Caldwell County WIC Office
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What is WIC?

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

WIC is for:

  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Infants
  • Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible, you or your child must:
1. Meet WIC income guidelines:
  • WIC income eligibility guidelines are based on household size and income.  Even if you have a job, you may be eligible.  See if you meet WIC income guidelines by checking out the online WIC Prescreening Tool
  • If you are on Medicaid, Work First Family Assistance, or receive Food Stamps, you already meet  income guidelines.
2. Have a health risk factor based on:
    • Height and weight measurements
    • Blood test for low iron
    • Health history
    • Diet history

    How do I apply?

    With some exceptions, each person applying for WIC must be physically present in the WIC Office at the time of application.  You can call us to find out additional information about applying, or click here for directions to Caldwell County WIC OfficeAppointments are generally available within 24-hours, except for weekends and holidays.

    WIC Provides:

    Foods You May Qualify For Include:

    Milk
    Eggs
    Cheese
    Juice
    Fruits and Vegetables
    Dried Beans and Peas
    Cereal
    Peanut Butter
    Whole Wheat Bread
    Infant Formula
    Infant Cereal
    Infant Stage 2 Baby Foods

    The WIC staff determine which foods a participant receives based on individual needs.
    Education and Information:
    Breastfeeding education and support
    Nutrition for a healthy pregnancy
    Infant feeding
    Child growth and development
    Eating smart and moving more
    Special diets
    Food buying
    Referrals to health and community services
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