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WIC supplemental foods meet the special nutritional needs of eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years old.

WIC Infant Formula Update

WIC infant formulas have changed as of August 1! Buy the brand, type, size and number of cans included in your WIC Food Balance.

For additional information: Infant Formula Updates Webpage

Infant Formula Flyer: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF) | Arabic (PDF) | Armenian (PDF) | Chinese (PDF) | Dari (PDF) | Farsi (PDF) | Hmong (PDF) | Korean (PDF) | Pashto (PDF) | Punjabi (PDF) | Russian (PDF) | Vietnamese (PDF)

Eggs from "cage-free" hens are now authorized as part of the WIC Authorized Food List. 

This change was made as a result of Proposition 12, which was approved by California voters in 2018. Starting January 1, 2022,  "cage free" eggs will be the only type of eggs for purchase with WIC benefits.

For additional information, see Regulatory Bulletin 2021-01 (PDF).

WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide

The WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (Shopping Guide) is an educational tool that provides information about the foods authorized by WIC.

It is designed for participants and WIC authorized vendors to use at the grocery store to help identify WIC foods.

The current Shopping Guide became effective on April 2, 2019. The Shopping Guide is reviewed and revised periodically. In addition to this webpage, the Shopping Guide can be found on the MyFamily website.

April 2, 2019 Shopping Guide CoverWIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide - April 2, 2019 (Revised): English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Major Food Changes for April 2, 2019 (PDF)

2019 Shopping Guide Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Tips for Buying Lactose-Free Milk: English (PDF) | Alternate 1 (PDF) | Alternate 2 (PDF) | Alternate 3 (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Additional Resources 

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