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Caldwell County Health Department WIC Program Provides Assistance for Eligible Women, Infants, & Children

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a division of the Caldwell County Health Department, provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and community resources to participants.

To be eligible for WIC a person must:
• Be a pregnant woman, a breastfeeding woman who has had a baby in the last 12 months, a woman who has had a baby in the last six months, or the parent or guardian with an infant or a child up to five years old
• Reside in North Carolina
• Meet income eligibility requirements of the gross annual household income not exceeding 185% of the Federal poverty income guidelines, which is $55,000 for a family of four.
• All Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) and Work First recipients meet the WIC income eligibility criteria
• Have an identified nutritional risk as determined by a health professional.

The North Carolina WIC Program is available statewide through county health departments, community and rural health centers, and community action agencies that provide WIC Program services. For more information about WIC or to make an appointment, please call 828-426-8407, go online to www.ncdhhs.gov/ncwic, or visit the office at 2345 Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir. Applications for the WIC Program are accepted Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am-5:00 pm and Fridays from 7:30-11:30 am.