West Virginia WIC

Approved

Food List

Effective July 2015

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Infant Formula, Food and Cereal

Infant Foods

FRUITS

Included:

  • Single ingredient or combinations of single ingredients, may have added fruit juice, (e.g., apples-pears; apples-mango-kiwi).
  • Any Stage (i.e. Stage 1, Stage 2, Homestyle, etc.) in 4-ounce containers ONLY.
  • Single or two pack – jars or plastic containers.

Not Included:

  • Mixtures with cereal; Infant food dinners, puddings, desserts (e.g., peach cobbler) or “delights”; Organic infant fruits; Varieties with DHA or ARA; Infant fruits with added sugars, starches or sodium; Infant fruits with yogurt
  • Fresh fruits; Gerber Graduates fruit dices, fruit puffs, yogurt melts, wagon wheels, fruit and cereal bars, mini fruits, fruit strips or fruit twists; Beech Nut Let’s Grow yogurt nibbles; Heinz toddler foods
  • Pouches

MEAT

For Breastfeeding Infants Only

Included:

  • Infant food meat or poultry, as a single major ingredient, with added broth or gravy.
  • Any Stage (i.e. Stage 1, Stage 2, etc.) in 2.5 ounce containers ONLY.
  • Jars or plastic containers.

Not Included:

  • Food combinations (e.g., meat and vegetables) or dinners (e.g., spaghetti and meatballs); Organic meats; Varieties containing DHA or ARA; Infant meats with added sugars, starches or sodium
  • Chicken sticks, turkey sticks or meat sticks; Gerber Graduates Lil’ Meals, Lil’ Sides, Lil’ Entrées or Pasta Pick-ups; Beech Nut Tummy Trays or Mini-meals; Heinz toddler foods; Nature’s Goodness Toddler Cuisine
  • Pouches

VEGETABLES

Included:

  • Single ingredient or combinations of single ingredients (e.g., peas and carrots) vegetables.
  • Any Stage (i.e. Stage 1, Stage 2, Homestyle, etc.) in 4-ounce containers ONLY.
  • Single or two pack – jars or plastic containers.

Not Included:

  • Organic infant vegetables; Infant food dinners; Infant vegetables with added sugars, starches or sodium; Varieties containing DHA or ARA
  • Fresh vegetables; Gerber Graduates vegetable dices, veggie puffs, or wagon wheels; Heinz toddler foods
  • Pouches

Infant Cereal

Included:

  • Dry cereal containing a minimum of 45mg of iron per 100g.
  • Single grain (barley, oatmeal, rice, whole wheat) or mixed/multi-grain.
  • 8-ounce boxes or plastic containers ONLY.

Not Included:

  • Infant cereals containing infant formula, milk, fruit, sugar or other non- cereal ingredients (DHA or ARA); “Organically grown” infant cereals.
  • Infant cereal in jars or cans.

Infant Formula

Included:

  • Formula as issued on an eWIC card.

Not Included:

  • Non-contract standard milk-based or standard soy-based infant formulas
  • Low-iron infant formula

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Milk, Cheese & Eggs

Milk

CHILDREN AGE 12-23 MONTHS

Least Expensive Brand

Included:

  • Whole milk in white, chocolate, or lactose free varieties.
  • If requested – evaporated milk fortified with Vitamin D in 12-ounce cans ONLY.
  • Soymilk: 8th Continent Regular Soymilk Original, Pacific Ultra Original Soymilk, and Silk Original Soymilk.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN AGE 2-5

Included:

  • Low fat (1%) or Fat free (Skim) milk in white, chocolate, or lactose free varieties.
  • If requested – nonfat dry milk in 25.6-ounce or 9.6-ounce boxes only.
  • Soymilk: 8th Continent Regular Soymilk Original,Pacific Ultra Original Soymilk, and Silk Original Soymilk.

Not Included:

  • Reduced Fat (2%), Super Skim, Ultra Skim; Almond Milk; Coconut Milk; Cultured milk such as buttermilk; Shelf-stable milk; Goat’s milk; Rice milk; Milk with added soy protein, plant sterols, DHA, ARA and/or Omega 3; Tofu; Organic milk; Fruit flavored milk; Other non-dairy or raw milk.
  • Packages of individual serving size; Glass containers; Pint size containers. Two (2) – 1/2 gallons substituted for a gallon Two (2) quarts substituted for a 1/2 gallon or Four (4) quarts substituted for a gallon.
  • Individual serving sizes packaged in a larger box or 9.6-ounce boxes substituted for 25.6-ounce box.
  • Sweetened condensed milk; Evaporated filled milk; Evaporated fat free milk.
  • Light or fat free soymilk; Vanilla or chocolate flavored soymilk.

