WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is also called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program. WIC is a federal program designed to provide vouchers for supplemental food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of 5.
WIC has proven effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems within its population.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the WIC Program. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch administers it.
To obtain additional information contact the Wayne County Health Department WIC Program at 919-731-1276, Monday -Thursday between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-5pm
Foods Available on Food Vouchers
Infant Formula - iron-fortified
Infant Cereal - iron-fortified and low in sugar
Juice - 100% unsweetened
Milk - includes soy based beverage, nonfat/fat free/skim, reduced/low fat, or whole
Whole grain bread, brown rice or whole-wheat tortillas
Cereal - iron-fortified and low in sugar
Cheese - includes low fat, low cholesterol, and low sodium
Dried or canned beans, peas & lentils
Peanut Butter - includes low sugar, low sodium
Eggs - not allowed: "cholesterol reducing" or "specialty" eggs
Fruits and vegetables
Additional foods for women who solely breastfeed:
Tuna or Salmon - chunk light in water
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.