Alameda County WIC Program

Alameda County WIC Program Nutrition program for pregnant & breastfeeding moms, parents of children under 5. To learn more or make appointment (510) 595-6400 or [email protected]
We provide checks to buy healthy food, nutrition counseling and classes, breastfeeding support, and community referrals to over 13,000 Alameda County families. Visit us at one of our four offices: 3600 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 7200 Bancroft Avenue (Eastmont Wellness Center) 2nd floor Oakland, CA 94605 24085 Amador Street Suite 100 Hayward, CA 94544 39155 Liberty Street Suite D430 Fremont, CA 94538 (Closed Wednesdays)
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Nutrition program for pregnant & breastfeeding moms, parents of children under 5. To learn more or make appointment call (510) 595-6400 or email us at [email protected]. We are Dietitians, Nutrition Assistants, Lactation Specialists, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Community Services Experts here to give you the info you need to make healthy choices for your family. Staff speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Cambodian. We're here for you! give us a call at 595-6400, email us at [email protected], or drop by on of our offices to find out more.

Mission: To safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

03/26/2020

Here is an article taken from the USDA Economic Research page I found interesting and thought to share:
Overview
Food choices influence the health and well-being of individuals. Current dietary concerns include the overconsumption of calories, added sugars, and saturated fats; under consumption of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables; and health conditions such as obesity.
ERS examines factors driving dietary choices and the economic consequences of nutritional and health outcomes. Food and dietary choices are influenced not only by prices and income, but also by family structure, time constraints, psychological factors, nutritional information, and Federal food and nutrition assistance programs. ERS provides in-depth economic analyses of:
the Nation's food consumption trends,
consumer reactions to changes in economic factors such as food prices and income,
consumer reactions to changes in noneconomic factors such as nutrition labeling,
dietary patterns, and
the relationship between food intake and nutritional/health outcomes.

Food Safety Home Page | CDC
03/26/2020
Food Safety Home Page | CDC

Food Safety Home Page | CDC

Visit CDC's food safety site for information on recalled food, food poisoning symptoms, foodborne disease outbreaks, and tips to help prevent food poisoning.

03/26/2020

Alameda County WIC Program will be serving all their clients by telephone between the hours of 8:30-4:00 M-F from March 17th 2020 through April 7th 2020.
Please call 510-595-6400 for an appointment and remote issuance of benefits.
Thank you and stay safe!

WIC  is still serving clients. Call Alameda County 510-595-6400 to find out more.
03/23/2020

WIC is still serving clients. Call Alameda County 510-595-6400 to find out more.

A huge thank you to the dedicated WIC staff who are working both on the frontlines and in an administrative capacity to serve WIC participants! They are helping to ensure that mothers and young children have access to healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and are accurately informed on maternal and child recommendations during this public health emergency.

03/17/2020

Alameda County WIC Program will be serving all their clients by telephone from March 17th 2020 through April 7th 2020.
Please call 510-595-6400 for an appointment and remote issuance of benefits.

Thank you and stay safe!

Please call 510-595-6400 if your child is sick and you have an appointment.  You may be eligible to receive your benefit...
03/12/2020

Please call 510-595-6400 if your child is sick and you have an appointment. You may be eligible to receive your benefits remotely. You may also conduct your education online by logging in to WIChealth.org or call for phone education. Please remember your health first!

More info on pregnancy, breastfeeding and COVID-19.
03/11/2020

More info on pregnancy, breastfeeding and COVID-19.

COVID-19
As our community prepares to face a new and novel virus we need to be prepared - not just for the virus but for people's anxieties and fears.

One of the most important things we can do as providers and advocates is to empower people with information. When we all have the facts it's easier for us to make informed decisions.

http://nationalperinatal.org/COVID-19/

DISCLAIMER: The global picture of COVID-19 is a fluid, evolving situation and although we will endeavor to stay as updated as possible, the information posted here may not reflect the latest news and practice guidance.

#corona #coronavirus #pregnancy #verticaltransmission #neonate #COVID-19

The Milk Meg
03/11/2020

The Milk Meg

KEEP BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CORONAVIRUS OR HAVE THE CORONA VIRUS. If you are reading anything that states otherwise then you are not receiving evidence based information and not following the guidelines by every health organisation including the WHO and CDC and UNICEF.

There are many reasons for this including:
*Your baby will have been exposed long before you started showing symptoms.
*Your milk continues to provide crucial illness prevention and healing properties.
*There is no evidence to support the recommendation to stop breastfeeding.

