Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a national nutrition education program that promotes healthy eating. Clients get nutrition advice, help with breastfeeding, referrals to other community services. They also get special checks to buy healthy food items such as fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese, whole grains, cereals, pure juice, and eggs. Studies show that clients who get WIC have healthier pregnancies and healthier children.
WIC serves pregnant and breastfeeding women and parents raising infants or children under the age of 5 years. Foster parents, guardians and single fathers who have custody of their children can also get WIC.
You must be low income to get WIC. WIC looks at your family income before taxes, and your family size. Working families can get WIC.
Eligibility Guidelines: English | Spanish
- Individual nutrition counseling and group classes
- Breastfeeding help, including a Helpline, peer counselors and breast pumps
- Help getting health insurance and finding a doctor or dentist
- Dental health classes and dental exams
- Reminders about immunizations and other important health information
- Referrals to other community programs that help families
- Checks to buy healthy foods at local grocery stores.
Download the current Shopping Guide in English | Spanish
- Summer checks to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market
To schedule a WIC appointment: Call (510) 595-6400