Maine WIC

Approved

Food List

Effective June 2016

Participants are encouraged to purchase the least expensive brand available.

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Beans, Peas, Lentils, Eggs, Peanut Butter, Fish

Fruits and Vegetables

Benefit will say ‘Fresh only’ or ‘Fresh, Frozen or Canned’

Fresh

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Allowed:

  • Any type or variety
  • Conventional or Organic
  • Bagged fruits and vegetables
  • Cut fruit and vegetables (without dip)
  • Garlic (not on a string)

Not Allowed:

  • Pickled vegetables or olives
  • Items from the salad bar
  • Party trays and fruit baskets
  • Decorative or dried fruit or vegetables and painted pumpkins
  • Herbs and spices like basil, parsley or chives

Canned 

Allowed:

  • Any package size, brand or mixture
  • Conventional or Organic
  • Fruit must be packed in water or 100% fruit juice without salt
  • May be in pouches, metal cans or glass or plastic jars
  • Vegetables may have salt, sea salt, reduced salt, no salt or sodium

Not Allowed:

  • Pie Filling
  • Pickled, marinated or in cheese sauce
  • Home-canned vegetables
  • Sauces- Pizza, pasta, spaghetti or marinara
  • Tomatoes with flavoring like garlic or basil
  • Cream style corn or olives
  • Cranberry sauce, soup, ketchup or salsa
  • Fruits with added sugars, artificial sweeteners, fats, oils, herbs or spices
  • Fruits in gel, gelatin or syrup

Frozen 

Allowed:

  • Any package size, brand or mixture
  • Conventional or Organic

Do Not Buy:

  • Vegetables with added cheese, sauce, pasta, rice, nuts, breading or oil
  • Fruits or vegetables with added sugars, artificial sweeteners, flavoring, herbs or spices
  • French fries, tater tots or twice-baked potatoes
  • Sorbet or fruit bars

Baby Food

Baby Cereal

Allowed:

8 or 16 oz containers of the following brands:

  • Beech-Nut (Original, Organic)
  • Earth’s Best Organic
  • Gerber

 

Not Allowed:

  • Baby cereal with added formula, milk, fruit, or other ingredients

 

Infant Fruits and Vegetables

Allowed:

2 oz or 4 oz container single or multi-pack or 2 packs of 2 oz net wt 4 oz:

  • Conventional or Organic
  • Jars, pouches, and plastic tubs
  • Any stage of infant fruit or vegetable or blends of fruits and/or vegetables

Containers of infant fruit and/ or vegetable (package must say “infant” or “baby”) in the following brands:

  • Beech-Nut (Classics, Naturals, Organic)
  • Earth’s Best Organic
  • Gerber (Natural, Original, Organic)
  • Happy Baby Organic
  • Nature’s Promise
  • Once Upon A Farm
  • O Organics
  • Parent’s Choice
  • Plum Organics

Approved Brands:

Not Allowed:

  • “Toddler” foods
  • Fruits or vegetables mixed with meat, pasta, rice, cereal, yogurt, spices, or seeds

Infant Meats

 

Allowed:

2.5 oz containers single or multipack of the following brands:

  • Beech-Nut
  • Earth’s Best Organic
  • Gerber

Approved Brands:

Types:

  • Conventional or Organic
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Ham

Not Allowed:

  • Dinners, diced meats or meat sticks
  • Baby food combinations or dinners (for example,spaghetti and meatballs or meat and vegetables)

 


Infant Formula

Brand, type and size listed on check.

Breast Milk

Complete nutrition for your baby.

Beans, Peas, Lentils, Eggs, Peanut Butter, Fish

Dried Beans, Peas, Lentils

Beans

Allowed:

  • 16 to 32 oz packages
  • Any type of dried beans, peas or lentils
  • Regular or organic store-brand beans (Full Circle Organic, Great Value Organic, Nature’s Place/ Nature’s Promise, O Organics)

Not Allowd:

  • Other organic beans
  • Beans with added sugars, fats, oils, meats, fruits or vegetables
  • Soup Mixes

Canned Beans

Allowed:

  • 15 to 16 oz cans only
  • Any type of plain canned beans, including fat-free refried beans
  • Regular or organic store brand, low sodium or no salt added
  • Organic store-brand beans (Full Circle Organic, Great
    Value Organic, Nature’s Place/Nature’s Promise, O Organics)

Not Allowed:

  • Other organic beans
  • Green or wax beans or green peas – you can buy these with a fruit and vegetable benefit
  • Baked beans, pork and beans or soup mix
  • Beans with added sugars, fats, oils, meats, fruit or vegetables

 


Eggs

White and Brown Eggs

Allowed:

  • Full dozen, any size
  • Brown or white shells
  • Regular or organic
  • Cage-free

Not Allowed:

  • Free-range or free-running
  • Low cholesterol

Peanut Butter

Allowed:

16 to 18 oz containers

  • Any brand of creamy, chunky or crunchy

Not Allowed:

