What's New @ WIC?

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program $30 checks are here!  

Assorted fruits and vegetables, umbrellas and people walking with masks at a farmers market. Text says, Farmers' Market Nutrition Program checks are here!  Assorted fruits and vegetables, umbrellas and people walking at a farmers market. Text says, Los cheques del programa de nutritcion de los mercados agricolas ya estan aqui!

Buy fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and cut herbs with your WIC Farmers' Market checks. 

Look for farmers who accept the WIC FMNP checks at authorized farmers' markets. 

Find a WIC authorized farmers' market near you! 

Please reach out to your nearest WIC office to find out if you are eligible. (while supplies last)


Girl eating watermelon with a polka dot hat. Text says, Hello Summer!


Summer is a great time to add fruit to a green salad or make homemade fruit popsicles or roast corn on the cob. Your local WIC staff are happy to share lots of simple ways to make fruits and veggies a tasty part of summer eating.

Use this Seasonal Food 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 My Family - California Women, Infants & Children Program for more information.


California Redemption Value (CRV) Fee 

Starting January 2024, a new CA law will require that a 10¢ fee is added to each purchase of shelf-stable 64 oz bottles of juice. For more information, visit myfamily.wic.ca.gov or see the CRV Fee for Juice Bottles flyer

Infographic with bottled juice and frozen juice can and $.10 deposit fee paid to grocery stores 

Infographic with bottled juice and frozen juice can and $.10 deposit fee paid to grocery stores - Spanish


A toddler is about to bite into a fresh blackberry in an outdoor garden. Text on graphic says, “Bite into a variety of fruits and vegetables!”

   Un niño pequeño está por probar una mora fresca en un jardín al aire libre. El texto de la imagen dice “¡Pruebe una variedad de frutas y verduras!”.

Bite into a variety of fruits and vegetables! Reach your 2024 healthy eating goals with WIC's help. WIC families can buy fresh, canned, and frozen fruits and vegetables with their Fruits and Vegetables Benefit. Add organic options or dried fruits to your shopping cart, too.

The total monthly dollar amounts are:

$26 for children age 1 to 5

$47 for pregnant and postpartum individuals

$52 for breastfeeding individuals

$78 for breastfeeding multiple infants

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


 

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                                                                                                                                                 

 

Food 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