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Alameda County WIC Program

Alameda County WIC Program Nutrition program for pregnant & breastfeeding moms, parents of children under 5. To learn more or m We're here for you!

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. 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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It's going to be Hot!The National Weather Service is reporting that dangerous and record-breaking extreme heat will cont...
09/02/2022
California Department of Public Health

It's going to be Hot!

The National Weather Service is reporting that dangerous and record-breaking extreme heat will continue to impact the western United States into Labor Day weekend.

Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated.

Visit the link below for access to information on what you can do to stay safe

Heat safety is very important, especially during extremely hot weather! Make sure to take steps to protect yourself and your family from summer risks such as drowning, dehydration, sun exposure, too much heat, and poor air quality.

Planning to breastfeed or chestfeed?Know someone who is pregnant?A support system can make all the difference for new pa...
08/25/2022

Planning to breastfeed or chestfeed?
Know someone who is pregnant?

A support system can make all the difference for new parents. Ask for support from your family, your friends, and a lactation consultant.

Not sure where to find a lactation consultant?

Find a lactation support specialist here: https://uslca.org/resources/find-an-ibclc/ or contact your health plan for more information.

If you are a WIC participant, contact your WIC office to determine if a lactation specialist is available.

Visit MyFamily.WIC.ca.gov to find a WIC office near you.

Alt text: Black pregnant couple sit together. Together, they touch and admire the mother’s baby bump.

Image Credit: Getty

Breastfeeding and chestfeeding is a traditional practice in indigenous communities. Breastmilk is the first sacred food....
08/09/2022

Breastfeeding and chestfeeding is a traditional practice in indigenous communities.

Breastmilk is the first sacred food. It is the best nutrition for an infant. It nourishes the newborn’s mind and spirit. Breastfeeding and chestfeeding strengthens connections between generations.

This week, we honor and celebrate indigenous breastfeeding and chestfeeding experiences and reclaiming ancestral birthing and parenting practices.

Alt text: Relaxed and smiling indigenous mother sitting on floor and breastfeeding child.

Image Credit: United Indian Health Center

Learning to breastfeed can take time, patience, and the support of your community. is a month to celebrate all breastfee...
08/02/2022

Learning to breastfeed can take time, patience, and the support of your community.

is a month to celebrate all breastfeeding and chestfeeding stories.

During this month, we strengthen our commitment to build a community in support for babies and families.

Together we do great things.

Alt text: Mother breastfeeding newborn baby in her arms, alongside a list of August 2022 Breastfeeding Observances.

The list states the following:
• August 1-7: World Breastfeeding Week
• August 8-14: Indigenous Milk Medicine Week
• August 15-21: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week
• August 25-31: Black Breastfeeding Week

Image Credit: Getty

❗❗ Calling all Pregnant and Breastfeeding families! AUGUST is World Breastfeeding Month, and YOU are invited to CELEBRAT...
07/26/2022

❗❗ Calling all Pregnant and Breastfeeding families!

AUGUST is World Breastfeeding Month, and YOU are invited to CELEBRATE with us! 🤱🏽🤱🏻🤱🏼 🌍

Come get FREE DIAPERS, order insurance pumps and MORE! 🆓

📅⌚ Thursday, August 4th @ 10AM, Centennial Park Hayward

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

07/25/2022
Summer offers many seasonal options to enjoy during the season!Did you know the WIC Fruits and Vegetables Benefit increa...
07/14/2022

Summer offers many seasonal options to enjoy during the season!

Did you know the WIC Fruits and Vegetables Benefit increase is extended through September 2022? You may be able to use your extra WIC dollars on locally grown fruits and vegetables at a WIC-authorized farmers’ markets.

Also, ask your local agency if they participate in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program—you may be eligible to receive an additional $30 per family in farmers’ market benefits.

Find a WIC-authorized farmer near you on the “WIC Families” tab at MyFamily.WIC.ca.gov.

The produce listed in the guide here may become available at different times during the season.

Visit eatfresh.org for yummy recipes using this season’s fruits and vegetables!

Image: Getty

El verano ofrece muchas opciones para disfrutar durante la temporada!¿Sabía que el aumento del beneficio de frutas y ver...
07/14/2022

El verano ofrece muchas opciones para disfrutar durante la temporada!

