WIC Nutrition Program

Overview

WIC is a federally-funded program designed to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, and children. Call 828-452-6675 for more information regarding WIC and breastfeeding classes.

WIC is for eligible:

  • Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • Infants
  • Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months

WIC provides:

  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Free language assistance
  • Healthcare referrals
  • Nutrition education

WIC Eligibility

There are eligibility requirements for WIC. Many types of individuals and families are eligible for WIC. Eligibility does not depend upon marital status or living situation. Eligibility is based on health factors and income guidelines. You can use the WIC Prescreening Tool to get an idea of whether or not you might be eligible.

Applicants are required to be seen at the WIC office to determine eligibility. Call 828-452-6675 to make an appointment with the Haywood County Health and Human Services WIC office.

Necessary Documents

When you come to your appointment, bring:

WIC Visit

At your WIC visit:

  • You will be asked about your health and diet, and a nutritionist will review any nutrition problems or questions that you may have
  • Height, weight and a blood test for iron deficiency will be conducted (unless you bring this information from another clinic or doctor’s office)
  • A nutritionist will review this information, along with your ID, proof of residency, and proof of income, to determine whether you are eligible for WIC
  • If eligible, you will receive vouchers to take to the store to get your food

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