The Nutrition Services Branch

Address: 1914 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1914
Phone: (919) 707-5800 Website:


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


    Pregnant women

    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?

    Healthy foods

    Health care referrals

    Breastfeeding support

    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

        health history

        diet history

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