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Starting on March 23rd 2020, all WIC services will be delivered by phone appointment to align with social distancing efforts in New Hampshire. We have put information on the WIC Phone Appointments web page to help families set up phone appointments and make these appointments easier. If possible, have the web page open and be in a private location with a good phone connection.

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COVID19 Food Package Updates
In response to market availability, the NH WIC program is able to allow the temporary allowance of certain food substitutions.

Women, Infants & Children Nutrition ProgramThe New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong.

How to Apply for WIC Services

Find a WIC clinic closest to you at, or call the State WIC Agency at 1-800-942-4321; OR

You can now use an online WIC Pre-screening Tool to see if you are eligible for WIC services. The Tool asks several questions about residential and income eligibility for WIC services. Visit the USDA's WIC Program at and click on the "Am I Eligible?" banner on the page. As you proceed through the tool, you will also be able to see which WIC agency in NH to call for an appointment.

Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong through the NH WIC Program. The WIC Program has locations statewide and income eligible families are encouraged to apply. WIC Nutrition Services also administers other health and nutrition programs.

WIC Food Packages Time for a Change: WIC families receive more variety and healthier choices in their food items, including fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and infant foods.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) a nutrition education program that provides free food and nutrition information to promote good health for seniors age 60 and over.

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support a public awareness effort to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding for both a mother and an infant as well as to provide resources and support to women breastfeeding.


Rights and Rules

The WIC Program assures you of your Rights as a participant/applicant. As a participant/applicant you agree to abide by the WIC Program Rules.

How to Request a Fair Hearing
If you are not in agreement with the New Hampshire WIC program’s decision regarding you or your child’s eligibility, suspension, or disqualification from participation in the NH WIC Program, you as a WIC participant/payee have a right to request a fair hearing. To request a fair hearing, you must send a written request within 60 days of receiving notice of a denial of enrollment, suspension or disqualification. Your written request shall identify the issues you plan to present at the hearing that support your argument that the program does not have valid grounds and/or legal authority to not enroll, to suspend or to disqualify you or your child as a NH WIC participant. Your request shall be sent to:

NH Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Program Support
Administrative Appeals Unit
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

You can reach the Administrative Appeals Unit at 271-4292 if you have any questions about the fair hearing process. The Administrative Appeals Unit will notify you as to the date of the hearing upon receiving your written request for a fair hearing. The Administrative Appeals unit will provide you notification of the fair hearing time and place within 10 days of the hearing date. The fair hearing will be conducted within 3 weeks of your first request for the fair hearing. Notification of the fair hearing decision will be provided to you within 45 days of your request for a fair hearing. You will have the right to review the case record prior to the fair hearing. NH Administrative Rule He-C 200 and 7 CFR 246.9 of the Federal WIC Program Regulations set forth your right to a fair hearing and the steps which will be followed should a fair hearing be requested.

The Request for a Fair Hearing for non-enrollment, suspension or disqualification in the NH WIC Program will be final unless you send a written request for a fair hearing within sixty (60) days of receiving notice of the non-enrollment, suspension or disqualification in the NH WIC Program.

WIC Nondiscrimination Statement

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 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol, (AD-3027) found online at:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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