¿Sabía que el aumento del beneficio de frutas y verduras de WIC se extiende hasta septiembre de 2022?
Es posible que pueda usar sus dólares adicionales de WIC en frutas y verduras cultivadas localmente en mercados agrícolas autorizados por WIC.

Además, pregúntele a su agencia local si ellos participan en el Programa de Nutrición de los Mercados Agrícolas; puede ser elegible para recibir $30 adicionales por familia en los beneficios del mercado agrícola.

Encuentre un agricultor autorizado por WIC cerca de usted en la pestaña “WIC Families” (Familias de WIC), en MyFamily.WIC.ca.gov.

Las frutas y verduras listadas aquí pueden estar disponibles en diferentes momentos durante la temporada. Visite eatfresh.org para obtener deliciosas recetas con las frutas y verduras de esta temporada.

Imagen: Getty

Today is the day for WIC dads—the hand holder, the fort builder, the story reader, the supporter, and teacher.WIC celebr...
06/20/2022

Today is the day for WIC dads—the hand holder, the fort builder, the story reader, the supporter, and teacher.

WIC celebrates the full spectrum of dads: father figures, bonus dads, single dads, and granddads, alike!

Happy Father’s Day to all celebrating!



Hoy es el día de los papás WIC: el que da la mano, el que brinda fortaleza, el que lee los cuentos, el que apoya y el maestro.

¡WIC celebra el espectro completo de papás: figuras paternas, papás adicionales, papás solteros y abuelos, todos por igual!

¡Feliz Día del Padre a todos los que celebran!

 now has over 100 different baby formula options to purchase with the California WIC Card!WIC has added as many options ...
06/08/2022

now has over 100 different baby formula options to purchase with the California WIC Card!

WIC has added as many options as possible to increase the chance families can find formula in stores.

🍼 Find the latest approved formulas: Check with your local WIC office, the California WIC App, or online at MyFamily.WIC.ca.gov for the latest updates to the WIC-approved formulas list.

🍼 Shop at WIC approved stores. Find WIC grocers at MyFamily.WIC.ca.gov.

Sugary drinks: Regular sodas, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened waters, and sweetened coffee and tea...
05/30/2022

Sugary drinks: Regular sodas, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened waters, and sweetened coffee and tea beverages, contain calories but little nutritional value. Learn how to rethink your drink.



Bebidas azucaradas: refrescos regulares, bebidas de frutas, bebidas deportivas, bebidas energéticas, aguas endulzadas y bebidas endulzadas de café y té contienen calorías pero poco valor nutricional. Aprenda a reconsiderar su bebida.

Drinks that are labeled “sugar-free” or “diet” likely contain high-intensity sweeteners, such as sucralose, aspartame, o...
05/29/2022

Drinks that are labeled “sugar-free” or “diet” likely contain high-intensity sweeteners, such as sucralose, aspartame, or saccharine, which may not be effective for long-term weight management. Learn more about high-intensity sweeteners.



Las bebidas etiquetadas como "sin azúcar" o "dietéticas" probablemente contienen endulsantes de alta intensidad, como sucralosa, aspartamo o sacarina, que pueden no ser efectivos para el control de peso a largo plazo. Obtenga más información sobre los endulsantes de alta intensidad.

Dehydration can cause you to feel sluggish and lose focus. Stay hydrated all day by drinking 8-12 cups of water a day. C...
05/28/2022

Dehydration can cause you to feel sluggish and lose focus. Stay hydrated all day by drinking 8-12 cups of water a day. Challenge a friend to reach this goal with you and keep each other accountable by texting your progress.



La deshidratación te puede hacer sentir lento y que pierdas enfoque. Mantente hidratado todo el día bebiendo de 8 a 12 vasos de agua al día. Desafía a un amigo a alcanzar este objetivo contigo y haz que los demás rindan cuentas enviando mensajes de texto sobre tu progreso.

Drink tap water: It’s Safe, Healthy, and (Almost) Free!    Beba agua de la llave: ¡es segura, saludable y (casi) gratis!...
05/27/2022

Drink tap water: It’s Safe, Healthy, and (Almost) Free!



Beba agua de la llave: ¡es segura, saludable y (casi) gratis!

Please call Alameda County WIC at (510)595-6400 for more information and to request a change to your baby formula benefi...
05/27/2022

Please call Alameda County WIC at (510)595-6400 for more information and to request a change to your baby formula benefits.

