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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
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
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 Office. Appointments are generally available within 24-hours, except for weekends and holidays.
Foods You May Qualify For Include:
Fruits and Vegetables
Dried Beans and Peas
Whole Wheat Bread
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
Child growth and development
Eating smart and moving more
Referrals to health and community services
Caldwell County WIC Office • 2345 Morganton Blvd, Ste B • Lenoir, NC 28645 • (828) 426-8407
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