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Women, Infants &​ Children (WIC)

About WIC​

Why ​WIC is Valuable

For over 50 years, WIC has been the nation's nutrition safety net, helping to keep families healthy through good nutrition.

As we celebrate half a century of service, WIC continues to support more than 6 million pregnant and postpartum people, infants, and children across the United States. WIC improves the health and dietary needs of low-income families. The program supports families with children younger than five who are at nutritional risk and earning less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Recognized for its effectiveness through extensive research, WIC leads to healthier infants, better nutrition for children, improved healthcare outcomes, and higher academic achievement in school-age children. All eligible families can benefit from WIC services. As we mark this 50-year milestone, we remain committed to nurturing the health and well-being of our nation's families.

WIC services​​ i​​nclude:

  • Practical nutrition information and everyday healthy living tips for you and your family.
  • Nutrition experts who specialize in nutrition for mothers and their children.
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby, including access to breastfeeding experts.
  • Help in finding health care and other valuable community services.
  • Benefits to buy healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, soy milk, tofu and more!
  • Referrals to other helpful services.

Who is e​​​ligible?

You may qualify if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, just had a baby (or recent pregnancy loss), or care for a child under age 5. WIC families must also have low-to-medium income or Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF), or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits. California WIC families must reside in California.

How do I get ​​W​​​IC?

1)    Find out if you are eligible.

2)    Schedule your first appointment by contacting your local WIC office. Find your nearest local WIC office.

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