What's New @ WIC?

     

Farmers' Market Program coming soon!  ðŸ‰ ðŸ‘  ðŸ‹  🥑  ðŸ† 

Families who are currently enrolled in WIC will be eligible to receive $30 to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at WIC-certified Farmers' Markets.

Find a market near you using this market finder.

 

Baby crawling on the floorKeep Your Family Safe From Lead 

- Well Fed Means Less Lead - English I Spanish

CDC updates blood lead reference value | Lead | CDC

- Consumer Products Safety Commission Web Site - CPSC.gov

Baby Food Safety

For questions about lead poisoning contact the

                                                      County of San Luis Obispo Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at (805) 781-5527.

                   

Girl eating a variety of fruit

Start Your Busy Day with a Quick, Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is important for everyone, especially kids!  Kids who eat a healthy breakfast have more energy, are more active, get more fiber in their diets and have fewer absences from school. 

Choosing a healthy breakfast can be quick and easy!  For healthy recipe ideas and tips visit the following links: 

Fast & Healthy Breakfast Ideas - English I Spanish

Let's Cook with Kids - Vamos a Cocinar con los Niños cookbook

Healthy eKitchen recipes

 

                                                 

 

Young boy biting into an apple

MORE fruits and vegetables for WIC families! We are excited that our Fruits and Vegetables Benefit has increased with new dollar amounts through September 30, 2023.

The total monthly dollar amounts are:

$25 for children age 1 to 5

$44 for pregnant and postpartum participants

$49 for breastfeeding participants

Families can use the extra benefits at WIC-approved grocery stores.

                                                      For more information, visit myfamily.wic.ca.gov or contact your local WIC office or text (888) 417-6180.

 

Halved avocados

Spring is a season of new beginnings and a great time to explore different fruits and veggies the next time you shop. Seasonal produce is cheaper, more nutritious, fresher, and tastier!

Seasonal Food Guide Use this guide to shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables at WIC-approved grocers that accept the WIC Card. Produce listed here may become available in your area at different times during the season.

Did you know that WIC provides nutrition education and counseling to eligible families? Visit MyFamily.WIC.ca.gov for more information.

 

 

Canned beans are a healthy source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and a convenient option for WIC families. 

With your WIC benefits, you can choose:

− 4 cans of cooked beans,

− 1 package of dry beans, or 

− 1 jar of peanut butter.

Find tasty recipes using canned beans and other WIC foods at Health eKitchen or eatfresh.org.

                                                      Check your WIC app for the most recent information about approved foods. Learn more.

 

Person washing fruits and vegetablesFood Safety Resources

People at Risk: Children Under Five | FoodSafety.gov

People at Risk: Pregnant Women | FoodSafety.gov

Food Safety Tips While Shopping 

                                                      Foodkeeper App/Website

                                                      Keep Your Food Safe English I Spanish