Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition assistance program that improves the nutrition and health of families. The program provides benefits for healthy foods, nutrition education for parents and caregivers, breastfeeding support from trained professionals, and referrals to community resources like health and social services.

WIC services include:

  • Nutrition and Health Information
  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Breastfeeding information
  • Healthy eating tips for your family
  • Nutritious recipes, plus much more

WIC is a Health and Nutrition Program for:

  • Babies
  • Children under 5
  • Pregnant Women
  • New Mothers

For an overview of how California families grow healthy with WIC, click here.

How Do I Qualify?

You may be able to get WIC if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding a baby under the age of one
  • Had a baby within the last six months
  • Have a child under the age of five
  • Experienced a pregnancy loss/termination

WIC is available to anyone who lives in California and meets the program guidelines regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.

Additionally, your income must be less than or equal to:

Effective July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Number of people in family*Annual**MonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-weeklyWeekly
More than 8$8,732 per added family member$728 per added family member$364 per added family member$336 per added family member$168 per added family member

*The number of persons in your household, including unborn children, should be counted in the number of people in the family. For example, a person who is single and pregnant with one child would count as a family of two.

**WIC does not include Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for military families.

Find out if you’re eligible using the WIC eligibility assessment tool:

WIC Eligibility Assessment


To learn more about WIC benefits, click here.