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ABOUT US

Lone Star Family Market is a specialty retail store ("WIC-Only") in contract with the State of Texas to provide select nutritional food products to the children and mothers participating in the WIC program.

The Women, Infants, & Children program, commonly known as WIC, has a mission to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. More about WIC »

Our family started the stores eight years ago after noticing that it is often difficult, confusing, and even humiliating for eligible families to obtain WIC approved food products through major grocery stores.

Many retailers view WIC customers as a burden due to additional clerk training, language barriers, and compliance to WIC rules.

We on the other hand respect familes for taking care of their children the same way we do with our own children. We provide families a fast, easy method of obtaining these nutritious foods in a dignified and respectful atmosphere. We are in close proximity to WIC clinics and have a highly trained bilingual staff. Almost all of our staff has directly been a participant in the WIC program or part of a family that has participated.

If you wish to apply for employment with Lone Star Family Market you can submit an online application found here.

ABOUT WIC

The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk:

  • Infants (up to 1st birthday) - WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States
  • Children up to their 5th birthday
  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday)
  • Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)

The following benefits are provided to WIC participants:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

A series of studies indicated that there were Improved Birth Outcomes and Savings in Health Care Costs due to the WIC program:

  • longer pregnancies
  • fewer premature births
  • lower incidence of moderately low and very low birth weight infants
  • fewer infant deaths
  • a greater likelihood of receiving prenatal care
  • savings in health care costs from $1.77 to $3.13 for each dollar spent on WIC

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