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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.

For more information, please read Regulatory Alert 2012-01

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The WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (WAFL SG) is an educational document that outlines the foods authorized by the California WIC Program in WIC Bulletin Regulations 82000-83000. The WAFL SG will be reviewed and revised as needed. A new WAFL SG went into effect on March 28, 2016. All Food Instruments (FIs) printed on or after that date include a statement on the "What to Buy" line that states "Use March 28, 2016 WAFL Shopping Guide." 

          WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide - effective March 28, 2016  (PDF, English)   Spanish

        Frequently Asked Questions about the Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (PDF) Opens a new browser windowUpdated      

        WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide -July 5, 2011 (PDF) Opens a new browser window

        Sample Checks (PDF)Opens a new browser window Updated           

Food List Database

  • Helpful Information

  • Final Rule for Food Packages - USDA Food and Nutrition Services
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Services WIC Website
  • Review of New WAFL SG Changes PowerPoint
  • WIC Statutes and Regulations
  • Comments

    Email your comments or questions to WICFoods@cdph.ca.gov.



    Last modified on: 5/24/2016 9:21 AM