Women, Infants & Children Supplemental Nutrition Program
The Nash County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally funded food and nutrition program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is administered by the North Carolina Department Health and Human Services Division of Child and Family Well-Being, Community Nutrition Services Section. The local agency implements the program from a county level. Nash County Health Department offers WIC services at both our Nashville and Rocky Mount clinics.
The program provides nutrition education and supplements the diet of the target population with approved foods that are chosen based on their nutritive content.
The foods include infant formula, infant cereal, milk, cheese, cereal, eggs, Vitamin C enriched juice, dry beans and peas, and peanut butter. Amounts are prescribed based on appropriateness for age and/or condition. Women who are exclusively breastfeeding receive an enhanced food package.
Children 1-5 years of age, up to 5 years of age
Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits: