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Welcome to Ventura County WIC Program

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WIC offices are closed due to COVID-19.

We are calling clients with appointments to provide services over the phone or remotely.

If you have an appointment expect a phone call.

We are accepting new applicants!

Call our Call Center to schedule or reschedule your appointment.

    

WIC Call Center: 805-981-5251 or 1-800-781-4449 x3

You can email or text us at: wic.program@ventura.org


 

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FARMERS MARKET CHECKS ARE BACK!

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California WIC has increased the fruits and vegetables benefit to $35 for the months of June, July, August, and September! This increase applies to every person on WIC, 12 months or older.

Contact us at wic.program@ventura.org to receive your 2021 booklet of farmer’s market checks.

To Locate a Famers Market near you, vist:  https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CFH/DWICSN/Pages/FarmersMarkets.aspx


FUN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE RECIPES

Click on the following links for more information and recipe videos:

 FruitPizza

 Fruity Pizza

 

MangoSalad

Ensalada de pepino y mango / Mango Cucumber Salad


 

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FOR MORE KID-FRIENDLY RECIPE IDEAS, CLICK HERE


 

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives report titled, “Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury,”   the  California Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch  (CLPPB), has developed a new educational flyer on the topic of baby food safety, "Keeping Your Child Safe from Lead". Click HERE for more information.

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Feeding My Family

Choosing healthy foods while you're pregnant, learning how to breastfeed and taking care of you and your family's nutrition is a big job. Find information on feeding your infant, child and yourself here.

How WIC Helps

WIC is a health and nutrition program for growing families. WIC helps families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, vouchers for healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services.

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Find out if you qualify for WIC

To learn how to get WIC services, to change or re-schedule a visit, or if you have questions about your next WIC visit, please call: 805.981.5251 or Toll-Free (in Ventura County) 800.781.4449 option 3 .

You can also E-Mail or Text Message us at wic.program@ventura.org (standard text message rates may apply).

For questions, concerns, complaints, and suggestions please contact us or complete this Comment Form.



Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Locations

2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 170 Oxnard, CA 93036: M-F, from 8am-5pm

125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd Thousand Oaks, CA 91360:M-F, from 8am-5pm, closed for lunch from 1-2pm

2500 South C Street, Suite A Oxnard, CA 93033: M-F, from 8am-5pm 3147 Loma Vista Road Ventura, CA 93003: M-F, from 8am-5pm, closed for lunch from 1-2pm
620 W. Harvard Blvd. Santa Paula, CA 93060: M-F, from 8am-5pm, closed for lunch from 1-2pm 828 Ventura Street Suite 110 Fillmore, CA 93015: Tues. & Wed., from 8am-5pm, closed for lunch from 1-2pm 

1133B Los Angeles Ave Simi Valley, CA 93065: M-F, from 8am-5pm, closed for lunch from 1-2pm

 Find a WIC local agency near you

 

Background

Part of the nation’s nutrition safety net for over 40 years, WIC now serves more than 8 million pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children in the US. For a family to participate, it must have gross income of no more than 185 percent of the federal poverty level and be at nutritional risk. To simplify program administration, an applicant who already receives SNAP (formerly food stamps), Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance is automatically considered income-eligible.

Extensive research has found WIC to be a cost-effective investment that improves the nutrition and health of low-income families — leading to healthier infants, more nutritious diets and better health care for children, and subsequently to higher academic achievement for students. As a result of the research documenting WIC’s effectiveness, Administrations and Congresses of both parties have provided sufficient funding since 1997 to ensure that WIC can serve all eligible low-income pregnant women, infants, and young children who apply for it.

Goals

WIC provides federally-funded temporary assistance for Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have recently had a baby; and Infants and Children under five years of age.

 

Mission

To provide women, infants and children with healthy food and the knowledge and opportunity to make healthy choices in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, thus enhancing the potential for all Californians to enjoy a higher quality of life.

 

Equal Access Policy

 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 (2) fax: (202) 690-7442 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Program Director:  Laura Flores, RD, CLEC  Send E-Mail

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