Lake-Geauga WIC Program

Lake-Geauga WIC Program The Lake-Geauga Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program serves pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women and children ages 0-5 years.

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When children are very young, they typically eat what you give them and stop when they are full. As they get older, this...
07/19/2021
Food Styling Tips to Get Kids to Eat Healthful Foods

When children are very young, they typically eat what you give them and stop when they are full. As they get older, this easy approach to meals doesn't always last. So how do you get kids to choose healthy foods without constant nagging? Check out this article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on tips to get your children to eat more healthful foods:
https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/food-styling-tips-to-get-kids-to-eat-healthful-foods
#lakegeaugawic #ohiowic #eatright

How do you get kids to choose healthy foods without constant nagging? Try these tips borrowed from the worlds of food styling and behavior study.

Not sure if your child is getting enough Vitamin D? Check out this article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on ...
07/15/2021
Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids

Not sure if your child is getting enough Vitamin D? Check out this article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the importance of Vitamin D and ways to increase your child's Vitamin D intake:
https://www.eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-kids
#lakegeaugawic #ohiowic #eatright

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets or defective bone growth. Make sure your child is getting enough vitamin D by including fortified milk with meals.

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with the nutrients kids need to grow, be strong and healthy and perform well in school....
07/13/2021
Tips to Help Kids Enjoy Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with the nutrients kids need to grow, be strong and healthy and perform well in school. Unfortunately, most children don't eat enough. Click on the article below provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on ideas on how to make meals nutritious and delicious by incorporating fruits and veggies in fun and interesting ways that kids will enjoy.
https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/snack-and-meal-ideas/get-fruits-and-veggies-to-the-plate

#lakegeaugawic #ohiowic #eatright

Help your family eat right by filling half their plates with fruits and vegetables.

Did You Know: Because oranges do not spoil easily and are full of vitamin C during the years of world exploration sailor...
07/13/2021

Did You Know: Because oranges do not spoil easily and are full of vitamin C during the years of world exploration sailors planted orange and other citrus trees along trade routes to prevent scurvy which is a disease that develops from a deficiency of vitamin C. It is believed that Christopher Columbus was the first to bring orange seeds to America during his second voyage to the region in 1493. Here in the United States, Florida and California are the largest producers of oranges!

To learn more about broccoli, and other veggies, check out our newest report, Enhancing the WIC Food Package: Impacts and Recommendations to Advance Nutrition Security, on the WIC Hub.
https://thewichub.org/enhancing-the-wic-food-package.../

#lakegeaugawic #ohiowic #nationalwicassociation

Did You Know: Because oranges do not spoil easily and are full of vitamin C during the years of world exploration sailors planted orange and other citrus trees along trade routes to prevent scurvy which is a disease that develops from a deficiency of vitamin C. It is believed that Christopher Columbus was the first to bring orange seeds to America during his second voyage to the region in 1493. Here in the United States, Florida and California are the largest producers of oranges!

To learn more about broccoli, and other veggies, check out our newest report, Enhancing the WIC Food Package: Impacts and Recommendations to Advance Nutrition Security, on the WIC Hub.
https://thewichub.org/enhancing-the-wic-food-package.../

#lakegeaugawic #ohiowic #nationalwicassociation

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07/06/2021

Timeline Photos

Did You Know: The word broccoli comes from the Latin word brachium and the Italian word braccio, which means “arm.” It was grown mainly in Italy until the 16th century when a royal marriage brought the vegetable to France. Broccoli was invented by crossing cauliflower and pea seeds; and is high in vitamins C and K1 and minerals like potassium, manganese, and iron.

To learn more about broccoli, and other veggies, check out our newest report, Enhancing the WIC Food Package: Impacts and Recommendations to Advance Nutrition Security, on the WIC Hub.
https://thewichub.org/enhancing-the-wic-food-package.../

07/04/2021
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06/29/2021

Timeline Photos

The word “banan” derives from the Arabic word meaning “finger.” A single banana is called a finger and attached to other bananas called a “hand.” They are classified as berries and float in water because they are less dense in comparison, and the genetic similarity between a human and a banana is 60%.

To learn more about bananas, and other fruits, check out our newest report, Enhancing the WIC Food Package: Impacts and Recommendations to Advance Nutrition Security, on the WIC Hub.
https://thewichub.org/enhancing-the-wic-food-package.../

The Oral Health Program at the Ohio Department of Health would like your help to improve the dental health of children i...
06/28/2021
Survey for Oral Health Public Awareness Campaign

The Oral Health Program at the Ohio Department of Health would like your help to improve the dental health of children in our state. This brief survey asks a few questions about dental health for children from birth through age 5. Your answers will help the program share tips with families. The survey should take about 5 minutes. Simply click on the link to complete the survey. We appreciate your participation!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPDCS59

Your answers help the Ohio Department of Health.

