County of Marin Health and Human Services

What is WIC?


WIC is a food and nutrition program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture through the California Department of Health.

WIC helps to correct or prevent malnutrition in low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants and children up to 5 years old who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. WIC provides supplemental food, offers professional nutrition education and makes referrals based on health screening and assessments of need.