WIC nutrition professionals work together to:
Registered dietitians with a master’s degree and professional work experience in nutrition or a related field can apply for exciting career opportunities with the California WIC Program, which values and recognizes the extraordinary impact each and every employee has on our participants and the community.
Local WIC Agency Jobs
More than 80 WIC agencies across California have job openings for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Degreed Nutritionists, with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition as the minimum requirement. The California WIC Association website has a list of agencies and job openings.
State WIC Jobs
Nutrition Consultants play an important role in the development, implementation, operation, administration, evaluation, and monitoring of public health and nutrition programs and projects. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with a master’s degree have exciting career opportunities with the CDPH WIC Program in Sacramento.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer with policies in place to protect its employees’ safety and well-being.
What do WIC participants receive?
WIC foods include infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, and canned fish for different categories of participants.
Is WIC cost effective?
WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally vulnerable women, infants, and children, according to the findings of studies conducted by FNS and other non-government organizations. WIC is one of the most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs in the country.
Does WIC accept walk ins?
Remember to bring the family members applying for WIC services (you, your child, and/or your infant) to the appointment. If the appointment is for a child, only the child’s parent or legal guardian who lives with the child can bring the child and complete the paperwork.
What does WIC give you while pregnant?
You and your baby can continue to enjoy milk, cereal, eggs, juice, peanut butter, and beans, as well as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, thanks to the new WIC foods, which help you and your baby meet today’s nutrition needs as recommended by your health care provider during pregnancy.
Is WIC good or bad?
Some studies suggest that WIC improves (to some extent) the eating habits of the poor women and children who participate in the program, while others suggest that participants do not consume fewer calories (though they do, of course, use WIC to purchase food that the program deems healthy).
Is WIC food healthy?
WIC participation is linked to healthier births, lower infant mortality, better infant-feeding practices, more nutritious diets, better access to primary and preventive health care, and improved cognitive development and academic achievement, according to a large body of research spanning more than four decades.
How can WIC be improved?
To reach more eligible families, WIC programs are experimenting with new ways to interact with participants, improve clinic services, and make shopping for WIC foods at grocery stores easier.
How long does a WIC appointment take?
TIP: 30 minutes can seem like a long time to a child, so bring a snack or favorite toy to make the appointment easier for both you and your child.
Can I change my WIC location?
WIC transfers allow you to move to another state while keeping your benefits; however, you must follow specific guidelines, and some states may have slightly different requirements. For example, before moving to another state, you must notify your local office.
What benefits can I get while pregnant?
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) WIC provides supplemental nutritious food, counseling, nutrition education, and health screenings to low-income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum and struggle to provide a nutritionally balanced diet to their infants or children.
How many cans of formula does WIC give a month?
Also, how many cans of formula does WIC provide in California? In California, WIC provides 10 cans of powder or approximately 30 ounces of reconstituted formula per day during months 4 and 5.
Will WIC give me formula if I breastfeed?
WIC will not routinely provide formula to breastfed babies during this time to help moms establish milk supply, and limiting formula issuance will help moms feel confident about exclusive breastfeeding.