Where does your water come from? Why does my water have a funny smell, taste, or appearance?Visit the Center for Disease...
05/24/2022

Where does your water come from?

Why does my water have a funny smell, taste, or appearance?
Visit the Center for Disease Control website to find out. East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) serves much of Alameda County. Find local information on your water at their website.



¿De dónde viene tu agua?

¿Por qué mi agua tiene un olor, sabor o apariencia extraños?
Visite el sitio web del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades para averiguarlo. El Distrito Municipal de Servicios Públicos de East Bay (EBMUD) sirve a gran parte del condado de Alameda. Encuentre información local sobre su agua en su sitio web.



Alt Text: Glass of water.

Give your water a kick with flavors you already love with this mango jalapeno recipe. Mix 1 cup chopped mango with ½ fre...
05/23/2022

Give your water a kick with flavors you already love with this mango jalapeno recipe.
Mix 1 cup chopped mango with ½ fresh jalapeño (no seeds) with water in a 2-quart pitcher. Chill and enjoy.

https://cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov/en/recipes/Pages/Mango-and-Jalapeno-Water.aspx



Dale sabor al agua con los sabores que ya te encantan con esta receta de mango jalapeño. Mezcle 1 taza de mango picado con ½ jalapeño fresco (sin semillas) con agua en una jarra de 2 cuartos. Relájate y disfruta.

https://cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov/en/recipes/Pages/Mango-and-Jalapeno-Water.aspx



Alt Text: Glass of water flavored with mango and jalapeno.

Drinking less sugar doesn't have to be a big change. If your kid is used to juice, just add more water over time. Eventu...
05/22/2022

Drinking less sugar doesn't have to be a big change.
If your kid is used to juice, just add more water over time.
Eventually a splash of juice in a big healthy glass of water will hit the spot!



Beber menos azúcar no tiene por qué ser un gran cambio.
Si su hijo está acostumbrado a los jugos, simplemente agregue más agua con el tiempo. Eventualmente, un chorrito de jugo en un gran vaso de agua saludable dará en el clavo.



Alt Text: a mother pouring orange juice into a larger container.

Mix up your glass of water with one of our favorite recipes. Take the spa with you everywhere by adding cucumber slices ...
05/22/2022

Mix up your glass of water with one of our favorite recipes.

Take the spa with you everywhere by adding cucumber slices to your reusable water bottle. Prefer something sour? A wedge (or two or three) of lemon or lime will help with that!
Do you have a favorite fancy water on the go?

Share your favorite water recipe and tag us in your photo on the go.

Mezcle su vaso de agua con una de nuestras recetas favoritas.

Lleve el spa a todas partes agregando rodajas de pepino a su botella de agua reusable. ¿Prefieres algo amargo? ¡Una rodaja (o dos o tres) de limón o lima ayudará con eso! ¿Tiene un agua favorita para llevar?
Comparta su receta de agua favorita y etiquétenos en su foto mientras viaja.



Alt Text: Glass of water flavored
with strawberries.

Most of our fluid needs are met through the water and beverages we drink. We can get some fluids through the foods that ...
05/20/2022

Most of our fluid needs are met through the water and beverages we drink. We can get some fluids through the foods that we eat – especially foods with high water content, such as many fruits and vegetables.

Your body needs more water when you are:
• In hot climates
• More physically active
• Running a fever
• Having diarrhea or vomiting



La mayoría de sus necesidades de líquidos se satisfacen a través del agua y las bebidas que bebe. Puede obtener algunos líquidos a través de los alimentos que come, especialmente los alimentos con alto contenido de agua, como muchas frutas y verduras.

Tu cuerpo necesita más agua cuando estás:
• En climas cálidos
• Más activo físicamente
• Tiene fiebre
• Tiene diarrea o vómitos



Source: CalFresh Healthy Living 2019 English Editorial Calendar
Alt Text: Woman drinking water from a water fountain.

Come by and visit us at the Cherryland "Spring into Health" Fair! 📆Wednesday, May 25th 2022 ⌚3:oopm-6:oopm📍456 Laurel Av...
05/19/2022

Come by and visit us at the Cherryland "Spring into Health" Fair!

