Rhode Island WIC

 Food Guide

Effective October 1, 2019

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Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh

Choose any brand or any variety, including:

  • Organic
  • Sold by piece, pound, or package
  • Salad or mixed greens in a bag

Do not buy: salad bar, salad kits, party trays, herbs or spices, dried fruit, or store-cut fruit and vegetables


Frozen

Choose any brand or any variety, including:

  • Organic
  • Vegetable mixes

Do not buy: added fats, oil or butter, cheese sauce, or added flavorings or seasonings


Canned

Choose any brand or any variety, including:

  • Organic
  • Low salt and low sodium

Do not buy: light or heavy syrup, pie filling, cranberry sauce, soups, relishes, olives, pickles, glass jars, added fats, oil or butter, or added flavorings or seasonings

 


Fruit and Vegetable Benefits

  • The fruit and vegetable benefits will have a maximum dollar amount shown on your WIC Family Benefit List.
  • If your fruit and vegetable purchase costs more than the maximum dollar amount, you have the option to pay the difference with cash, EBT, SNAP, or another form of payment accepted by the store
  • If your fruit and vegetable purchase costs less than the maximum dollar amount, your balance will remain on your eWIC card. Know your benefit balance before you shop.

Juice

100% Juice

Do not buy: fruit drink, organic, added fiber, added calcium (unless specified), or refrigerated cartons

Frozen Concentrate: 11.5 – 12 oz
  • Apple
  • Apple
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
  • Pineapple Orange
  • Pineapple Orange Banana

Liquid Concentrate: 11.5 – 12 oz

  • Any Flavor

Orange, grapefruit, or pineapple juice: 11.5 – 12 ozFrozen Orange Juice100% juice, any brand, frozen concentrate

Shelf-stable bottle: 64 oz (just for children)
  • Any Flavor
  • Any Flavor
  • Any Flavor
  • Any Flavor
  • Apple
  • Apple
  • Apple
  • Apple Cranberry
  • Apple Mango
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape
  • Concord Grape
  • White Grape
  • Cranberry
  • Cranberry grape
  • Cranberry mango
  • Cranberry pomegranate
  • Cranberry raspberry
  • Pomegranate blueberry
  • Apple
  • White grape
  • White grape and peach
  • Tomato
  • Vegetable
  • Vegetable low sodium
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Tomato
  • Vegetable
  • Original
  • Low Sodium
  • Spicy hot
  • Tomato
  • Low Sodium

Protein

Canned or dried beans, peas, or lentils: 1 lb bag or 12 – 16 oz can

Choose store brand or least expensive, including:

  • Low salt and low sodium

Do not buy: refried beans or added seasonings


Tofu: 16 oz

Buy tofu only if shown on your Family Benefit List.

Do not buy: gourmet or imported

  • Lite silken
  • Silken
  • Lite silken
  • Silken
  • Organic firm
  • Firm
  • Medium Firm

Peanut Butter: 16 – 18 oz

Choose store brand or least expensive, any texture, including:

  • Low salt and low sodium

Do not buy: added flavors (honey, jelly, or marshmallow)


Canned Fish

Choose store brand or least expensive cans in oil or water

Do not buy pouches

Tuna fish: 5 oz only
  • Chunk light only
Salmon 5 – 15 oz 
  • Pink only
Sardines: 3.75 oz 
  • Added sauces or flavorings are allowed

Eggs

Choose store brand or least expensive 

  • Brown or white
  • Grade A large

Do not buy: half dozens or organic

Infant Foods

Formula

Buy the formula shown on your Family Benefit List.


