The WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (WAFL SG) outlines the foods authorized by CDPH/WIC in WIC Bulletin Regulations, sections 82000-83000. It is an educational document for participants and WIC authorized vendors to use at the grocery store to know which foods to buy/sell using WIC food instruments (FIs), also known as checks or vouchers.
The current WAFL SG went into effect on March 28, 2016. The WAFL SG will be
reviewed and revised as needed.
Note: All 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."
We are currently in the process of converting these documents to ADA web accessible formats.
WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide - March 28, 2016 - English (PDF)
WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide - March 28, 2016 - Spanish (PDF)
WAFL SG FAQ (PDF)
Contract Infant Formula Flyer - English (PDF)
Contract Infant Formula Flyer - Spanish (PDF)
A WIC participant may have a medical condition and need therapeutic formula that is not a WIC contract formula. Therapeutic formulas should be covered by the WIC participant’s health plan when the clinician provides adequate medical justification. Should a WIC participant be denied therapeutic formula coverage by his or her health plan (Medi-Cal or other health insurance), the WIC Program may provide the therapeutic formula. For more information:
Formula Job Aid
Sign-up to receive important regulatory notices regarding the California WIC Program.
USDA Food and Nutrition Services WIC
Major Food Changes for March 28, 2016 Flyer
WAFL SG Changes PowerPoint