📆Wednesday, May 25th 2022

⌚3:oopm-6:oopm

📍456 Laurel Ave Hayward, Ca 94541

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Test your knowledge. I’m thirsty and don’t want to drink water. What can I choose instead?If you guessed milk you’re rig...
05/19/2022

Test your knowledge.
I’m thirsty and don’t want to drink water. What can I choose instead?

If you guessed milk you’re right! Low fat or fat free milk, fortified soy or almond milk are a great way to stay hydrated while choosing a beverage that contains important nutrients for the body.
These beverages provide energy, protein for our muscles, and important micronutrients like calcium to keep our bones strong.


Prueba tu conocimiento.
Tengo sed y no quiero beber agua. ¿Qué debería elegir en su lugar?

Si adivinaste la leche, ¡tienes razón! La leche baja en grasa o sin grasa, la leche de soya fortificada o de almendras son una excelente manera de mantenerse hidratado al elegir una bebida que contenga nutrientes importantes para el cuerpo.

Estas bebidas proporcionan energía, proteínas para nuestros músculos e importantes micronutrientes como el calcio para mantener nuestros huesos fuertes.



Alt Text: Poster with three sugary drinks and the
Message, “How much sugar are you drinking?”

Sugar sweetened drinks can increase risk of tooth decay and other health problems. Tap water with fluoride is the easy, ...
05/18/2022

Sugar sweetened drinks can increase risk of tooth decay and other health problems.
Tap water with fluoride is the easy, low cost, and healthy choice for your teeth and body.

Water does not contain sugar keeps the mouth clean, keeps teeth strong, and fights dry mouth.



Las bebidas azucaradas pueden aumentar el riesgo de caries y otros problemas de salud.
El agua de la llave con florudo es la opción fácil, económica y saludable para los dientes y el cuerpo.

El agua que no contiene azúcar mantiene la boca limpia, mantiene los dientes fuertes y combate la boca seca.




Alt Text: Poster with the message, “Choose water for a healthy mouth and body” with messages supporting the title.

Did you know that smoking increases your risk of drinking more sugary beverages? Not only is smoking bad for your health...
05/17/2022

Did you know that smoking increases your risk of drinking more sugary beverages? Not only is smoking bad for your health but it can also increase your risk of drinking sodas, juice drinks, or sweetened juice drinks. Quit the habit for your health. Switch your soda to water. Need some inspiration? Follow the link to listen to how drinking water helped one community quit the habit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP0qWdqolx0



¿Sabía que fumar aumenta su riesgo de beber más bebidas azucaradas? Fumar no solo es malo para la salud, sino que también puede aumentar el riesgo de beber refrescos, jugos o jugos azucarados. Deja el hábito por tu salud. Cambia tu refresco por agua. ¿Necesitas inspiración? Siga el enlace para escuchar cómo el agua potable ayudó a una comunidad a dejar el hábito.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP0qWdqolx0



Alt Text: Picture of a water pitcher and the message,
“This is what great-tasting water looks like.”

Not sure how much sugar is in your beverage? Check the Nutrition Facts label.No esta Seguro/a cuanta azucar hay en su be...
05/16/2022

Not sure how much sugar is in your beverage?
Check the Nutrition Facts label.

No esta Seguro/a cuanta azucar hay en su bebida? Revisa la tabla informatica nutricional.

Use this example to help you find the sugar in your beverage. Find a beverage in your house and comment below with how much sugar it contains. Follow the link for more information on how to use nutrition labels to rethink your day everyday.

Use este ejemplo para encontrar la azucar en su bebida. Encuentre una bebida en su casa y haga comentario de cuanta azucar contiene. Siga el enlace para mἀs informaciὁn de como usar la etiqueta nutricional para reconsiderar que toma todos los dias.





Alt Text: Three photos comparing food labels of sports drink, water, and juice drink.

Not sure what beverages contain sugar? Examples are soda, fruit drinks, sport drinks, sweetened waters, and coffee and t...
05/16/2022

Not sure what beverages contain sugar?
Examples are soda, fruit drinks, sport drinks, sweetened waters, and coffee and tea beverages with added sugars.
Use the Ingredient List to choose beverages with little or no added sugars.



No esta suguro que bevidas contienen azucar? Ejemplos son soda, bevidas de fruta, bevidas de deportes, aguas endulsadas, café y te azucarado. Use la lista de ingredients para escojer bevidas con poca o no azucar.

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Oakland, CA
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