L.A. County WIC Data
A partnership to collect and communicate data about the health and well-being of WIC families
New Briefs now Available (updated November 2022)
News & Updates
The latest updates from the L.A. County WIC Data team
Our Data & Research
Explore in-depth data about WIC families in Los Angeles County.
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About L.A. County WIC Data
In Los Angeles County, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) reaches the majority of low-income pregnant women and children under 5, providing nutritious food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to health and social services. The L.A. County WIC Data Mining Research Partnership between PHFE WIC and First 5 LA aims to address a critical gap in information about low-income families in L.A. County. All seven Local Agency WIC Programs serving WIC participants in L.A. County participate in the partnership.
Our survey and other data sources
L.A. County WIC Data Mining Research Partnership aggregates extensive socio-demographic and health data extracted annually from the California WIC administrative database. Data from WIC participants served by any of the seven Local Agency WIC Programs in L.A. County are included. In addition, we conduct the Los Angeles County WIC Survey every three years with a random sample of 5,000-6,000 L.A. County WIC participants. Funding for this partnership is provided by First 5 LA.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federal food and nutrition education program that serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age five who are low-income and at nutritional risk. It is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
We gather and analyze WIC data for all of Los Angeles County.