WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the US Department of Agriculture. Please see the USDA WIC website or our Nutrition & WIC page for additional WIC information.
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WIC is a program for infants and children up to 5 years of age, pregnant women, breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months (non-breastfeeding) who live in a household at or below WIC guidelines and have a health risk factor based on height and weight, a blood test for low iron, health history or diet history. For more information on the qualification criteria for WIC please visit our Nutrition and WIC page or call 910-798-3500 option #5.
Call the New Hanover County WIC office at 910-798-3500 to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-FOR-BABY (367-2229) to find the WIC office closest to you. You will need to provide proof of identification, residence (where you live), and household income.
Examples of things to bring with you include, but are not limited to: a valid driver's license, Social Security Card, Work or school ID, current utility or cable bill, current rental or mortgage statement, recent pay-stubs, or a recent tax return. Your WIC staff will be able to answer questions that you may have.
The WIC staff determines which foods a participant receives based on individual needs. Some examples of healthy foods include milk, juice, eggs, cheese, infant formula and cereal, peanut butter, and dries beans and peas. WIC also provides nutrition information on infant feeding, special diets, healthy pregnancies, and child growth and development.
At your appointment your income information will be reviewed and you will be asked questions about your health and your diet. Your height, weight, and a blood test for iron deficiency will be done; unless you bring this information from another clinic or doctor's office. A Nutritionist or Nurse will review the above information to see if you are eligible for WIC and any nutrition problems or questions you may have will be discussed. If you are eligible for the program, you will be given "checks" to take to the store to get your food.
Please visit NCDHHS Community Nutrition Services for more information.