{graphic by National Perinatal Association}

Alameda County's Allana Samuel featured in California Breastfeeding Coalition Celebration of Black History Month, kudos ...
02/10/2020

Alameda County's Allana Samuel featured in California Breastfeeding Coalition Celebration of Black History Month, kudos to you Allana!

Check this out!
02/10/2020

Check this out!

02/10/2020
Angela's Story: Lifelong Friends for Mom and Baby

During #BlackHistoryMonth, it's important to build awareness about the health disparities that exist for African American women 🤱 and their children. Unfortunately, infant mortality continues to vary by race, and non-Hispanic African American women are 2.3 times more likely to face infant mortality. When African American women are empowered 💪 with the tools 🔧 to manage and reduce stress ⬇️, they are more likely to have and raise happy, healthy children 👶. Learn more about how programs like Black Infant Health provide the support that African American mothers need. ➡️https://youtu.be/6_4S4ntsa88

When Angela enrolled in the Black Infant Health (BIH) program over two years ago, she didn’t realize the impact it would have on her—and also her unborn baby...

Check out the Wed class at Eastmont and Telegraph WIC Sites!
01/30/2020

Check out the Wed class at Eastmont and Telegraph WIC Sites!

All Fathers Welcome!
01/21/2020

All Fathers Welcome!

Lower blood pressure, cut sodium intake, and eliminate trans fat to save 94 Million lives, worldwide...
12/30/2019
Three public health interventions could prevent 94 million premature deaths

Lower blood pressure, cut sodium intake, and eliminate trans fat to save 94 Million lives, worldwide...

For immediate release: June 10, 2019 Boston, MA – A worldwide effort to lower people’s blood pressure, cut their sodium intake, and eliminate trans fat from their diet could dramatically reduce the…

Baby Ibuprofen Sold At CVS, Walmart & Family Dollar Has Been Recalled
12/30/2019
Baby Ibuprofen Sold At CVS, Walmart & Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

Baby Ibuprofen Sold At CVS, Walmart & Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

Parents who are concerned their child might be suffering from pain or fever will want to double check the type of pain relief they're giving their children. As ABC News reported on Thursday, baby ibuprofen has been voluntarily recalled from popular…

Covered California
11/25/2019

Covered California

Need assistance with your Covered California application or account? Free expert help is available in your area: https://covrdca.com/2mp4Yvv

Let's look at what our plate could look like!
11/06/2019

Let's look at what our plate could look like!

11/05/2019
CBC News

Another good share:

These kindergartners start each day with pushups, planks and play to improve their cores — and teachers say it has hugely improved concentration too!

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.4997287

Doctors recommend that preschoolers watch no more that an hour a day. Little ones need time to learn, do stuff, interact...
11/05/2019
MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

Doctors recommend that preschoolers watch no more that an hour a day. Little ones need time to learn, do stuff, interact with family, talk about what they saw.

"This is the first study to document associations between higher screen use and lower measures of brain structure and skills in preschool-aged kids," said the lead author.

Her View From Home
11/05/2019

Her View From Home

Sunday self-serve is ready for the week. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 After grocery shopping I always wash and prep all of the food that is considered self-serve in our house. Self-serve for my kiddos means help yourself without asking and it’s always an okay snack (any time of day, bedtime snacks, etc.) It also helps me when I’m packing lunches and snacks, or as a side dish when dinner doesn’t include something they will definitely eat or if we have a busy/late night. There’s something about having things truly ready to grab that makes kids eat it. I could leave the baby carrots in a bag or leave the grapes on the stems but they wouldn’t eat it. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

PS- For the fruits and veggies I do put covers on the containers so they don’t get gross.

**We LOVE this idea from The Eager Teacher

Breastfeeding Mama Talk
10/29/2019

Breastfeeding Mama Talk

Yes 👏👏👏👏
credit Body Positive Mom

🔥 PG&E announced planned electricity shut offs for the Bay Area this Wednesday 10/9 and Thursday 10/10. (More details in...
10/08/2019
How to Keep Food Safe in a Power Outage | FoodSafety.gov

🔥 PG&E announced planned electricity shut offs for the Bay Area this Wednesday 10/9 and Thursday 10/10. (More details in comments below.)

For those of you who are inexperienced in living without power, here’s what you can do to prepare:

— Get cash, small bills. Don’t expect that anyone will be able to take your debit / credit cards for two days, but maybe more. & Banks may be closed for security reasons. Have cash if you can, or have community.

— Charge all your things, including medical devices and your spare batteries if applicable. See if your friends or neighbors have any medical devices that need to be charged or maybe you can pool together to help them get another spare battery for their device, so they are not in fear of it running out, or just in case this blackout lasts more than 2 days.

