Nutrition Services Division
For more information, please call (828) 692-4223; then press 5 or
email Nutrition Services & WIC.
Visit the American Dietetic Association to learn more about
informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical
Appointments — Nutrition Services & WIC
Nutrition Services and WIC are open late on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Ask about it when you make your appointment.
Call the WIC office
on the day you wish to
come in. We accept calls
Monday - Friday
starting at 8:00 a.m.
Call (828) 692-4223 and
select the following options:
5 for WIC (pause, wait for instructions)
1 for WIC (pause)
1 for appointments
Directions and Bus Service
What is WIC?
Enroll in WIC | WIC Eligibility | ¿Cómo puedo solicitar?
WIC, which stands for Women, Infants, and Children, provides food to
low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, and infants
and children until the age of five.
WIC encourages children and parents to try new vegetables from our Demonstration
Samples and recipes are provided and vary
depending on the
produce. Visit our gardens
along the front
of the building. View recipes that clients have tried.
The WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families.
- Breastfeed your baby
- Eat more fiber
- Lower the fat
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Eat more whole grains
- Drink less juice and sweetened beverages
- Make family meals matter
To help participants practice these habits, WIC provides
basic nutritious foods to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children. These foods are rich in protein,
iron, calcium, fiber and vitamins. Participants exchange WIC food vouchers
at authorized retail grocery stores and pharmacies.
Other Services WIC Provides
Nutrition education is an important part of WIC and is available to all
adult WIC participants, and whenever possible, to child participants
and to other family members. Information is provided about:
What happens at a WIC visit?
- Your height, weight, and a blood test for low iron will be done
- A nutritionist will ask you about your health and your diet.
- A nutritionist will review your information to see if you are
eligible for WIC. If eligible, you will be given "checks" to take
to the store to get your food.
- You can discuss nutrition problems or questions.
Please bring your child's immunization (shot) record to all appointments.
Making WIC Better
To better serve you, the NC WIC Program uses a computer system
called Crossroads to to make it easy for you to receive your WIC benefits.
What's in it for you?
- Easier scheduling
- Quicker food instrument pick-up
- Fewer questions at check-in
- Quicker in-state transfers
- Food packages meet family needs
- More education options
top of page