WIC participants receive nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion/support, and referrals to community and health agencies to improve their diets and reduce their chances of health problems caused by poor nutrition. Issuance of food benefits from the NC eWIC Card is redeemed at WIC authorized vendors throughout the state of North Carolina.
- Milk (regular, lactose-reduced, evaporated, soy-based, UHT)
- Cheese, Yogurt, Tofu
- Whole-Grain Cereal
- Whole-Grain Bread, Brown Rice, Whole-Wheat and Soft-Corn Tortillas, Whole Wheat Pasta
- Vitamin C Enriched Juices
- Dried/Canned Beans, Peas, Lentils
- Peanut Butter
- Fruits/Vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned)
- Chunk-light Tuna or Salmon (for women who are exclusively breastfeeding one infant, partially breastfeeding multiples, pregnant with multiples)
- Infant formulas/foods
(The WIC Nutritionist will determine which foods a participant receives based on eligibility and individual needs.)
All women are encouraged to provide their infant with the best nutrition possible by breastfeeding. Breastfeeding education is given to all pregnant women so they can make informed decisions about infant feeding. Additional breastfeeding education and support are provided by the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors before and after delivery.