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Woman, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC Services

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WIC provides access to nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to local resources.

Welcome to WIC

Courtesy California WIC

What does WIC provide?

WIC provides 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

Your WIC Foods  WIC Shopping Guide

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 services