El Departamento de Salud Dental en el Departamento de Salud de Ohio desea su ayuda para mejorar la salud dental de los n...
06/28/2021
Encuesta de Salud Dental

El Departamento de Salud Dental en el Departamento de Salud de Ohio desea su ayuda para mejorar la salud dental de los niños en nuestro estado. Esta encuesta breve hace algunas preguntas sobre la salud dental de los niños desde el nacimiento hasta la edad de 5 años. Sus respuestas nos ayudarán a compartir consejos con las familias. La encuesta debe durar unos 5 minutos. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace a la versión en Inglés o Español de la encuesta.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W8JG7HM

El Departamento de Salud de Ohio desea su ayuda para mejorar la salud dental de los niños en nuestro estado.

06/28/2021

Did you know June is National Papaya Month? Try incorporating papayas into a smoothie or fruit salad!

Young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in smaller quantities. Feedin...
06/23/2021
What and How Much Should My Preschooler Be Eating?

Young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in smaller quantities. Feeding children becomes less frustrating and less complicated when adults know what kids need to grow well and be healthy. Check out this article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on tips on what and how much to feed your preschooler: https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/what-and-how-much-should-my-preschooler-be-eating #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need.

06/21/2021

Summer has officially begun! Check out some of the produce in season during summer.🍉🌽

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! -From all of us at Lake-Geauga WIC
06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! -From all of us at Lake-Geauga WIC

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! -From all of us at Lake-Geauga WIC

Timeline Photos
06/16/2021

Timeline Photos

Did You Know: Spinach is a cool-season crop and belongs to the goosefoot family. It is a native plant of Persia (modern-day Iran), low in calories, and a good vitamin C, vitamin A, and minerals source, especially iron.

To learn more about Spinach, and other veggies, check out our newest report, Enhancing the WIC Food Package: Impacts and Recommendations to Advance Nutrition Security, on the WIC Hub.

https://thewichub.org/enhancing-the-wic-food-package-impacts-and-recommendations-to-advance-nutrition-security/

Strawberries are a favorite summer fruit. The sweet berries appear in everything from yogurt to desserts and even salads...
06/15/2021

Strawberries are a favorite summer fruit. The sweet berries appear in everything from yogurt to desserts and even salads. June is usually the best time to pick fresh strawberries, but the red berries are available in supermarkets year-round. They are delicious raw or cooked in a variety of recipes ranging from sweet to savory. Strawberries also have many health benefits! Read below for all the amazing health benefits strawberries can provide! #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic #nationalwicassociation #NWA

Strawberries are a favorite summer fruit. The sweet berries appear in everything from yogurt to desserts and even salads. June is usually the best time to pick fresh strawberries, but the red berries are available in supermarkets year-round. They are delicious raw or cooked in a variety of recipes ranging from sweet to savory. Strawberries also have many health benefits! Read below for all the amazing health benefits strawberries can provide! #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic #nationalwicassociation #NWA

06/14/2021

Healthy eating habits can be taught at a young age. For kid-approved recipes, visit CelebrateYourPlate.org!

El Departamento de Salud Dental en el Departamento de Salud de Ohio desea su ayuda para mejorar la salud dental de los n...
06/14/2021
Encuesta de Salud Dental

El Departamento de Salud Dental en el Departamento de Salud de Ohio desea su ayuda para mejorar la salud dental de los niños en nuestro estado. Esta encuesta breve hace algunas preguntas sobre la salud dental de los niños desde el nacimiento hasta la edad de 5 años. Sus respuestas nos ayudarán a compartir consejos con las familias. La encuesta debe durar unos 5 minutos. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace a la versión en Inglés o Español de la encuesta.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W8JG7HM

El Departamento de Salud de Ohio desea su ayuda para mejorar la salud dental de los niños en nuestro estado.

The Oral Health Program at the Ohio Department of Health would like your help to improve the dental health of children i...
06/14/2021
Survey for Oral Health Public Awareness Campaign

The Oral Health Program at the Ohio Department of Health would like your help to improve the dental health of children in our state. This brief survey asks a few questions about dental health for children from birth through age 5. Your answers will help the program share tips with families. The survey should take about 5 minutes. Simply click on the link to complete the survey. We appreciate your participation!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPDCS59

Your answers help the Ohio Department of Health.

Your child is one of a kind. That’s why we provide personalized support for you and your family. Come see us for nutriti...
06/10/2021

Your child is one of a kind. That’s why we provide personalized support for you and your family. Come see us for nutrition education, breastfeeding support, community referrals, and more—all tailored to you and your child’s specific needs. #WICstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Your child is one of a kind. That’s why we provide personalized support for you and your family. Come see us for nutrition education, breastfeeding support, community referrals, and more—all tailored to you and your child’s specific needs. #WICstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

06/08/2021

This month is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month! June is the perfect time to work on your own garden or purchase locally grown, seasonal produce.

Want your family to have healthy hearts? Start with the family dinner table. Not only do most adults consume too much so...
06/07/2021
Family Dinners for a Healthy Heart

Want your family to have healthy hearts? Start with the family dinner table. Not only do most adults consume too much sodium, most kids do as well. Eating too much sodium can increase risk for high blood pressure which can eventually lead to heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. That's cause for concern since the average child consumes more than twice the sodium they need each day. Check out this article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on tips to reduce your family's sodium intake for a healthy heart:
https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/heart-and-cardiovascular-health/family-dinners-for-a-healthy-heart
#lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Want your family to have healthy hearts? Start with the family dinner table.

