WIC is available to pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To participate, these persons must:
Live in North Carolina.
Have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance (TANF), or assistance from the NC Food and Nutrition Services automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
Be at nutritional risk. A nutritionist makes the nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant, at the local WIC office. Examples of nutritional risk conditions are listed below. For a complete listing, call 704-920-1204.
Abnormal anthropometric or hematological measurements
Documented nutrition-related medical conditions
Inadequate dietary intake
Conditions that predispose a person to inadequate nutritional patterns such as lead poisoning, migrancy, alcohol or drug abuse.