West Virginia WIC

Approved

Food List

Effective October 1, 2018

INFANT FOODS

Fruits

Included

  • ANY BRAND 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 2-ounce or 4-ounce containers only
  • Single or two pack – jars or plastic containers
  • May be organic

Not Included

  • Mixtures with cereal; infant food dinners, puddings, desserts (e.g., peach cobbler) or “delights;” varieties with DHA or ARA; infant fruits with added sugars, starches, fiber or sodium; infant fruits with yogurt; smoothies
  • 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

Vegetables

Included

  • ANY BRAND single ingredient or combinations of single ingredients (e.g., peas and carrots)
  • Any Stage (i.e. Stage 1, Stage 2, Homestyle, etc.)
  • 2-ounce or 4-ounce containers only
  • Single or two pack;  jars or plastic containers
  • May be organic

Not Included:

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

X Selling, exchanging, giving away or trading food purchased with WIC benefits is considered fraud. This could result in termination from the WIC Program.

Infant Cereal

Included

  • ANY BRAND single grain (barley, oatmeal, rice whole wheat) or mixed/multi grain
  • 8-ounce boxes or plastic containers only
  • May be organic
  • GMO or non-GMO

Not Included

  • Infant cereals containing infant formula, milk, fruit, fruit flakes,sugar or other non-cereal ingredients, (DHA, ARA, or probiotics)
  • High protein varietes
  • Infant cereal in  jars or cans
  • Variety packs or single serving cups

Infant Formula

Included

  • Formula as issued on a eWIC card

Babies are born to breastfeed. Your breast milk is all your baby needs for the first 6 months of life. 

FOR BREASTFEEDING INFANTS ONLY

Meat

Included

  • ANY BRAND infant mood meat or poultry, as a single major ingredient, with added broth or gravy
  • Any stage (i.e., stage 1, stage 2, etc.)
  • 2.5 ounce containers only
  • Jars or plastic container
  • May be organic

Not Included

  • Food combinations (e.g., meat and vegetables) or dinners (e.g., spaghetti and meatballs)
  • 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’ Entrees or Pasta Pick-ups: Beech Nut Tummy Trays or Mini-Meals; Heinz toddler foods; Nature’s Goodness Toddler Cuisine
  • Pouches

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DAIRY

Cheese

Included

  • ANY BRAND 100% natural sliced, shredded or block
  • 8 ounce or 16 ounce packages
    • Colby
    • Cheddar
    • Monterey Jack
    • Mozzarella (part-skim or whole)
    • American (pasteurized processed)
    • Swiss
    • Blends of any of these cheeses
  • Low-fat; reduced-fat; fat-free; nonfat
  • Low cholesterol; low sodium
  • Calcium fortified
  • Vitamin D fortified
  • Lactose-reduced cheese

Not Included

  • Any varieties not listed
  • Individually wrapped slices, cubes, crumbles or string cheese
  • Cheese food, cheese product, imitation cheese, cheese dips, 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
  • Packages of individual serving sizes or random weight packages
  • Organic; lactose-free cheese
  • Goat, sheep or yogurt cheese

Eggs

Included

  • ANY BRAND of ANY SIZE white chicken eggs
  • Packaged by the dozen only

Not Included

  • Brown, cage free, naturally nested, fertile free range or vegetarian fed hen eggs; powder or liquid egg mixes; egg substitutes; hard boiled
  • 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) such as Eggland’s Best

FOR CHILDREN AGE 12-23 MONTHS ONLY

Whole Milk

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, 8th Continent Vanilla Soymilk, 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 or quart size containers
  • Individual serving sizes packaged in a larger box substituted for 25.6 ounce box
  • Sweetened condensed milk; evaporated filled milk; evaporated fat free milk
  • Light or fat-free soymilk; chocolate flavored soymilk; Silk Vanilla Soymilk,
  • A1® and A2® Milk
  • Vitamite

FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AGE 2-5 ONLY

Low-Fat or Fat-Free Milk

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 
  • Soymilk: 8th Continent Regular Soymilk Original, 8th Continent Vanilla Soymilk, 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 or quart size containers
  • Individual serving sizes packaged in a larger box substituted for 25.6 ounce box
  • Sweetened condensed milk; evaporated filled milk; evaporated fat free milk
  • Light or fat-free soymilk; chocolate flavored soymilk; Silk Vanilla Soymilk,or other flavors not pictured; shelf-stable soymilk
  • A1® and A2® Milk
  • Vitamite

