WIC gives you a monthly food package to buy foods that help you get the nutrients you and your kids need. The foods in your package will change as your needs change and your child grows. WIC-approved foods are high in nutrients such as protein, iron, calcium and vitamin C.
WIC participants receive an eWIC card to purchase WIC foods such as infant cereal, infants foods, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried or canned beans, yogurt, whole grains, and fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables.
WIC recognizes and promotes breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition for infants. For women who do not fully breastfeed, WIC provides iron-fortified infant formula. Special infant formulas and medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medical condition.
WIC's goal is to improve lifetime nutrition and health for everyone in the family. As a matter of fact, WIC serves 75% of our state's infants and one third of all pregnant moms. The amount of food you receive from WIC will depend on how you choose to feed your newborn.
Use this English guide or Spanish guide to find out which brands of foods are OK to get with your eWIC card. Some stores will not carry every WIC approved food or brand. Also please note there are changes between the October 2018 WIC Approved Shopping Guide, and the October 2020 WIC Approved Shopping Guide; learn more with this Addition and Deletion Reference Guide.
WIC food packages and nutrition education are the chief means by which WIC supports your healthy food choices for a quality diet. But remember, WIC is not meant to provide all the foods your family with young children needs. Instead, the benefits are for specific types of foods because they tend to be lacking in the diets of women and young children. The WIC Program provides a limited amount of foods as recommended by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Maximum Monthly Amount of WIC Foods for Children and Women
Maximum Monthly Amount of WIC Foods for Infants