Montana WIC Program

Approved Food List

Effective: October 1, 2019

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No organic unless specified

Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Soy Beverage, Tofu

CHEESE – Domestic

Block, Shredded, Sliced 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, Sargento, Springfield or Tillamook

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

May choose any combination of the choices listed above (i.e. Cheddar Jack)

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

Yogurt

Buy only the fat type specified on benefit

32 oz. containers (quart)

Chobani, Dannon, Darigold, Food Club, Great Value, Kroger, Lucerne, Mountain High, Oikos, Our Family, Tillamook, WinCo, Yami, Yoplait or Zoi

Plain, Strawberry, Vanilla, French Vanilla or Vanilla Bean

No other flavors

SOY BEVERAGE

Quart and 1/2 gallon carton or aseptic container

8th Continent or Silk Pacific Soy Milk Beverage

Original flavor only

Pacific Natural Foods Ultra Soy Beverage

Plain only

Breakfast Cereals

COLD CEREAL

SPECIFIED BRANDS ONLY
REGULAR FLAVOR UNLESS SPECIFIED
8 – 68 ounces allowed

Essential Everyday
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, or Toasted Oats*
General Mills
Cheerios* (Plain or Multigrain), Cinnamon Chex, Corn Chex, Kix*, Fiber One Original Bran, Fiber One Honey Clusters, Rice Chex, Total Original*, Vanilla Chex, Wheat Chex*, or Wheaties Original*
Great Value
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crisp Rice, Crunchy Honey Oats, Crunchy Nuggets*, Frosted Mini-Wheats*, Rice Squares, or Toasted Oats*
IGA
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, Nutty Nuggets*, Rice Squares, or Toasted Oats/Tasteeos*
Kellogg’s
All Bran Complete Wheat Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Crispix, Rice Krispies, or Frosted Mini Wheats*
Kroger
Bran Flakes*, Corn Bitz, Corn Flakes, Crisp Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, Rice Bitz, or Toasted Oats*
Malt-O-Meal
Crispy Rice, Corn Flakes, Frosted Mini Spooners, or Oat Blenders*
Our Family
Corn Flakes, Corn Biscuits, Crispy Rice, Toasted Rice Flakes, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, Rice Biscuits, Toasted Oats*, or Wheat Squares*
Post
Grape Nuts* or Honey Bunches of Oats (Honey Roasted)
Signature Kitchens
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Pockets, Crispy Rice, Frosted Mini Wheats*, Nutty Nuggets*, Rice Pockets, or Toasted Oats*
WinCo
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Crispy Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, or Toasted Oats*

No dried fruit

No fruit filled or flavored frosting

No plain shredded wheat biscuits

No individual servings

HOT CEREAL

Specified Brands Only

Farina – Food Club or Great Value

Instant oatmeal* – Food Club, IGA, Our Family, Kroger, or Signature Select
Regular or plain
11-12 oz. box of individual packets only

Cream of Rice
Cream of Wheat Regular
Cream of Wheat Whole Grain*
Malt-O-Meal Original

Whole grain cereals are marked with *

Whole Grain Choices

WHOLE GRAIN CHOICES

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

Whole Grain Bread

Only the choices listed below may be purchased
16, 20, or 24 oz. loaf
Montana’s Sweetheart: 12-Grain Bread, Multigrain with Flax Bread, or Whole Grain Bread
Sara Lee Classic: Delightful Healthy Multi-Grain Bread
Wheat Montana: Big Sky 12-Grain, Big Sky Cracked Wheat, Big Sky Honey Wheat, Healthy Loaf Cracked 9-Grain, Healthy Loaf High Fiber Flax and Sunflower, Healthy Loaf, Montana Multigrain, or Healthy Loaf Seed Lovers

BROWN RICE

Plain, box or bag
Regular cooking: 16 or 32 oz.
Quick or instant cooking: 14 – 16 oz.
Any Brand

TORTILLAS – SOFT

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 or Our Family 

WHOLE WHEAT PASTA

100% Whole Wheat
16 oz. only
Barilla, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Gia Russa, Great Value, Hodgson Mill, Italian Chef, Kroger, Our Family, Racconto, Ronzoni, Signature Select, or WinCo

All shapes allowed
No enhancements like DHA or omega-3 added

Legumes Choices, Canned Fish, Eggs

PEANUT BUTTER

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

BEANS, PEAS, AND LENTILS

Canned: 15-16 oz.
Dry: 16 or 32 oz. packages or Bags
Any Brand
Includes split peas and lentils
No soup mixes, flavorings or meat added (pork & beans, refried)
No cans of green or yellow beans

CANNED FISH

Available to fully breastfeeding women only

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

TOFU

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

EGGS

Large – One dozen white “AA” or “A”
Any Brand
No enhancements like DHA, omega 3s, or vitamin D
No brown eggs

100% Juice

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

11.5 – 12 oz. Frozen Concentrate – Women

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, Northland, Old Orchard, Our Family, Signature Kitchens, Tree Top, V-8, Welch’s, and WinCo

These brands and their products have been found to meet required levels of vitamin C
Must contain at least 100% vitamin C or 30 mg of vitamin C per milliliter
No sugar added (this includes other forms of sugars and syrups)
No juice drinks, cocktails or lite juice
No Fusion (for example V-8)
No DHA added

Infant Formula, Infant Cereal, Infant Fruits and Vegetables

INFANT FORMULA

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

INFANT CEREAL

Oatmeal, Rice, Whole Wheat, Mixed/Multi Grain
8 and 16 oz. containers
Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best or Gerber

Plain varieties
No formula, flavoring, or fruit
No squeezes, pouches, jars or packs
No enhancements like DHA, prebiotics or probiotics

INFANT MEATS

Available to fully breastfed infants only

Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best or Gerber
2.5 oz. jars
Single variety meats only

May have added broth or gravy
No squeezes or pouches
No dinners or meat sticks
No enhancements like DHA

INFANT VEGETABLES/FRUITS

Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best, Gerber or Pic Select Fresh
2, 2.5, 4, or 5 oz. containers, jars, twin packs or bulk packaging of acceptable sizes

Vegetables and Fruit – single or mixed varieties, all stages
No squeezes or pouches
No dinners or desserts
No enhancements like DHA

Fruits and Vegetables

May be any brand, size or variety

May be organic
May be packaged, pre-cut, sliced, or chopped
Garlic and Sprouts are okay
No added fats, oils, or sugars (including syrups, sucrose, fructose and dextrose)
No dried vegetables or fruits

 

Fresh Vegetables & Fruits

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

No fresh salsa or guacamole
No party trays, fruit baskets, decorative vegetables and fruits, or items from the salad bar


 

Frozen Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women and children only

May be any package type
Vegetables may be regular or low sodium
Vegetables may be mixed with legumes
No sauces (like cheese), coatings, or packets of sauces and dressings
No herbs (like basil, cilantro, parsley)
No spices (like vanilla beans or cinnamon sticks)
Cannot be mixed with non-fruit/vegetable items (like nuts, peanuts, pasta, rice, croutons, or wanton strips)
No added salts to fruits


 

Canned Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women and children only

May be water or juice packed
May be regular or low sodium
Plain tomatoes may be diced, whole, crushed, puree, paste
Applesauce and Fruit Blends of Applesauce may be in glass jar or plastic container
No tubes, squeezes, pouches, boxes, bags, cartons, glass or plastic (except applesauce)
No legumes (beans, peas, and lentils)*
No vegetables mixed with legumes
*Canned or dry legumes can only be purchased as part of the Legume Choices benefits


Questions, call

1-800-433-4298


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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