List of WIC Approved Foods by Category


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Baby Food

Fruits & Vegetables - 4 oz

Single or mixed fruits and/or vegetables without added sugar, starch, salt, DHA/ARA, meat, rice, pasta, or noodles

Meats - 2 1/2 oz

Single meats with broth and/or gravy without added sugar, salt, DHA/ARA, rice, pasta or noodles

Recommended brands that have products to meet the above criteria include: Beechnut, Gerber, Nature's Goodness

Cannot buy: desserts, dinners, cobblers or delights

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Infant Cereal

8 oz box or larger

Least expensive brand

Your choice of:

  • Barley
  • Mixed
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Whole Wheat

Cannot buy: cereal with added fruit, formula or DHA/AHA

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Infant Formula


The brand, type and size as listed on the check.

Cannot buy: any other brand, type or size

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Milk

Type and container size as listed on the check

Least expensive brand

  • Skim, 1/2%, 1%, 2%
  • Whole milk
  • Fat free, Lowfat or Reduced fat Lactose Free
  • Whole Lactose Free
  • Fat free or Lowfat Evaporated
  • Whole Evaporated
  • Nonfat Dry

Cannot buy: buttermilk, flavored milk, raw unpasteurized milk, non-dairy milk substitutes, soy milk or rice milk

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Eggs

One Dozen

Least expensive brand

Your choice of:
Grade AA or A large

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Cheese

15.1 oz package or larger

Least expensive brand: Clients may buy 2% milk reduced fat or part skim cheeses. Your choice of:

  • Pasteurized Processed American (sliced)
  • Cheddar (block)
  • Cojack (block)
  • Colby (block)
  • Monterey Jack (block)
  • Mozzarella (block)
  • Swiss (block)

Cannot buy: imported cheese, cheese food, product or spread, shredded cheese, cheese with added flavors or individually wrapped slices

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Fruits & Vegetables

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

  • Any variety of fresh, bulk fruits and vegetables, including sweet potatoes and yams
  • Bagged salad mixes
  • Bagged vegetables
  • Cut fruit or vegetables

Cannot buy: russet, white, red, yellow, blue or purple potatoes; items from the salad bar, party trays, fruit baskets, decorative fruits or vegetables, nuts, herbs or spices


Canned Fruits & Vegetables

  • Any variety of canned fruits and vegetables, regular or low sodium, without added syrup, sweetener, flavoring, fat, oil, sauce, meat, pasta, rice or noodles

Cannot buy: russet, white, red, yellow, blue or purple potatoes; sauerkraut, baked beans, pork and beans, black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, lima beans, split peas, lentils, other mature legumes, soups, ketchup, relishes, condiments, pickled vegetables and olives


Frozen Fruits & Vegetables

  • Any variety of frozen fruits and vegetables, without added syrup, sweetener, flavoring, fat, oil, sauce, meat, pasta, rice or noodles

Cannot buy: russet, white, red, yellow, blue or purple potatoes; or any mixes containing these type of potatoes; products with any ingredients other than fruit or vegetables

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Juice

100% Juice only

64 oz Container

Apple:

  • Best Choice
  • IGA
  • Juicy Juice (any flavor)
  • Kroger
  • Market Pantry
  • Musselman's
  • Old Orchard 100% Juice
  • Our Family
  • Seneca
  • Shurfine
  • Tipton Grove
  • Tree Top

Grape:

  • Bay Mist
  • Best Choice
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Market Pantry
  • Old Orchard 100% Juice
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine
  • Welch's 100% Juice

Juice Blends:

  • Best Choice 100% Juice
  • Juicy Juice (any flavor)
  • Kroger Blueberry
  • Kroger Pomegranate
  • Kroger White Grape Peach
  • Old Orchard 100% Juice

Orange:

  • Any Brand


11-12 oz Shelf Stable Concentrate

Apple:

  • Juicy Juice
  • Welch's (any flavor with a yellow band)

Grape:

  • Welch's (any flavor with a yellow band)

Juice Blends:

  • Juicy Juice (any flavor)
  • Welch's (any flavor with a yellow band)

Orange:

  • Any Brand


11-12 oz Frozen Concentrate

Apple:

  • Best Choice
  • Great Value
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • Market Pantry
  • Old Orchard
  • Our Family
  • Seneca
  • Shurfine

Grape:

  • Best Choice
  • Great Value
  • Kroger
  • Old Orchard
  • Seneca
  • Welch's

Juice Blends:

  • Old Orchard (any flavor with a green band)
  • Welch's (any flavor with a yellow band)

Orange:

  • Any Brand


Cannot buy: Any other size, container, type, flavor, or brand, freshly squeezed, infant juice, punches, ades or fruit drinks, juice cocktail or lite juice

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Hot Cereal

9 oz package or larger

Best Choice logo
  • Creamy wheat Enriched Farina
Cream of Wheat Logo
  • Whole Grain Cream of Wheat
  • Cream of Wheat 1 Minute
  • Cream of Wheat 10 Minutes
  • Cream of Wheat 2 1/2 Minutes
hy-vee logo
  • Creamy Wheat
Malt o Meal Logo
  • Chocolate Hot Wheat Cereal
  • all Natural Creamy Hot Wheat Cereal
  • Original Hot Wheat Cereal
Quacker Logo
  • Instant Grits Original Flavor