Reading your Receipt

Cheese

Included:

100% natural sliced, shredded or block 16 ounce packages:

  • Colby
  • Cheddar
  • Monterey Jack
  • Mozzarella (part-skim or whole)
  • American (pasteurized processed)
  • Blends of any of these cheeses

Low fat; Reduced fat; Fat free; Low cholesterol; Low sodium; Calcium fortified; Vitamin D fortified; and Lactose-reduced cheese

Not Included:

  • Any varieties not listed above. Cheese food, cheese product, imitation cheese, cream cheese or cheese spread; Cheese with pepper, pimento, added herbs, spices, seasonings or flavorings (wine or smoked); Cheese with added probiotics, DHA or AHA (e.g., Live Active, etc); Cheese made with raw milk
  • Deli or imported cheese; Kosher cheese
  • Individually wrapped slices, cubes, crumbles or string cheese; Packages of individual serving sizes
  • Organic; Lactose-free cheese
  • Two (2) 8 oz. packages substituted for a 16 oz. package.

Eggs

Included:

  • Any grade of ANY SIZE white chicken eggs
  • Packaged by the dozen ONLY

Not Included:

  • Brown, cage free, naturally nested, free range or vegetarian fed hen eggs; Dried or liquid egg mixes; Egg substitutes
  • Antibiotic free or growth hormone eggs; Organic, reduced cholesterol, or reduced saturated fat eggs; Specialty eggs
    (including pasteurized or fortified/enriched with Vitamin E, DHA or Omega 3)

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Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits

Included:

  • Any variety of fresh whole, pre-cut or pre-chopped fruit, including fruit trays and single serve options without added sugars, flavoring, fat, oil, dips, dressing, croutons, and nuts. This includes fruit in bags, plastic containers, or boxes.
  • Participant may pay additional cost over the maximum amount of the eWIC Benefit Balance, with cash, check, SNAP (Food Stamp Card), credit or debit card. No cash or credit for any unused portion of the WIC benefit will be given.

Not Included:

  • Any variety of canned, frozen or dried fruit; Pre-packaged fruit in their own juice (i.e. Dole Naturals, Dole Fruit Bowls, etc.); Juice; Jams, jellies or fruit spreads; Fruits with added sugars, sodium, flavoring, dressing, fat or oil.
  • Ornamental fruits such as painted pumpkins or edible blossoms; Fruit baskets or fruits from the deli/salad bar; Fruit trays with dips; Fruit muffins or baked goods; Fruit-nut mixtures.

Vegetables

Included:

  • Any variety of fresh whole, pre-cut or pre-chopped vegetables, including vegetable trays or single serve options without dips, dressing, croutons, and nuts. Sweet potatoes; white, yellow, purple or red potatoes; or yams. This includes vegetables in bags, plastic containers, or boxes.
  • Participant may pay additional cost over the maximum amount of the eWIC Benefit Balance, with cash, check, SNAP (Food Stamp Card), credit or debit card. No cash or credit for any unused portion of the WIC benefit will be given.

Not Included:

  • Any variety of canned, frozen or dried vegetables; Vegetables with added sugars, sodium, flavoring, dressing, fat or oil; Juice; Pickled vegetables or olives (i.e. pickles, sauerkraut, etc.); Condiments (i.e. catsup, salsa, chutney; guacamole, pasta sauce, etc.); Herbs or spices; Soups.
  • Ornamental vegetables such as chilies on a string, gourds or edible blossoms; Vegetable trays with dip; Vegetable baskets or vegetables from the deli/salad bar; Vegetable muffins or baked goods; Creamed, sauced or breaded vegetables.

Chart for Purchasing Fruits and Vegetables

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Juice

Juice

Included:

  • Pasteurized 100% unsweetened fruit juice or vegetable juice.
  • Cans, plastic containers or cartons ONLY.

Not Included:

  • Juice with added sugar or sugar substitutes; Fruit and/or vegetable juice blends; Juicy Juice; Welch’s; Grapefruit juice; Juice drinks or cocktails; Juice with carbonation; Sports drinks; Ciders; Lemon or lime juice; Organic juices; Fresh juice; Infant juice; V-8 Splash or Fusion varieties.
  • Shelf-stable concentrate; Glass bottles; Packages of individual serving size.