Infant Cereal: 8 oz or 16 oz

Do not buy: added fruit, DHA, or ARA

  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Multi-grain
  • Barley
  • Multi-grain
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Whole wheat

Infant meat: Stage 1, 2.5 oz

For fully breastfed infants only

  • Beef and beef broth
  • Chicken and chicken broth
  • Turkey and turkey broth
  • Beef and gravy
  • Chicken and gravy
  • Turkey and gravy
  • Ham and gravy

Infant Fruits and Vegetables

Beech-Nut Fruits and Vegetables

  • Classics Stage 2: 4oz
  • Naturals Stage 1 and 2: 4oz

Gerber Fruits and Vegetables

  • Sitter 2 Pack, 4 oz each

Breakfast Cereals

All available packages 12 – 36 oz

Whole grain cereals (WG) are rich in nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals.

Do not buy: individual servings or organic

  • Creamy Wheat Hot Cereal
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Bran Flakes (WG)
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Unfrosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Toasted Oats (WG)
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Bran Flakes
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Unfrosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Toasted Oats (WG)
  • Creamy Wheat Hot Cereal
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Toasted Oats (WG)
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Bran Flakes (WG)
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Toasted Oats (WG)
  • Wheat Squares (WG)
  • Whole Grain Hot Cereal (WG)
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Bran Flakes (WG)
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Tastee Os (WG)
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Bran Flakes (WG)
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Toasted Oats (WG)
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Bran Flakes (WG)
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Unfrosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Toasted Oats (WG)
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat (WG)
  • Toasted Oats (WG)
  • Chex (WG) – Corn and Wheat
  • Chex – Rice, Cinnamon, Blueberry, and Vanilla varieties
  • Cheerios (WG) – Original and Multigrain varieties
  • Kix (WG) –  Original and Honey varieties
  • Honey Bunches of Oats (WG) – Whole Grain, Whole Grain Honey Crunch, and Vanilla varieties
  • Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted, Crispy Almonds, Apple, Cinnamon, and Strawberry varieties
  • Grape-Nuts Flakes (WG)
  • Alphabits
  • Instant Maple Oatmeal (WG)
  • Life (WG)
  • Instant Grits
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats (WG) – Original, blueberry,Strawberry, Raspberry, Vanilla Latte, and Maple Brown Sugar varieties
  • Unfrosted Mini-Wheats (WG)
  • Corn Flakes
  • Rice Krispies
  • Special K
  • Crispy Rice
  • Mini Spooners (WG) – Frosted, Strawberry Cream, and Blueberry varieties
  • Farina Original
  • Creamy Hot Wheat

Cereal size guide: 12 – 36 oz

Choose a 12 oz box or larger.

Here are way to buy 36 oz of cereal:

Dairy

Milk

Buy size and type as shown on your Family Benefit List.

  • Store brand or least expensive 
  • Whole milk, 1%, or non-fat

Do not buy: butter milk, organic, flavored milk, or raw milk

Buy these only if shown on your Family Benefit List:

  • Powdered milk
  • Evaporated milk
  • Lactose-reduced or lactose-free milk

Soy Milk

Buy these only is shown on your Family Benefit List.

Do not buy: other flavorings

 

Pacific Foods Ultra Soy, 32 oz

  • Plain

8th Continent, 64 oz

  • Plain and vanilla

Silk, 64 oz and 32 oz

  • Plain

Cheese 16 oz

Do not buy: deli cheese, individually wrapped slices, blends, organic, or imported 

Choose any brand:

  • Pre-packaged regular, low fat, or low sodium
  • Sliced, shredded, and block
  • American, cheddar, colby, monterey jack, mozzarella, muenster, swiss, and provolone

Yogurt: 32 oz container only

Whole milk, 1%, or non-fat

Do not buy: organic, or greek yogurt

Whole Grains

Bread 16 oz

Sliced loaves or rolls

Do not buy: organic


Brown rice: 14 – 16 oz

Choose store brand or least expensive, including box, bag, instant, and boil in bag.


 

Pasta 16 oz

Bag or box, must be whole grain or whole wheat. Buy any type form these brands.


Tortillas and wraps: 16 oz

Do not buy: organic

Rhode Island
Department of Health
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Health Information Line:
401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711
WIC-8 2019
THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER
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