Cannot buy: any cereal or brand not listed, organic cereal

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Peanut Butter

18 oz Jar

  • Smooth/Creamy or Crunchy

Cannot buy: peanut butter spreads, peanut butter with added flavors or fortified peanut butter

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Dried Beans/Peas

Up to 1 lb bag

Least expensive brand

Your choice of:
Dried beans, peas, or lentils

Cannot buy: soup mixes

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Canned Beans

14-16 oz can

Any Brand

  • Black
  • Kidney
  • Navy
  • Pinto
  • Fat-Free Refried Beans

Cannot buy: green beans, baked beans, flavored beans, pork and beans or beans/chili, beans containing added sugars, fats, meats or oils

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Fish

2.5-15 oz container

Light Tuna, chunk

  • Any brand, packed in water or oil

Pink Salmon

  • Any brand, packed in water or oil

Cannot buy: albacore tuna, tuna spreads, or any other type of salmon, or lunch packs

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Whole Grains

Whole Wheat Bread/Rolls/Buns
12 - 24 oz packages

Product labels for breads/rolls/buns must include the words whole wheat or entire wheat. Whole wheat flour must be the first ingredient listed.

Recommended brands that have 100% Whole Wheat products to meet the above criteria include:

best choice logo Country Hearth logo Gold Medal logo
home pride logo natures's own logo nature's pride logo
sara lee logo wonder logo pepperidge farm logo


Tortillas
6 - 17.5 oz containers

Whole Wheat Tortillas:

  • Best Choice
  • Carlita
  • ChiChi's
  • Don Pancho
  • Food Club
  • Guerrero
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • La Banderita
  • Li'l Guys
  • Mission
  • Santa Fe
  • Shurfresh

Soft Corn Tortillas

  • Best Choice
  • Casa Rica
  • ChiChi's
  • Don Pancho
  • El Taquito
  • Guerrero
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • La Banderita
  • La Burrita
  • Mission
  • Santa Fe
  • Shurfresh

Cannot buy: any other brand


Brown Rice
8 - 24 oz containers

Any brand, may be instant, quick or regular cooking

Cannot buy: products with added sugar, salt, flavoring, fat or oil


Oatmeal
8 - 24 oz containers

Any brand, may be instant, quick or regular cooking

Cannot buy: products with added sugar, salt, flavoring, fat or oil

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Cereal

9 oz package or larger

*Indicates a whole grain cereal option

best choice logo
  • Corn Flakes
  • Corn Puffs
  • Crisp Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Happy O's*
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Oats and More with Almonds
  • Oats and More with Honey
  • Rice Crisps
  • Wheat Crisps*
  • Wheat Flakes*
General Mills Logo
  • Cheerios*
  • Corn Chex
  • Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey Kix*
  • Kix
  • MultiGrain Cheerios*
  • Rice Chex
  • Wheat Chex*
  • Wheaties*
Great Value logo
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crisp Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Healthy 4 You Corn
  • Healthy 4 You Rice
  • Healthy 4 You Wheat*
  • Multigrain Flakes
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Toasted Oats*
Hy-Vee Logo
  • Bite Sized Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Almonds
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Tasteeos*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Rice
  • Wheat Biscuits*
  • Wheat Flakes*
IGA logo
  • Bite Sized Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Almonds
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Tasteeos*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Rice
  • Wheat Biscuits*
  • Wheat Flakes*
kashi logo
  • Mighty Bites - Honey Crunch*
Kellogg's Logo
  • Complete All-Bran Wheat Bran Flakes*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size*
  • Rice Krispies
  • Unfrosted Mini-Wheats*
Kroger Logo
  • Bran Flakes*
  • Corn Bitz Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey Crisp Medley
  • Honey Crisp Medley w/Almonds
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Rice Bitz
  • Toasted Oats*
Malt o Meal logo
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Mini Spooners*
  • Honey Oat Blenders
  • Honey Oat Blenders w/Almonds
Market Pantry Logo
  • Frosted Bite Size Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey & Oat Mixers
  • Toasted Oats*
Our Family Logo
  • Bran Flakes*
  • Corn Biscuits
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Crispy Rice Biscuits
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Krunch Nutties*
  • Oats and More with Honey
  • Oats and More with Almonds
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Wheat Biscuits*
Post logo
  • Banana Nut Crunch*
  • Bran Flakes*
  • Grape Nuts*
  • Honey Bunches of Oats – Almonds
  • Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted
Quaker Logo
  • Crunchy Corn Bran
  • Life*
  • Oatmeal Squares*
save a lot logo
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Mornin' Gems Corn Flakes
  • Nature's Crunch Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Rollin' Oats Toasted Oats*
Shur fine logo
  • Corn Biscuits
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crisp Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Almonds
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Clusters
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Rice Biscuits
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Wheat Squares*

Cannot buy: any cereal or brand not listed or organic cereal

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Soy Milk


Approved Brand:

  • 8th Continent, Original

Cannot buy: any other brand

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Tofu


Approved Brands:

  • Azumaya, Firm
  • Azumaya, Silken
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Soft
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Firm
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Extra Firm
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Lite Firm
  • Mori-Nu, Organic Silken Firm
  • Nasoya, Firm
  • Nasoya, Silken
  • Nasaya, Soft
  • Nasoya, Lite Firm
  • Nasoya, Lite Silken

Cannot buy: any other brand

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