Spread the word! If you are a single dad, grandparent, foster parent, or caregiver of a child under age 5, you may be el...
06/03/2021

Spread the word! If you are a single dad, grandparent, foster parent, or caregiver of a child under age 5, you may be eligible for WIC. Contact us for more info! #WICstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Spread the word! If you are a single dad, grandparent, foster parent, or caregiver of a child under age 5, you may be eligible for WIC. Contact us for more info! #WICstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Vaccines save lives! For kids born between 1994 and 2018, routine childhood immunizations will prevent an estimated 419 ...
05/31/2021

Vaccines save lives! For kids born between 1994 and 2018, routine childhood immunizations will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 early deaths. Ask your local WIC staff about getting your child vaccinated. #vaccineswork #momstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Vaccines save lives! For kids born between 1994 and 2018, routine childhood immunizations will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 early deaths. Ask your local WIC staff about getting your child vaccinated. #vaccineswork #momstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

05/31/2021
Lake-Geauga WIC is at Geauga Head Start today ready to meet all of the families! Thank you Lake-Geauga Head Start for th...
05/28/2021

Lake-Geauga WIC is at Geauga Head Start today ready to meet all of the families! Thank you Lake-Geauga Head Start for the invite! #Lake Geauga United Headstart #WIC #momstrong

It’s National Foster Care Month! WIC celebrates and supports the foster parents and relative caregivers of the 430,000+ ...
05/26/2021

It’s National Foster Care Month! WIC celebrates and supports the foster parents and relative caregivers of the 430,000+ children in foster care. #fostercaremonth #momstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

It’s National Foster Care Month! WIC celebrates and supports the foster parents and relative caregivers of the 430,000+ children in foster care. #fostercaremonth #momstrong #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

05/26/2021

Kids look up to you and watch the choices you make. Be a role model by making healthy choices from all of the MyPlate food groups. https://go.usa.gov/xHvHD

Children who participate in exercise can develop a variety of physical, mental and social skills in fun, playful ways. C...
05/25/2021
Make Fitness Fun for the Whole Family

Children who participate in exercise can develop a variety of physical, mental and social skills in fun, playful ways. Children need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Parents can model healthy habits by finding fun ways to be active in their daily routines and making activity a household priority. Check out this article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for tips on how parents and caregivers can encourage active play: https://www.eatright.org/fitness/exercise/family-activities/make-fitness-fun-for-the-whole-family #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Get outside and be active, encouraging a healthy weight for your whole family in order to prevent heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Broccoli Salad
05/24/2021
Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Whip up a healthy, hearty salad in just 15 minutes. Serve it cold on a hot day.

Did you know that fortified cereals contain many vitamins and minerals including Vitamin D and Calcium that contribute t...
05/24/2021

Did you know that fortified cereals contain many vitamins and minerals including Vitamin D and Calcium that contribute to building healthy bones and teeth? Use your WIC cereal to help your children build strong bodies! #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Did you know that fortified cereals contain many vitamins and minerals including Vitamin D and Calcium that contribute to building healthy bones and teeth? Use your WIC cereal to help your children build strong bodies! #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

“WIC saved my baby. This was my first baby and when I went for his 4-month check-up, I was told he hadn’t gained any wei...
05/21/2021

“WIC saved my baby. This was my first baby and when I went for his 4-month check-up, I was told he hadn’t gained any weight since his 2-month check-up. I didn’t know why. The doctor told me to supplement and I tried, but he wouldn’t take the bottle. I was referred to WIC and was seen that day and instantly referred to an IBCLC [International Board Certified Lactation Consultant]. When I left, I felt like I had a community behind me and that my baby and I were going to be ok.” — WIC Participant, Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada #WICvoices #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

“WIC saved my baby. This was my first baby and when I went for his 4-month check-up, I was told he hadn’t gained any weight since his 2-month check-up. I didn’t know why. The doctor told me to supplement and I tried, but he wouldn’t take the bottle. I was referred to WIC and was seen that day and instantly referred to an IBCLC [International Board Certified Lactation Consultant]. When I left, I felt like I had a community behind me and that my baby and I were going to be ok.” — WIC Participant, Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada #WICvoices #lakegeaugawic #ohiowic

Address

1 Victoria Sq, Ste 215 (Main Level)
Painesville, OH
44077

Lake Tran- Route 1, Route 4, or Route 5. Get off at the North. St. Clair stop by Job & Family Services. Walk towards Main St. and destination will be on the right. Entrances are located through the parking lot on St. Clair, a stair entrance on Main St. and the main entrance off the square (across from Veterans' Park).

General information

Please check our page regularly for updates and information. Look at our Clinic Directories under "Notes" to find out clinic locations, hours, and phone numbers.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(440) 350-2552

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