County Health Department Accepting WIC Applications
WIC (Women, Infants, Children) is the special supplemental nutrition program that provides foods, nutrition education, breast-feeding support and referrals to health care and community resources to participants.
To be eligible, a person must:
-- Be a pregnant woman; a breast-feeding woman who has had a baby in the last 12 months; a woman who has had a baby in the last six months; an infant; or a child up to 5th birthday.
-- Reside in North Carolina and in the health delivery area of the WIC agency.
-- Meet the income eligibility scale. The gross annual income cannot exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines. All Medicaid, Food Stamp and Work First recipients meet WIC income eligibility criteria.
-- Have an identified nutritional risk determined by a health professional. Nutritional problems include anemia, poor growth, previous poor pregnancy outcome, inadequate dietary intake and other nutrition related health problems.
For more information about WIC or to make an appointment, interested persons can visit or call the Moore County WIC office at the Moore County Health Department, 705 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage 947-3271.
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