interactions, ensure healthy child development, reduce child maltreatment, increase access to healthcare services and promote family self-sufficiency.
Community Action Home Visiting progams include both help Me Grow and MIECHV funding for greater access for all families. Eligibility includes expectant mothers and families with the birth of their first child up to age 5. The knowledgeable, caring staff will help to answer your questions and provide resources in the comfort of your own home.
For more information, contact the Community Action Home Visiting Program at 440-997-6015.
Breastfeeding is the most nutritious option for feeding your baby. The program offers breastfeeding information and provides peer helpers to assist new moms. Breastfeeding education and support is an essential service and a national heath strategy to protect women, infants and children from adverse health outcomes and helps reduce health care costs. Community Action WIC promotes breastfeeding as the optimal way to feed infants for at least the first year of life.
The professional staff at Community Action WIC consists of breastfeeding peer helpers, board certified lactation consultants and certified lactation counselors who are available to provide supportive services to breastfeeding families in Ashtabula County.