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The Nutrition Services Branch
About the Nutrition Services Branch:
Activities of the Nutrition Services Branch promote sound nutrition habits among infants, children and women in their child-bearing years. Branch staff work with county, state and private agencies to improve health status by reducing the incidence of nutritional risk factors, improving pregnancy outcomes, and hastening recovery from illness and injury through the provision of technical assistance, education and supplemental foods.
NC WIC – WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. It is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, commonly referred to as the WIC Program.
Who is WIC for?
Children up to 5 years of age
Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
What does WIC provide?
Health care referrals
Eating tips for you and your child
Am I Eligible for WIC?
To be eligible, you or your child must:
Live in North Carolina
Live in a household with income at or below WIC guidelines
Have a health risk factor based on:
height and weight
blood test for low iron