Women-Infants-Children

Woman, Infants & Children (WIC)

Welcome to WIC!

Supplemental Nutrition Program

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We're here to help you.

If you have any questions about WIC, please ask your WIC staff.

We're happy to have you with us, and we hope we can help you and your family to eat well and stay healthy!

What is WIC?

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy.

What does WIC provide?

WIC provides special checks for nutritious foods such as:

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Milk, Cheese, Yogurt and Eggs
  • Soy Milk and Tofu
  • Juice, Cereal
  • Whole Grains (whole wheat bread, tortillas, and pasta, corn tortillas, brown rice, barley, oatmeal and bulgur)
  • Dried Beans and Peas, Peanut Butter
  • Infant Formula with Iron
  • Infant Cereal, Fruits and Vegetables

These foods do not meet all the daily requirements and are only intended to supplement the diet

WIC provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support

  • Nutrition counseling by WIC nutrition assistants or registered dietitians
  • Individual nutrition education
  • Nutrition, health and parenting group sessions
  • Instruction in food preparation and tips for food shopping
  • Support and information about breastfeeding including access to breastfeeding experts

WIC provides referrals to:

  • Health care
  • Substance abuse counseling and treatment
  • Support services for food, income, and housing
  • Domestic violence services
  • Dental health services
  • Child support service

Who is eligible for WIC?

  • Low income families who have incomes at 185% or less of the Federal poverty level
  • Working families may be eligible
  • Eligible family members include:
    • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding
    • Infants and children under 5 years of age

Women-Infants-Children (WIC)

Nutrition Program

County of Sonoma

Address
Women-Infants-Children (WIC)
1450 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.456732, -122.733857

Online Resources

Federal WIC Program
This website is provided by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for administering the WIC Program at the national and regional levels.

State WIC Program
This website is provided by the California Department of Health Services, WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program.