The Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a USDA funded nutrition program to help families have access to healthy foods. The program serves pregnant women and families with children up to age 5. WIC provides nutrition education, vouchers for healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other community resources.
WIC proudly sponsors a Breastfeeding Booth at the Tehama District Fair to serve as a quiet, private space to support mothers who breastfeed their babies. There is a changing table available, water, and an activity table for the older kids to play while mom and baby rest.
Good nutrition aids in healthy brain development, growth, and builds a strong immune system. WIC isn’t just for mothers; fathers, legal guardians, migrant workers and foster parents are all eligible to apply for WIC if they have a child under age 5. WIC also works with local grocers who are authorized WIC vendors to make sure they have the proper foods available for WIC participants. In addition to regular stores our Red Bluff Farmers Market is also an authorized vendor and WIC participants may be eligible to shop at the weekly summer farmers market! Contact our office for more information.
Here in Tehama County all of our WIC Nutrition Assistants are bilingual in English & Spanish and are also Certified Lactation Educators and can assist anyone with breastfeeding questions. There are 2 Registered Dietitians on staff as well to help those with additional nutritional needs.
Contact our office today to see if you are eligible to receive these services. Eligibility is based on income and household size, click here to see the current income guidelines.