WIC Women, Infants & Children
Are you pregnant?
Our No-Cost Services include:
• Checks for Healthy Foods
• Breastfeeding Support and Pumps
• Nutrition classes
• Referrals to other services
What to Bring:
• I.D. for yourself
• I.D. for each child
• Proof of address
• Proof of income
• Proof of pregnancy
Just had a baby?
Have children under age 5?
You may qualify for WIC!
WIC is a nutrition program to help mothers, infants and children below the age of 5 eat well and stay healthy.
Call Toll Free: 1-866-327-3074
Find the closest CAPK-WIC site!
View Community Action Partnership of Kern: WIC in a larger map
Don't see a CAPK WIC location near you? Check out our mobile office locations!
When you first visit our CAPK WIC offices, you will meet with a counselor who will talk to you about nutrition. You will then receive special checks, called food vouchers, to buy healthy foods, customized just for you and your family.
WIC IS YOU
These are the types of families who use WIC, call today to see if you qualify.
Families who could use help with their food budget and meet income guidelines
Pregnant women (breastfeeding or postpartum)
Families with children under age 5 (families with children under 5 can include dad’s, grandparents and foster parents, too)
WIC IS PRENATAL COUNSELING
BEFORE your baby is born is the time to eat right and get the prenatal care you need. WIC provides healthy foods to pregnant women to help make sure mother and baby are healthy.
WIC IS BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT AND PUMPS
WIC knows you want what’s best for your baby and we’re here with peer counselors and lactation support, so you can feed your baby the way nature intended.
WIC gives breastfeeding moms more food to help with nursing her baby.
WIC has breastfeeding pumps for moms who go back to school or work.
WIC no longer routinely gives formula in the first 30 days after the baby is born.
Did you know?
Breast milk helps a baby’s brain grow.
Breast milk is easier to digest, causing fewer stomach upsets.
Breastfed infants get sick less, have less tooth decay, allergies & ear infections.
Moms can feed their babies in public!
IT’S THE LAW: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, except the private home or residence of another, where the mother and the child are otherwise authorized to be present” Section 43.3 of the California Civil Code.
Here is some information about the Mother Milk Bank - http://www.sanjosemilkbank.com/
WIC IS HEALTHY CHILDREN
Start your children out the right way with healthy habits, beginning now.
WIC is your source for healthy meals and snack-ideas for you and your child. Before school starts, you can teach your children to enjoy fruits and vegetables with support from CAPK WIC. Then, when it’s time for school, your little one is healthy and ready to learn.
WIC IS SHOPPING TIPS
CAPK WIC can show you how to get the most for your family at the grocery store or farmer’s markets. WIC staff can help you plan your food budget and feed your family tasty, healthy meals.
WIC IS RECIPES
WIC has great recipes for healthy family dinners that everyone will enjoy. Look for our Harvest of the Month with a seasonal fruit or vegetable and yummy recipe to go with it.
WIC IS REFERRALS TO OTHER SERVICES
WIC can help connect you to other health, legal or social services for you and your family.
(WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer)