Health Services

Promoting better health through improved nutrition

CRP WIC Staff

The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and family resources to pregnant and breastfeeding people, infants and children up to age 5 years. The purpose of WIC is to improve the health of families during critical times of growth and development. Families who participate in WIC have lower risk of preterm births and childhood obesity. In addition to our CRP WIC services, we are fortunate to have grant-funding from First 5 Sacramento to operate our Community Lactation Assistance (CLA) Project. This allows for enhanced clinical lactation support for WIC participants and low-income families living in Sacramento County. See “Breastfeeding Services” below for details.

The purpose of WIC is to improve the health of families during critical times of growth and development. WIC services are provided at eight different locations in Sacramento County. Contact us at 916-326-5830 or by email for more information.

CRP WIC Services

All WIC classes and WIC health services are provided free for families enrolled in the WIC program.

Nutritious Foods

WIC provides benefits to buy healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk, eggs, cereal, juice, peanut butter, soy milk, tofu and more. WIC foods support the special nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding parents, infants, and children up to age 5. WIC food benefits are provided monthly on a reusable California WIC Card. The WIC Card is like a debit card and makes shopping easy. Download the WIC App to view your family’s food benefits balance, upcoming appointments, and search for nearby WIC locations and authorized vendors.

Nutrition Education

WIC provides family-focused nutrition education to guide you through all stages of your family’s life, from pregnancy and first foods for baby, finger foods for your toddler, and healthy meal ideas for the whole family. CRP WIC nutrition education is provided through:

  • Online education
  • One-on-one and group classes
  • Individual Conversations with WIC counselors and registered dietitians

Breastfeeding Services

WIC supports breastfeeding and strives to provide evidence-based information and support to pregnant and new parents. CRP WIC provides the following benefits and support to help parents meet their breastfeeding goals:

  • One-on-one breastfeeding education and support with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)
  • Online breastfeeding education
  • Lactation rooms/corners at all WIC office locations
  • Electric breast pump loans (with assessment and support by WIC breastfeeding staff)
  • Breastfeeding supplies, such as nursing pads and bras
  • Breastfeeding Helpline: call (916) 326-5841
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program: mother-to-mother partnerships for breastfeeding success

The CRP WIC Program is fortunate to have grant funding from First 5 Sacramento for our Community Lactation Assistance (CLA) Project. With this enhanced funding, CRP WIC is able to:

  • Provide lactation support by phone to low-income parents that have just given birth, in partnership with 3 Sacramento hospitals;
  • Provide breastfeeding training for hospital staff and community organizations, to strengthen the level of breastfeeding support in Sacramento County;
  • Provide one-on-one appointments with an IBCLC free of charge for low-income parents that reside in Sacramento County, regardless of WIC enrollment/status.

For more information on the CLA Project and CRP WIC breastfeeding support, contact Samantha Slaughter.

Funding for lactation consultants is provided by the First 5 Sacramento Commission which uses Proposition 10 (tobacco tax) funds to support the healthy development of children ages zero through five. Additional information about the First 5 Commission is online at www.first5sacramento.net or by calling 916-876-5865.

Family Resources

WIC can help you find a healthcare provider, medical insurance/Medi-Cal, and connect you with additional community services to meet the needs of your family.

Contact Us

916-326-5830
 Email Us

Breastfeeding Support

916-326-5841