Women, Infants & Children Supplemental Nutrition Program
The Nash County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally funded food and nutrition program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is administered by the North Carolina Department Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch. The local agency implements the program from a county level. Nash County Health Department offers WIC services at both our Nashville and Rocky Mount clinics.
The program provides nutrition education and supplements the diet of the target population with approved foods that are chosen based on their nutritive content. The foods include infant formula, infant cereal, milk, cheese, cereal, eggs, Vitamin C enriched juice, dry beans and peas, and peanut butter. Amounts are prescribed based on appropriateness for age and/or condition. Women who are exclusively breastfeeding receive an enhanced food package assignment that includes tuna and carrots.
Foods, with their sizes and amount, are listed on vouchers which are redeemable at the sites of approved WIC vendors.
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Post-delivery women
- Children 1-5 years of age, up to 5 years of age
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administrating USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org