Frozen Concentrate

12 oz. – for women only

Applewith or without calcium

  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • Hy Top
  • Kroger
  • My Essentials (Food Lion)
  • Our Family
  • Tipton Grove
  • Valutime
  • Weis From the Fields

Grape white, purple or red; with or without calcium

  • Essential Everyday
  • Good Club
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • Hy Top
  • Kroger
  • Sunrise Valley

Orange: with or without calcium

  • Any Brand

Pineapple:

  • Any Brand

SHELF STABLE OR REFRIGERATED

64 OZ. = 1/2 gallon – for children only

Apple: with or without calcium

  • Best Yet
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Value
  • HyTop
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • My Essentials (Food Lion)
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine
  • Smart Sense
  • Tipton Grove Weis 5 Star
  • Weis Quality

Grape: white, purple, or red; with or without calcium

  • Best Yet
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Value
  • HyTop
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine
  • Smart Sense
  • Tipton Grove
  • Valutime
  • Weis Quality

Orange: with or without calcium

  • Any Brand

Pineapple: 

  • Any Brand

Tomato: rregular or low sodium

  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • HyTop
  • IGA
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine

Vegetable: regular or low sodium

  • Best Yet
  • Diane’s Garden
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • HyTop
  • Kroger – Original or Spicy
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine
  • Smart Sense
  • Weis Quality

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Breakfast Cereals

Breakfast Cereals

Included:

  • Boxes or Bags
  • Colds Cereal in 12 to 36  ounce boxes or bags.
  • Hot Cereal in 11-36 ounce boxes.

Not Included:

  • Single serving boxes or packet except Quaker Instant Oatmeal
  • Organic cereals

General Mills:

Cheerios*

Go Diego Go*

Honey Kix*

Multigrain Cheerios*

Berry Berry Kix*

Rice Chex

Dora Explorer*

Kix*

Corn Chex

Kellogg’s:

Corn Flakes

Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites*

Special K†

Crispix

Rice Krispies Gluten Free

Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit Raisin*

Frosted Mini-Wheats Original*

Rice Krispies

Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit Raspberry*

Malt-O-Meal:

Chocolate Hot Wheat Cereal†

CoCo Wheats†

Mini Spooners Blueberry*† or Strawberry Cream*†

Quaker:

Instant Oatmeal Original only (Individual packets)*

Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon*†

Quaker Life Original Only*

Oatmeal Squares Golden Maple*†

Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar*†

Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut*†

Post:

Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Honey Crunch*

Honey Bunches of Oats Cinnamon

Honey Nut Shredded Wheat*

Honey Bunches of Oats Vanilla Bunches*

Honey Bunches of Oats

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch*

Alpha-Bits*

My Essentials (Food Lion):

Strawberry Frosted Shredded Wheat*

Our Family:

Shredded Wheat Strawberry Cream Frosted*†

Sunbelt:

Simple Granola*

Kroger:

Frosted Shredded Wheat Strawberry Cream*†

Frosted Shredded Wheat Blueberry*†

B&G:

Cream of Wheat Healthy Grain Instant*

Cream of Wheat Whole Grain 2 1/2 Minute*

Food Club:

Frosted Shredded Wheat Strawberry Cream*

*Minimum of 51% whole grain

†Source of 100% Daily Value of Folic Acid

How to buy 36 ounces of cereal

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Whole Grains

Whole Grains

BREAD & BUNS

Included:

  • Whole wheat and whole grain breads and buns that meet health requirements and are labeled as a “whole grain food with moderate fat content,” 16-ounce packages ONLY.

 

Not Included:

  • Brands or breads not listed; Breads that don’t list whole grain as the primary ingredient; Bakery/deli whole grain or multigrain breads; Organic bread.

Breads


  • Arnold Stone Ground 100% Whole Wheat
  • Bimbo 100% Whole Wheat
  • Essential Everyday 100% Whole Wheat
  • Food Lion 100% Whole Wheat
  • Giant 100% Whole Wheat
  • Giant Eagle Whole Wheat
  • Kern’s 100% Whole Wheat
  • Kroger 100% Whole Wheat
  • Nature’s Own 100% Whole Grain Sugar Free
  • Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat with Honey
  • Nickles 100% Whole Wheat
  • Pepperidge Farm 100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl w/Raisins
  • Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Jewish Rye Seeded
  • Pepperidge Farm Light Style 100% Whole Wheat
  • Pepperidge Farm Very Thin 100% Whole Wheat
  • Roman Meal SunGrain 100% Whole Wheat
  • Sara Lee Classic 100% Whole Wheat
  • Schmidt’s Old Tyme 100% Whole Wheat
  • Schwebei’s 100% Whole Wheat
  • Weight Watchers 100% Whole Wheat

Buns


  • Arnold OR Brownberry  100% Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns
  • Sara Lee  Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns
  • Arnold OR Brownberry 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • Pepperidge Farm Soft 7 Grain Hamburger Buns

Tortillas

Included:

  • Whole wheat tortillas with whole grain as the primary ingredient, 16-ounce packages ONLY.

Not Included:

  • Brands or tortillas not listed; Tortillas that don’t list whole grain as the primary ingredient; Flour or corn tortillas.

