Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Program


The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for:

• Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby
• Children under 5 years old (including foster children)
• Families with low to medium income (working families may qualify)

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

What does WIC provide?


  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see Authorized Foods)
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding health care and other community services

How do I apply for WIC?


Please call Sierra County WIC at 530-993-6700 to get information and make an appointment for the Loyalton or Downieville area.

How do I know I meet the Income Guidelines?


Please call Sierra County WIC at 530-993-6700 to determine if you do qualify or click for WIC Eligibility Test