Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
About the Program
WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, their infants and children up to the age of five.
In addition to supplemental food, the program provides a combination of nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for immunizations and health care. Studies have proven that WIC is effective in preventing nutrition related health problems.
The program provides nutritional education benefits by teaching participants, parents / caretakers relationships between nutrition and good health. Information will provide improving ideas for food consumption habits.
The Graham County Department of Public Health strongly encourages women to breastfeed. We provide support and education with our breastfeeding program and educator. Please contact our office at 828-479-7900 for more information.
Hours of Operation
The WIC office is open Monday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
We are closed at lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Any holiday closings will be posted prior to the holiday for client convenience.
Aviso de No Discriminación
A link to this full statement by NC DHHS and the USDA can be found here.