Women, Infants, and Children
Welcome To WIC
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. We upload food benefits to a WIC card and provide foods such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, bread, tortillas, pasta, rice, cereal, oatmeal, tuna, juice, yogurt, beans, peanut butter, formula, and cheese depending on the food package.
- Infants and children under 5 years old
- Pregnant women
- Foster parents with children under 5 years old
- Working parents with a child under 5 years old
- Single parents with a child under 5 years old
- Breastfeeding mothers until your baby is 1 year old
- Non breastfeeding women until you baby is 6 months old
- Recent pregnancy loss for six months after pregnancy ends for women
- Military families with children under 5 years old
- Caretakers with children under 5 years old
- Live in California
- Have Medi-cal
- Income based
Why WIC ?
Besides delicious, nutritious food, WIC provides you and your family with breastfeeding help, education to help you and your family make better choices, help with picky eaters, provide up to date infant information, help wean children off the bottle, support pregnant moms, provide referrals to other programs that may benefit you, and so much more! We have 8 locations in Riverside and San Bernardino County.
Call your WIC office at (909) 864-1097 ext. 1803 to get started.
We will let you know if you qualify and what you need to bring. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Breast Feeding Support
WIC offers support and information about breastfeeding your baby. The California WIC Program promotes, supports and protects exclusive breastfeeding for approximately the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding for at least the first year. We also have trained staff that will help you with any breastfeeding challenges you may be having so that your infant can get the best nutrition possible.
Benefits of Breastfeeding
Human milk is uniquely suited for human infants. Babies were born to be breastfed. Human milk is easy to digest and contains more than 200 components that babies need in the early months of life.
Factors in breast milk protect infants from a wide variety of illnesses. Children who have been breastfed have less risk of becoming overweight or obese, even as adults. Research has shown that children who had been breastfed had higher IQs. Breastfeeding saves lives. Lack of breastfeeding is a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).