Montana WIC Program

Approved Food List

Effective: October 1, 2018

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Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Soy Beverage, Tofu


CHEESE – Domestic

Block or String Cheese: Regular, low-fat or reduced fat, in 8, 16 or 32 oz. packages

Store Brand, Cache Valley, Crystal Farms, Darigold, Dutch Farms, Frigo, Joseph Farms, Kraft, Premium (Idaho), Reser’s or Springfield

  • Cheddar
  • Colby-Monterey Jack
  • Colby
  • Monterey Jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Swiss

No organic, cheese foods, products, spread, cubed, shredded, sliced, flavor added (i.e. Pepper Jack), imported, service deli, or imitation cheese products


Dannon, Darigold, Food Club, Great Value, Kroger, Yoplait, Lucerne, Mountain High, Our Family, or Western Family

Buy only the fat type specified on benefit

32 oz. containers (quart)

Plain or Vanilla

No other flavors, fruit added, artificial sweeteners, organic or Greek


8th Continent or Silk Pacific Soymilk Beverage

1/2 gal cartons

Original flavor only

Pacific Natural Foods Ultra Soy Beverage

Aseptic Quarts (32 oz. container)

Plain and Vanilla only

Breakfast Cereals



No fruit filled or flavored frosting
No plain shredded wheat biscuits
No fruit added (i.e. Raisin Bran) or honey nut
No organic

Essential Everyday
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crispy Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat▲, Rice Squares or Toasted Oats▲,
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crispy Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat▲, Rice Squares or Toasted Oats▲
Food Club
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crisp Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat▲, Multigrain Toasted Oats▲, Rice Squares, Toasted Oats▲
General Mills
Cheerios▲ (Plain* or Multigrain), Cinnamon Chex, Corn Chex*, Kix▲, Rice Chex*, Total Original▲, Vanilla Chex, Wheat Chex▲ or Wheaties Original ▲
Great Value
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Corn Squires, Crisp Rice, Crunchy Honey Oats, Crunchy Nuggets▲, Frosted Mini-Wheats▲, Rice Squares or Toasted Oats▲
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares*,Frosted Shredded Wheat▲, Nutty Nuggets▲, Rice Squares or Toasted Oats/Tasteeos▲
All Bran Complete Wheat▲, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, or Frosted Mini Wheats▲
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Bitz, Corn Flakes, Crisp Rice, Frosted Shredded, Wheat▲, Rice Bitz, or Toasted Oats▲
Crispy Rice, Corn Flakes or Frosted Mini Spooners▲, or Oat Blenders
Our Family
Corn Flakes, Corn Biscuits, Toasted Rice Flakes, Frosted Shredded Wheat▲, Rice Biscuits, Toasted Oats▲ or Wheat Squares▲
Bran Flakes▲ Grape Nuts▲, or Honey Bunches of Oats (Honey Roasted)
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Crisp Rice, Corn Squares, Frosted Shredded Wheat Bite Size▲, Rice Squares, Toasted Oats▲ or Crunchy Wheat Squares▲
Signature Kitchens
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Corn Pockets, Crispy Rice, Frosted Mini Wheats▲, Nutty Nuggets▲, Rice Pockets or Toasted Oats▲
Western Family
Bran Flakes▲, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crispy Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat▲, Nutty Nuggets▲, Rice Squares, Toasted Oats▲ or Wheat Squares▲


Cream of Rice*
Cream of Wheat Regular
Cream of Wheat Whole Grain ▲
Farina – Food Club, Great Value or Western Family
Malt-O-Meal Original
Individual Packets Only
11-12 ounce packages
Food Club, IGA, Our Family, Kroger, Safeway, Shurfine or Western Family
No flavored
No large/bulk packages allowed
No organic


Whole Grain Choices



100% Whole Wheat
16, 20, or 24 oz. loaf only
Essential Everyday, Franz, Fred Meyer, Great Value, Kroger, Montana’s Sweetheart, Our Family, Signature Kitchens, Sara Lee Classic, Smith’s, Village Hearth, Wheat Montana


Plain, Any brand – box or bag
Brown Rice* – regular cooking 16 or 32 oz.
Brown Rice* – quick or instant cooking 14 – 16 oz.
No organic


8, 16, 20, 24, or 32 oz.
Yellow Corn – Mission*, La Burrita
White Corn – Don Pancho*, Essential Everyday or Guerrero
Whole Wheat – Don Pancho, Essential Everyday, Guerrero, IGA, Mission, Our Family or Shurfine


