WIC in the News

What’s new with WIC? Here you can learn about what’s going on at the national level, explore the most recent research on WIC’s health outcomes, or delve into news of program and policy issues that impact the families WIC serves.


TODAY is the last day to submit comment to stop the discriminatory #publiccharge rule! “People with a little leg up can do wonders for our country!" Join thousands who've already wrote in opposing this rule. Submit comment today: https://t.co/H783IM2twx #ProtectFamlies https://t.co/NYjyvBimd2 calwic photo

Tomorrow is the last day to submit comment to stop the #publiccharge rule! “Creating new rules to hamper the success of others who need a helping hand is unAmerican." Join thousands in submitting comment before 12/10 deadline: https://t.co/H783IM2twx #ProtectFamilies https://t.co/GfR8mtkKsA calwic photo

3 Days left to submit comment to stop the discriminatory #publiccharge rule! We know that food, housing, and healthcare are critical for healthy children and parents. Join thousands in submitting comment before the 12/10 deadline: https://t.co/H783IM2twx #ProtectFamilies https://t.co/FtGATEjgpu calwic photo

4 Days left to submit comment to stop the discriminatory #publiccharge rule! “It would only affect our communities more, sinking them deeper into poverty.” Join thousands in submitting comment before the 12/10 deadline: https://t.co/H783IM2twx #ProtectFamilies #PublicCharge https://t.co/fyIOYdAwqC calwic photo

5 Days left to submit comment to stop the discriminatory #publiccharge rule! “It is wrong to make people who work 40 hours a week afraid to use a program that they are qualified to use.” Join thousands in submitting comment before 12/10: https://t.co/H783IM2twx #ProtectFamilies https://t.co/CZqRwYeu4m calwic photo

6 Days left to submit comment to stop the #publiccharge rule! It has and will discourage parents to keep their children in important nutrition programs, and increase food insecurity. Submit comment today: https://t.co/H783IM2twx #ProtectFamilies https://t.co/8MKVMf4y05 calwic photo
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, most SNAP recipients in the United States will receive their full February benefits on or before January 20. These benefits will be automatically loaded on their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and will need to last through the month of February.

https://www.nokidhungry.org/blog/early-february-snap-benefits-faqs?utm_source=twitter_ads&utm_medium=social%20media&utm_campaign=shutdown
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Did you know that furloughed federal employees can apply for WIC? If you are furloughed, and are pregnant, recently postpartum or have children under 5 years, you may qualify for WIC. Check here to check your eligibility and find your nearest WIC location! #governmentshutdown #federalemployees #furlough

https://m.wic.ca.gov/
California WIC Association
California WIC Association shared National WIC Association's post.
California WIC offices remain open during the federal shutdown and stores will continue to accept WIC checks. California Department of Public Health WIC is closely monitoring the situation and will share information as it becomes available.
California WIC Association
California WIC Association shared The Cloth Option's photo.
Are you a government employee and not sure how you will afford the next pack of diapers? Visit www.theclothoption.org/apply to apply for a free cloth diaper package.

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