  • Organic
  • Reduced-fat
  • Peanut butter with added sweetners or flavors such as honey, marshmellow, jelly, or chocolate
  • Peanut butter with flaxseed or palm oil
  • Packets or squeezable container
  • Peant butter spreads

Canned Fish

Allowed:

  • 3.75 to 15 oz containers of chunk light tuna, pink salmon or sardines packed in water
  • Pouches or cans (including multi-packs)
  • May contain vegetable broth
  • Regular, low sodium or no salt added

Not Allowed:

  • Albacore, solid white or yellow fin tuna
  • Any type of salmon other than pink
  • Fish packe in oil, or smoked, seasoned or flavored
  • Kippered fish

Milk, Soy Beverage, Cheese, Tofu, Yogurt

Milk

Allowed:

  • Gallons, half gallons or quarts
  • Fat content listed on benefit:
    – 1% or skim
    – 2% or 1 1/2%
    – Whole

Allowed:

  • Any mix of allowed container sizes to reach the amount listed on the benefit

Not Allowed:

  • Pints
  • Flavored, organic or raw milk
  • Milk not from cows
  • Milk in glass bottles

Shelf Stable Milk

Allowed:

  • Powdered Nonfat Dry Milk in 9.6 oz or 25.6 oz containers
  • UHT – Ultra High-Temperature Pasteurized Milk in half gallons or quarts with fat content listed on benefit

 

Lactose Free Milk

Allowed:

• Half gallons, 3/4 gallons or quarts
• Fat content listed on benefit:
– Lactose Free 1% or skim
– Lactose Free 2%
– Lactose Free Whole

Not Allowed

  • Pints

Soy Beverage

Allowed if listed on the benefit:

• Half gallons or quarts
– 8th Continent Soymilk, Original, refrigerated half gallon
– Great Value Soymilk, Original, refrigerated half gallon
– Pacific Ultra Soy, Original, shelf stable quart
– Silk Original Soymilk, refrigerated half gallon or shelf stable quart
– West Soy, Organic Plus, shelf stable quart


Cheese

Allowed:

• 8 oz, 16 oz, 24 oz, and 32 oz packages
• Block, shredded, sliced, sticks, crumbles, balls or cubes
• Regular, reduced-fat, 2%, or fat-free
• The following flavors (may be single flavor or blended):
– American
– Cheddar
– Colby Jack
– Monterey Jack
– Mozzarella
– Muenster
– Provolone
– Swiss
– String cheese

Not Allowed:

  • Package sizes other than 8 oz, 16 oz, 24 oz, and 32 oz
  • Cheese sliced at the deli counter
  • Dips, whips, spreads or cheese with seasoning
  • Organic cheese or Imported
  • Sliced cheese labeled “cheese product”or “cheese food”

Tofu

Allowed:

• Conventional or organic
• Cubed, blocks, silken, vacuum packed or sprouted
• Of the following brands:
– Azumaya
– Heiwa Organic
– House Foods
– Nasoya Organic
– Nature’s Promise
– O Organics

Not Allowed:

  •  Flavored or baked

Yogurt

Allowed:

  • 32 oz container (quart)
  • Fat content listed on benefit
    – Whole milk yogurt
    – 2% or 1 1/2 % or 1%
    – or skim Yogurt

Allowed:

  • Greek or regular
  • Organic or regular
  • Plain or flavoer of the following brands

– Axelrod
– Best Yet
– Brown Cow
– Cabot
– Chobani
– Coburn Farms
– Dannon
– Food Club/ Shurfine
– Full Circle
– Great Value
– Greek Gods
– Green Mountain Creamery
– Hannaford
– LaLa Yogurt
– Lucerne
– Maple Hill Organic
– Market Basket
– Mountain High
– Nature’s Place/Nature’s Promise
– O Organics
– Open Nature
– Stonyfield Organics
– Two Good
– Wallaby
– Yoplait

Not Allowed:

• Any size other than a 32 oz container
• Individual cups, single serve or multipacks
• Soy, coconut or almond milk yogurts or kefir
 

Oatmeal, Rice, Tortillas, Pasta, Bread

Oatmeal

Allowed:

16 oz packages

• Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats
• Bob’s Red Mill Instant Rolled Oats
• Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
• McCann’s Quick and Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
• McCann’s Quick Cooking Irish Oatmeal
• McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
• Mom’s Best Quick Oats
• Mom’s Best Old Fashioned Oats

Not Allowed:

• Individual/ single-serve packets
• Flavored
• Organic oatmeal


Brown Rice

Allowed:

14 to 16 oz packages and 28 to 32 oz packages

  • Any brand of regular, quick, or instant brown rice
  • Regular or Organic store-brand
  • Basmati Brown, Jasmine Brown or Boil in Bag Brown RIce

Not Allowed:

  • White, seasoned, wild, mixes or organic rice
  • Other organic rice
  • Frozen, single-serve or ready to serve packets