— Get your earthquake kit ready. If you don’t have one, make one. Even for it’s small and simple. (I’ll add some links in comments.)

— Freeze plastic bags of water to keep inside your fridge and freezer & keep the fridge and freezer shut. If you have a cooler, put some food in there that you will use by the end of the day. Treat your fridge like a grocery store and “go shopping” in there to add to your cooler, only if you need to. **It’s ideal to keep fridge and freezer shut entirely until power is restored.**

— Help each other out! Check on your elder / disabled / single parent friends and neighbors who may need some support. It can feel so lonely to be solely responsible for the health and safety of others. 🌼

🍃 Remember:

BE GENTLE. BE KIND. This may be a triggering event for some folks, and other may just be entirely inexperienced and afraid, especially if they are in a vulnerable position like having a young child or being a caregiver to a relative, etc. I’m about to reach out to all my caregiver friends right now who care for an older or disabled relative to offer tangible support.

Flicker, flicker, flicker—dark! The lights have just gone off, and the search for candles and matches has begun. But even if you can see by candlepower, there are other dangers lurking in the dark that you can’t see: bacteria that will begin growing in perishable foods when the electricity is of...

National Midwifery Week | Midwifery Works!
10/04/2019
National Midwifery Week | Midwifery Works!

National Midwifery Week | Midwifery Works!

National Midwifery Week is September 29 – October 5, 2019 National Midwifery Week (#NMW2019) was created by ACNM to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. It’s time to display your…

Serve healthy food, let your toddler decide how much to eat.
10/03/2019

Serve healthy food, let your toddler decide how much to eat.

Great advice from Kids Eat in Color

Sometimes babies can eat a lot. Because they triple in size in the first year of life! Toddlers, however, may eat very tiny amounts of food. Less than babies, even. Because they aren't growing as much.
This is why the most powerful thing you can do with your little one is to let them decide whether to eat and how much. Don't push them to eat. Just watch them decide how much to eat.
Maybe your little one eats the plate on the left some days. That's okay. It's also okay if your child eats two bites at a meal and is done. It's normal. It's normal. It's normal.
#kidseatincolor #WICMomStrong

Campaign for Dental Health
10/03/2019

Campaign for Dental Health

Campaign for Dental Health Blog: The @AmerAcadPeds continues to recommend fluoride following a new study of maternal intake and child IQ. http://ow.ly/R8m550vCdEJ

Mexican Grandma's cooking show goes viral. Check it out!
10/01/2019
Mexican grandmother launches YouTube cooking show and it hits 800K subscribers in one month

Mexican Grandma's cooking show goes viral. Check it out!

If you’re someone who want to be a successful YouTube creator, you might want to follow the rise of Doña Ángela from Michoacán, Mexico. Her first video went up late last month, and as of now it’s garnered well over 500,000 views. The engagement on her videos is astronomical. Ángela has just ...

Working at the shoe give away representing WIC
09/21/2019

Working at the shoe give away representing WIC

Programa WIC no se considera carga pública
09/21/2019
Programa WIC no se considera carga pública

Programa WIC no se considera carga pública

Muchas familias han dejado de solicitar al programa de asistencia en nutrición por temor a que les afecte su estatus migratorio.

Learn about foods that protect you child from lead poisoning.  https://www.wichealth.org/Member/Lesson/Index/66?category...
09/16/2019
Water Crisis in Newark: Community Demands Action as Lead Contamination Reaches All-Time High

Learn about foods that protect you child from lead poisoning. https://www.wichealth.org/Member/Lesson/Index/66?categoryId=3#page1040

Newark high school teacher Yvette Jordan and Natural Resources Defense Council official Erik Olson join us for Part 2 of a discussion about the water crisis facing thousands in Newark, New Jersey. The NRDC filed a lawsuit against Newark over the summer, accusing the city of violating federal safe dr...

Help Me Grow Alameda County
09/12/2019

Help Me Grow Alameda County

Sometimes, even when you know that you shouldn't tell your child to stop crying, it's hard to know what to say instead. Here are some suggestions to try.

tips for picking a sweet watermelon
09/07/2019

tips for picking a sweet watermelon

Address

3600 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA
94609

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4 offices in North Oakland, East Oakland, Hayward and Fremont to serve you.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

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Nutrition program for pregnant & breastfeeding moms, parents of children under 5. To learn more or make appointment call (510) 595-6400 or email us at [email protected]. We are Dietitians, Nutrition Assistants, Lactation Specialists, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Community Services Experts here to give you the info you need to make healthy choices for your family. Staff speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Tagalog. We're here for you! give us a call at 595-6400, email us at [email protected], or drop by on of our offices to find out more.

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