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Bring/Refer A Friend to WIC Day - Wednesday, March 21

Let's celebrate National Nutrition Month by increasing awareness about WIC. Bring or refer a friend to WIC on Wednesday, March 21, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Snacks, take-home gifts and a Crock Pot will be raffled! We are also celebrating the transition from WIC paper vouchers to the E-WIC debit card, scheduled to be launched in May.

Please join us at the Department of Public Health Building located at 1200 Spartanburg Highway. For appointments or questions, contact WIC at 692-4223, Option 5.

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 making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Appointments — Nutrition Services & WIC

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ask about our extended hours.

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

Walk-in appointments are also welcome.

Directions and Bus Service

What is WIC?

Enroll | Eligibility | ¿Cómo puedo solicitar? | WICHealth.org | NC eWIC

WIC, which stands for Women, Infants, and Children, provides food to low to moderate 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 Gardens. Samples and recipes are provided and vary depending on the garden's produce. Visit our gardens along the front
of the building. View recipes that clients have tried.

Nutritious Foods
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 if needed.
  • 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

NC eWIC is coming!

Buy only the foods you need when you shop. See your benefits balance and approved products on your smartphone. Learn more about NC eWIC.

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Last updated February 19, 2018