100% Whole Wheat
All shapes allowed
16 oz. only
Barilla, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Gia Russa, Great Value, Hodgson Mill, Italian Chef, Kroger, Our Family, Racconto, Ronzoni, Western Family
No other organic, enhanced (for example omega-3 added), vegetable pasta or other grains (i.e. quinoa, bulgur or rice)

Legumes Choices, Canned Fish, Eggs


Store Brand, Adams, Peter Pan, Jif or Skippy only
16 – 18 oz. jar
Unflavored Regular or Natural – smooth or chunky; salted or unsalted
No jelly, honey, honey roasted, chocolate or marshmallow crème added
No peanut butter spread or reduced fat
No organic or enhanced peanut butter


Any brand: dry or canned beans, split peas or lentils
15 – 16 oz. canned or 16 or 32 oz. dried legumes in packages/bags
No soup mixes, flavorings or meat added (pork & beans, refried)
No cans of green or yellow beans
No organic


Available to fully breastfeeding women only

Any brand
5 – 6, 7.5, 12, 14.75, and 20 oz. cans
Light Tuna – water packed only, light – solid or chunk
Pink Salmon – water packed only, may contain bones and skin
No “diet” pack, white, albacore, yellow fin, “vacuum-sealed” packs, flavorings added or red salmon


Azumaya (extra firm, firm and silken)
16 oz. calcium set blocks


Any Brand
No organic, enhanced (for example higher amounts of DHA, omega 3s, or vitamin D) or brown eggs

100% Juice


64 oz. Plastic Bottles or 16 oz. Frozen Concentrate – Children

11.5 – 12 oz. Frozen Concentrate – Women

Brands Allowed—Any Flavor or Blend
Apple and Eve, Campbell’s, Essential Everyday, Flavorite, Food Club, Great Value, IGA/Shoppers Valu, Juicy Juice, Kroger, Langers, Minute Maid, Motts, Old Orchard, Our Family, Signature Kitchens, Shurfine, V-8, Welch’s and Western Family
No sugar or water added
No juice drinks, cocktails or lite juice
No Fusion (for example V-8)
No refrigerated
No organic or DHA added

Infant Formula, Infant Cereal, Infant Fruits and Vegetables



Only brand, type and size specified on benefit
No substitutions at store
No organic


Beech-nut or Gerber only
Plain varieties only: Barley, Corn, Mixed Grain, Oatmeal, Rice or Whole Wheat
8 and 16 oz. containers are allowed
No formula, flavoring, or fruit
No squeezes, pouches, jars or packs
No organic or DHA


Available to fully breastfed infant only

Beech-nut or Gerber only
2.5 oz. jars
Single variety meats only
May have added broth or gravy
No squeezes or pouches
No dinners, meat sticks, organic or DHA


Beech-nut, Gerber or Pic Select Fresh only
2, 2.5, 4 or 5 oz. containers, jars or in twin packs
Vegetables and Fruit – single or mixed varieties, all stages
No squeezes or pouches
No dinners, desserts, organic or DHA

Fruits and Vegetables


Fresh Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women, children and as a substitute for 9 – 11 month old infants only

Any brand, size or variety
May be organic
May be unpackaged or packaged; cut, sliced or chopped containers Garlic, sprouts
No added sugars, fats or oils
No nuts, including peanuts, fruit/nut mixtures
No herbs (like basil, cilantro, parsley)
No spices (like vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks)
No fresh salsa or guacamole
No items from the deli counter products, salad bar, party trays, fruit baskets, decorative vegetables and fruits, dried fruit

Frozen Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women and children only

Any brand, size, variety, plain or mixed
May be organic
Packaging may be bag or box
May be regular or low sodium
No vegetables with added sugars, fats, oils or coatings
No fruits with added sugars or salt
No sauces (for example cheese) or packets of sauces
No herbs (like basil, cilantro, parsley) or spices
No vegetables mixed with pasta, rice, or any other non-fruit or vegetable ingredient

Canned Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women and children only

Any brand or size, plain or mixed
May be organic
May be water or juice packed
Plain tomatoes (diced, whole, crushed, puree, paste)
May be regular or low sodium
Applesauce and Fruit Blends of Applesauce
Any brand or size
May be glass jar or plastic container
No tubes, squeezes, pouches, boxes, bags, cartons, glass or plastic (except applesauce)
No vegetables mixed with pasta, rice, legumes, or any other non-vegetable ingredients
No herbs (like basil, cilantro, parsley) or spices
No sauces, packets of sauces
No added sugars (including syrup, sucrose, fructose, dextrose, etc.), fats, oils or coatings
No added salt in fruits

Questions, call 1-800-433-4298

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