Authorized Foods and Shopping Guide
Changes to the California WIC Program
On September 29, 2012 the Governor's Office signed Assembly Bill 2322 into law affecting the California Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) which took effect immediately.
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Regulatory Bulletin 2015-02: Adoption of WIC Authorized Food List Amendment
The WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (WAFL SG) is the official document that outlines the foods authorized by the California WIC Program. The WAFL SG will be reviewed and revised as needed. A new WAFL SG will go into effect on March 28, 2016 and the current July 5, 2011 WAFL SG will remain in effect until March 27, 2016. All Food Instruments (FIs) include a statement on the "What to Buy" line that states "Use July 5, 2011 WAFL Shopping Guide."
WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide - Effective July 5, 2011 (PDF, English, 2.8MB) ...Spanish (2.8MB)
Potato Flyer/WIC Identification Folder (WIF) Insert Spanish
Fresh Potatoes Flyer (PDF, English) Spanish
Frequently Asked Questions about the Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (PDF)
Sample Check (PDF)
Linked below is the new WAFL SG that will go into effect on March 28, 2016. FIs printed on or after that date will include on their "What to Buy" line a statement instructing participants and vendors to "Use the March 28, 2016 WAFL Shopping Guide."
WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide - effective March 28, 2016 (PDF, English) Spanish
Food List Database
Email your comments or questions to WICFoods@cdph.ca.gov