What is WIC?

What is WIC?

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
for Women, Infants and Children

Appointment at a WIC Clinic

WIC is a health, nutrition and breastfeeding program that offers:

  • California WIC Card to shop for free healthy foods
  • One-on-one sessions about nutrition, breastfeeding and health by phone with a WIC educator
  • Answers to your questions while you are pregnant and as your child grows
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Online education
  • Referrals to healthcare programs and other community resources


Picture of Wic CardWhat is the California WIC Card?

  • WIC parents use it to buy WIC foods at the market.
  • It looks like a debit card.
  • It’s easier to use than food checks.
  • WIC gives you the card when you enroll.


What You Need to Know about WIC and Public Charge


WIC offices in Alameda County

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