Nourishing Young Families

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded program that supports the health and nutritional needs of pregnant women, infants, and children up to age five. WIC serves more than 800,000 Californians.

An additional 500,000 women, infants, and children across our state could be reached by WIC but are missing out on critical nutrition resources that support optimal health and wellbeing.

Our Work

Nourish California advocates progressive policy solutions to help families better meet their basic needs through WIC.

For example, we work with state administrators to streamline enrollment and improve coordination between WIC and other government programs so there is “no wrong door” to accessing services. In tandem with our immigrant rights allies, we also push administrators to counter the fear and confusion caused by the federal administration’s "public charge” rule, which has caused many eligible families to disenroll from WIC and other nutrition programs.