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WIC Food Packages

WIC Foods

  • Are low in fat and high in fiber
  • Provide nutritional variety
  • Help promote a healthy weight

WIC Food Packages Include:

Cereal

  • Iron-fortified and low in sugar
  • Many are whole grain and high in fiber
  • Gluten-free choices

Whole Grain Choices

  • Bread (whole-wheat)
  • Tortillas (corn or whole-wheat)
  • Brown rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole-wheat pasta

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Vitamin C-rich 100% juice 

Dairy/Soy Choices

  • Fat-free and low-fat (1%) milk for women and children 2 to 5 years
  • Whole milk for children 12 to 24 months
  • Cheese
  • Kosher milk and cheese
  • Soy milk and tofu
  • Yogurt

Protein Foods

  • Eggs
  • Dried beans, split peas or lentils
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna and salmon for exclusively breastfeeding mothers

Baby Foods

  • Baby cereal
  • Baby food fruits and vegetables
  • Baby food meats for exclusively breastfeeding babies
  • Formula 

 

Food Packages - Effective February 1, 2016

Food Packages

Breastfed Infants (6 months to 11 months)

Infant cereal

24 ounces

Infant fruits and vegetables (4-ounce)

64 containers

Infant meats (2.5-ounce)

31 containers

   

Formula Fed Infants (0-5 months)

Formula

Amount varies

   

Formula Fed Infants (6 months to 11 months)

Infant cereal

24 ounces

Infant fruits and vegetables (4-ounce)

32 containers

   

Children 12 to 23 Months

Milk (whole-fat only)

3 gallons

Milk or yogurt (whole-fat only) 1 quart

Cheese

1 pound

Cereal

36 ounces

Juice (64 ounces fluid or 16 ounces frozen)

2 containers

Eggs

1 dozen

Beans

1 pound 

Peanut butter

None

Fruits and vegetables 

$8

Whole grains

2 pounds

   

Children 2 Years and Older

Milk (fat-free, 1/2% or 1%)

3 gallons

Milk or yogurt (low-fat or non-fat) 1 quart

Cheese

1 pound

Cereal

36 ounces

Juice (64 ounces fluid or 16 ounces frozen)

2 containers

Eggs

1 dozen

Beans or peanut butter

1 pound or 4 cans of beans, or 16 to 18 ounces of peanut butter

Fruits and vegetables 

$8

Whole grains

2 pounds

   

Post Partum and Some Breastfeeding

Milk (fat-free, 1/2% or 1%)

3 gallons

Milk or yogurt (low-fat or non-fat) 1 quart

Cheese

1 pound

Cereal

36 ounces

Juice (48 ounces fluid or 12 ounces frozen)

2 containers

Eggs

1  dozen

Beans or Peanut Butter

1 pound or 4 cans of beans, or 16 to 18 ounces of peanut butter

Fruits & Vegetables 

$11

Whole Grains

None

   

Pregnant and Mostly breastfeeding

Milk (fat-free, 1/2% or 1%)

4 1/2 gallon

Milk or yogurt (low-fat or non-fat) 1 quart

Cheese

1 pound

Cereal

36 ounces

Juice (48 ounces fluid or 12 ounces frozen)

3 containers

Eggs

1 dozen

Beans

1 pound or 4 cans

Peanut butter 16 to 18 ounce jar

Fruits and vegetables 

$11

Whole grains

1 pound

   

Exclusively Breastfeeding

Milk (fat-free, 1/2% or 1%)

5 gallon

Milk or yogurt (low-fat or non-fat) 1 quart

Cheese

2 pound

Cereal

36 ounces

Juice (48 ounces fluid or 12 ounces frozen)

3 containers

Eggs

2 dozen

Beans

1 pound or 4 cans

Peanut butter 16 to 18 ounce jar

Tuna or salmon

30 ounces

Fruits and vegetables 

$11

Whole grains

1 pound

 

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Last updated April 24, 2017