Our Mission

Our mission is to lead California communities to nourish, educate, support,
and empower families in building a healthy future.

Urgent Action

California WIC Association Believes That Black Lives Matter. Read about our reinforced commitment to dismantling systemic racism, challenging individual and organizational implicit bias, and building bridges to health equity by visiting our work in progress (see button below).

COVID-19 Resources

State WIC programs and USDA are working feverishly to make adjustments to enable families to continue to receive WIC benefits, even more critical due to the impact of COVID-19. Local agencies are working with their local organization’s response to COVID-19 and also being mindful of staff wellness.

WIC in the Future

Since 1974, WIC services have improved health and social outcomes among America’s diverse families. Like any successful business or program, WIC needs updating to continue to engage today’s families.

Our Advocacy Work

CWA engages with partners on cross-sector public policy issues
on behalf of the WIC program and families.

USDA Food Package Review Comments

Help us help California families buy a broader range of healthy food!
Let @USDA know you support the proposed updates to the #WICFoodPackage,
improving the health and nutrition of nearly 1 million #WIC participants.

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Becoming WIC’s voice in both Sacramento & Washington DC. WIC Ambassadors are organized by Congressional District.

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WIC Tech: A Matter of Equity
Learn more about ways WIC is modernizing and using technology.

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#FundWIC now to prevent eligible 3- or 4-year-olds from being put on waiting lists. Early childhood nutrition is vital for growth & development, and even short periods of food hardship can have long-term risks for children. https://www.cbpp.org/blog/looming-wic-funding-shortfall-would-jeopardize-access-to-wics-proven-benefits-and

Do you have questions about your rights as a breastfeeding parent in the workplace? Contact one of these free & confidential legal helplines for support.

A Better Balance: https://bit.ly/3QwhC7z
Center for WorkLife Law: https://bit.ly/3KzkAUW

Inadequate funding level for the critical nutrition assistance #WIC provides to new parents and young kids would force states to turn away 6000,000 ppl, during critical windows for child development.

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In partnership with Santiago Canyon College, BreastfeedLA is offering free registration to a two-part Lactation Education Specialist Course. This course is for anyone looking to complete a 45-hour educator course. To qualify, students must be a California resident and available to attend classes on Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendance is required to pass the course. For details, scan the QR code or visit ce.rsccd.edu/CourseScheduleApplication/en-us/course-overview/oec/2024SPN/any-modality/all-program... ... See MoreSee Less
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Spread joy not COVID-19 this season! Take a COVID-19 test before in-person holiday parties and gatherings and stay home if you're positive or have symptoms.Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order an additional 4 FREE at-⁠home tests. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of 8 tests. You can order tests at covid.gov/tests. ... See MoreSee Less
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