What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, more commonly known as WIC, serves pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and infants and children up to 5 years old in low-income families. WIC also serves women who have recently lost a pregnancy. The WIC program provides free supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, along with other support services.
The Planned Parenthood WIC Program is a nonprofit agency that has been providing WIC services to the Orange County community for over 19 years. Three WIC Centers and eight community satellite locations are located throughout Orange County to provide services to local families. WIC is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
WIC provides healthy foods to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure them with good health, growth, and development. The amounts and types of foods WIC provides were redesigned in 2009 to include fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods. Visit our site to learn more about the specific types of foods and quantities that WIC provides to its families.
WIC supports breastfeeding as the ideal method of feeding and nurturing infants. Breastfeeding helps mothers feel close to their babies and breast milk contains all the nutrients that infants need to grow and develop.
Where can I find WIC?
Planned Parenthood WIC has three main sites and eight community-based satellite sites. Scroll down or visit our locations page to find a center near you and the hours of operation.
How do I qualify?
What else does Planned Parenthood WIC provide?
Visit our website for information on eligibility for the WIC program and our programs page for more details on WIC services.
For any questions about the Planned Parenthood WIC program, please call 714.973.2411 or send an email to [email protected].