Tortillas

Allowed:

16 oz package of soft shell

• Chi Chi’s White Corn Tortillas
• Chi Chi’s Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Don Pancho Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Food Club/ Shurfine Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Hannaford Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Herdez Corn Tortillas
• Herdez Whole Wheat Tortillas
• La Banderita 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Market Basket Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Mayan Farm Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Mission Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas
• Ortega Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Santa Fe White or Yellow Corn Tortillas
• Santa Fe Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Signature Select Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Tia Rosa 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas
• Tio Santi 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas


Whole Wheat Pasta

Allowed:

16 oz packages listed below

• Any shape 100% whole wheat pasta of these brands:
– Barilla
– Colavita
– Food Club/ Shurfine
– Full Circle
– Great Value
– Hodgson Mills
– Nature’s Place/ Nature’s Promise
– O Organics
– Racconto
– Ronzoni
– Signature Select


Bread

Allowed the Size Listed On Benefit:

!6 oz Bread

24 oz Bread

 

If a WIC approved bread is not available when you choose to buy your Whole Grain Item, consider purchasing WIC approved whole wheat pasta , oatmeal, tortillas or brown rice.

Not Allowed:

  • Buns, rolls, bagels or English muffins
  • Deli or bakery bread
  • Organic or white bread

Cereal

Ways to buy 36 oz of cereal

Name Brand

Buy Only:

12 oz box or larger

General Mills:

Berry Berry Kix*
Honey Kix*
Rice Chex
Cheerios*
Kix*
Wheat Chex*
Corn Chex
Multigrain Cheerios*
Whole Grain Total*†

Kellogg’s:

All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes*†
Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites*
Rice Krispies
Corn Flakes
Frosted Mini-Wheats Original*
Special K†
Crispix
Mini-Wheats Unfrosted

Malt-O-Meal:

Crispy Rice†
Oat Blenders with Honey & Almonds
Frosted Mini Spooners*†
Original Hot Wheat Cereal†
Oat Blenders with Honey

Post:

Alpha-Bits*
Grape Nuts Original*
Bran Flakes*
Honey Bunches of Oats
Honey Nut Shredded Wheat*
Grape Nuts Flakes*
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

Other:

Quaker Life (Original)*
Sunbelt Simple Granola*
Whole Grain Cream of Wheat*

Generic

Buy Only:

12 oz box or larger

  • Bite Size Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Oat Wise (regular)*
  • Toasted Oats (plain)*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Toasted Rice
  • Toasted Wheat*†
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Bite Size Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Tasteeos*
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Wheat*†
  • Wheat Flakes*
  • Bite Size Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Tasteeos/Toasted Oats*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy/Crisp Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Oat Wise (regular)*
  • Square-shaped Corn Biscuits
  • Square-shaped Wheat Bicuits*
  • Tasteeos/Toasted Oats*
  • Toasted Rice Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Rollin’ Oats *
  • Corn Flakes
  • Corn Squares
  • Crisp Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat Bite Size*
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Wheat Squares*†
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*†
  • Toasted Oats*

*Whole Grain

†Folic Acid

Juices

Bottled 100% Juice

Allowed:

64 oz bottles

Not Allowed:

  • Juice drinks with added sugar, juice cocktails or organic

WIC cannot pay the 5 cent bottle deposit. WIC participants must pay the deposit for each bottle of juice. 

Apple and Eve:

  • Any Flavor

Best Yet:

  • Apple
  • Cranberry
  • Grape
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • White Grape
Great Value:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
Great Value:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
Hannaford:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
IGA:

  • Apple
  • Grape
Juicy Juice:

  • All flavors
Langers:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Red Grape
  • White Grape
Market Basket:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
Mott’s:

  • Apple
Old Orchard:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
Shurfine:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
Signature Kitchen:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
Tipton Grove:

  • Apple
  • Grape
Welch’s:

  • Grape
  • Red Grape
  • White Grape

100% Juice – Frozen Concentrate

Buy Only:

11.5 to 12 oz cans (for women only)

Do Not Buy:

  • Juice with added sugar, juice cocktails or organic

 

Best Yet:

  • Apple
  • Grape
Dole:

  • All flavors of 100% juice
Great Value:

  • Apple
  • Grape
Hannaford:

  • Apple
  • Grape
Langers:

  • Apple
Market Basket:

  • Apple
Old Orchard (green top only):

  • All flavors of 100% juice
Seneca:

  • Apple
  • Grape
Shurfine:

  • Apple
Signature Kitchen:

  • Apple
Tipton Grove:

  • Apple
Welch’s (yellow pull tab only):

  • All flavors of 100% juice

Any Brand

  • Grapefruit

Any Brand

  • Orange

100% Juice – Liquid Concentrate

Buy Only:

11.5 oz cans (for women only)

Do Not Buy:

  • Juice drinks with added sugar or organic

Welch’s (yellow top only)

  • All flavors
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