Whole Wheat Tortillas


  • Carlita 100% Whole Wheat
  • Celia’s Whole Wheat
  • Chi-Chi’s Whole Wheat Fajita Style
  • Don Pancho  Whole Wheat
  • Food Club Whole Wheat
  • Giant  Whole Wheat
  • Giant Eagle Whole Wheat
  • Kroger 100% Whole Wheat
  • La Banderita Whole Wheat
  • Mi Casa  100% Whole Wheat
  • Mission 100% Whole Wheat Flour
  • Nature’s Promise All Natural Whole Wheat
  • Ortega Whole Wheat
  • Our Family Whole Wheat Flour
  • Pepito Whole Wheat

Rice

Included:

  • Any brand brown rice without added sugars, fats, oils or salt. May be instant, quick, or regular cooking, 16-ounce packages ONLY.

Not Included:

  • Basmati, wild, wehani, white or jasmine rice; Bulgar; Oatmeal; Barley; Granola; Flours; Pasta; Couscous.

How to buy 32 ounces of whole grains

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Legumes & Fish

Legumes

BEANS

Included:

  • Dried beans, lentils or peas in any variety, including any combination of varieties. 16-ounce bag ONLY.
  • Any brand of any type of canned bean, including fat free refried beans, without added sugars, fats, oils or meats. May be low sodium. Canned beans may be chosen for dried beans as listed on eWIC Benefit Balance. Combination not to exceed four (4)
    15-16 oz cans ONLY.

 

Not Included:

  • Beans with added flavoring packets or additional flavorings; Soups or soup mixes; May not contain added sugars, fats, dyes, oils or meat; Organic; Boxes of beans; Bulk or loose beans; Raw or roasted nuts.
  • Baked beans or pork and beans; Canned chili; Gourmet style peas or beans; Hummus; Varieties such as green beans, green peas, snap beans, orange beans, wax beans and edamame-style soy beans; Canned beans with added sugars, fats, oils or meats; Soups.

PEANUT BUTTER

Included:

  • Any brand of commercially prepared, pre-packaged variety of plain, low sugar or low-sodium peanut butter, including smooth, crunchy or extra crunchy, and chunky styles.
  • 16-18 ounce package ONLY.

Not Included:

  • Whipped peanut butter; Combinations including those with jelly, honey, chocolate, marshmallow or flavors added; Other nut butters (i.e. almond, soy, sesame sunflower, cashew, hazelnut, etc); Reduced fat, fat free, or peanut spreads; Organic; Honey roasted or honey nut peanut butter; Specialty or gourmet peanut butter; Peanut butter with added nutrients such as vitamin E, DHA or ARA.
  • Packages of individual serving size, including tubes, slices or “To Go” containers; Bulk or fresh ground peanut butter.

*Not recommended for children under two year of age because of the risk of choking.

*Not available for purchase with WIC Benefits for children under two years of age. 

Canned Fish

For Women who are Fully Breastfeeding or Pregnant with Multiples ONLY.

Included:

  • Chunk light tuna. Pink salmon
  • 30 ounces total
  • Combination to add up to 30 ounces in 5-ounce cans ONLY

 

Not Included:

  • Sardines or Jack mackerel; Albacore, Yellow Fin, Chunk White, Solid White, Tongol or other specialty tuna; Blueback, Sockeye, Red, King, Wild or Coho salmon.
  • Flaked or grated; Low sodium; Select, fancy and/or solid; Organic; Fish with added flavorings, spices or ingredients other than salt, oil or water; Gourmet, filet, fresh, dried, frozen or smoked fish.
  • Pouches or foil packets; Packages of individual serving size; Fish and cracker combinations.

PEANUT BUTTER

Included:

  • Any brand of commercially prepared, pre-packaged variety of plain, low sugar or low-sodium peanut butter, including smooth, crunchy or extra crunchy, and chunky styles.
  • 16-18 ounce package ONLY.

Not Included:

  • Whipped peanut butter; Combinations including those with jelly, honey, chocolate, marshmallow or flavors added; Other nut butters (i.e. almond, soy, sesame sunflower, cashew, hazelnut, etc); Reduced fat, fat free, or peanut spreads; Organic; Honey roasted or honey nut peanut butter; Specialty or gourmet peanut butter; Peanut butter with added nutrients such as vitamin E, DHA or ARA.
  • Packages of individual serving size, including tubes, slices or “To Go” containers; Bulk or fresh ground peanut butter.

*Not recommended for children under two year of age because of the risk of choking.

*Not available for purchase with WIC Benefits for children under two years of age. 

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Questions?

Just call 304-558-0030

or contact your local WIC clinic

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