WIC: Information for Healthcare Providers

This area of our site is intended for health care providers. As of October 2009, there were changes to the supplemental foods provided to WIC participants. The reasons for the changes are to:

  • Strengthen WIC’s breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Meet the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Healthy People 2010 goals and objectives
  • Provide consistency with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on infant feeding
  • Add greater variety and choice, and foods that appeal to diverse populations

The North Carolina WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families.  Specific behaviors targeted by the changes in the food package include:

  • Breastfeed your baby
  • Increase fiber
  • Lower the fat
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Eat more whole grains
  • Drink less juice and sweetened beverages
  • Make family meals matter

WIC encourages families to move toward better health. The new WIC foods support these healthy habits. The resources on this page are intended for Health Care Providers. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact your local WIC Director or contact the WIC Program: Send us an email.

Available Resources

Last Modified: September 26, 2018