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WIC

Mission Statement

Providing quality nutrition education services and supplemental foods to promote healthy food habits for women, infants and children.

Overview


WIC stands for the Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Food Program.  WIC provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to promote healthy foods habits and choices.  Services includes: individual nutrition assessment and counseling, as well as, issuance of food vouchers for healthy WIC approved foods and infant formulas.  A person applying for WIC must be a pregnant woman, a breastfeeding woman who have had a baby in the last 12 months, a woman who has had a baby in the last 6 months, or a child from birth to 5 years of age.  The person applying for WIC services must provide proof of identification, proof of residence and proof of income (income is based on 185% of the Poverty Level).  You can contact the WIC Office at 718-4642.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program or WIC is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and infants and children birth to five years of age. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care. WIC has been proven effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems within its population. A person that qualifies for Medicaid, Food Stamps, or Work First automatically meets the income guidelines for WIC.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider"

Links

  • NC Care Line (1-800-662-7030)

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