 

Reading your Receipt

Whole Milk Yogurt

FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AGE 2-5 ONLY

Low-Fat or Non-Fat Yogurt

32 oz Containers

 

Plain

  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Coburn Farms
  • Dannon
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Value
  • Kroger
  • Mountain High
  • Our Family
  • Weis
  • Yoplait

Vanilla

  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Coburn Farms
  • Dannon
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Value
  • Kroger
  • Mountain High
  • Our Family
  • Weis
  • Yoplait

Strawberry

  • Best Choice
  • Dannon
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Great Value
  • Our Family
  • Weis
  • Yoplait

Strawberry-Banana

  • Dannon
  • Essential Everyday
  • Great Value
  • Yoplait

Blueberry

  • Essential Everyday
  • Weis

Raspberry

  • Essential Everyday

Peach

  • Essential Everyday
  • Great Value
  • Weis
  • Yoplait

FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AGE 2-5 ONLY

Low-Fat 32 Ounce Yogurt Multipacks

Low-Fat 16 Ounce Yogurt Multipacks

HOW TO BUY 32 OUNCES OF YOGURT

Not Included

  • Yogurts sold with mix-in ingredients
  • Drinkable yogurt
  • Greek varieties of yogurt
  • Organic yogurt
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Yogurt containing artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners (i.e.,light and fit, carb master, ets.)

Grocery stores that accept WIC are not required to stock all WIC approved brands listed in this guide.

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FRUITS & VEGETABLES

FRUITS

Included

  • Fresh, whole, pre-cut or pre-chopped fruit
  • Canned or frozen fruit packed in juice in metal, paper, glass or plastic containers
  • Fruit trays and single serve options without added sugars, flavoring, fat, oil, dips, dressing, croutons, and nuts
  • Fruit in bags, plastic containers, or boxes
  • May be organic

Not Included

  • Dried fruit
  • Juice, jams, jellies or fruit spreads
  • Fruits with added sugars, sodium, flavoring, dressing,fat or oil
  • Ornamental fruits such as painted pumpkins, edible blossoms or flowers
  • Fruit baskets or fruits from the deli/salad bar
  • Fruit trays with dips
  • Fruit muffins or baked goods
  • Fruit-nut mixtures
  • Canned fruits packed in syrup
  • Fruits in gelatin or jello; sorbet; fruit chillers or fruit bars
  • Fruit snacks or roll-ups

VEGETABLES

Included

  • Fresh whole, pre-cut or pre-chopped vegetables
  • Vegetable trays or single serve options without dips, dressing, croutons, and nuts
  • Canned or frozen vegetables in metal, paper, glass or plastic containers
  • Sweet potatoes or yams
  • White, yellow, purple or red potatoes
  • Vegetables in bags, plastic containers, or boxes
  • Regular or low sodium
  • May be organic

Not Included

  • Dried vegetables
  • Vegetables with added sugars, sodium, flavoring, artificial sweeteners, dressing, fat or oil
  • Juice
  • Pickled vegetables or olives (i.e., pickles, relish, sauerkraut, etc.)
  • Condiments (i.e., catsup, salsa, chutney, guacamole, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, etc.)
  • Fresh or dried 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 (i.e., cream style corn)
  • Vegetable pasta or rice mixtures; frozen vegetable blends with sauces
  • Home-canned or home-preserved vegetables
  • Processed frozen potatoes (i.e., french fries, tater tots, twice baked potatoes, hash browns)
  • Salad kits
  • Tomato products with added herbs, spices or sugars
  • Canned beans such as pinto, great northern, navy, kidney are for purchase with legume benefits

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JUICE

FOR WOMEN ONLY

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; 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
  • Glass bottles; packages of individual serving size

Frozen Concentrate 12 oz

Applewith or without calcium

  • Always Save
  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • Hy-Top
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Our Family
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Tipton Grove
  • Valu Time
  • Weis Quality

Grape white, purple or red; with or without calcium

  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • Hy-Top
  • Kroger

Orange: with or without calcium

  • Any Brand

Pineapple:

  • Any Brand

Shelf Stable Concentrate 11.5 oz

Welch’s

  • Apple
  • Grape

FOR CHILDREN ONLY

Shelf Stable or Refrigerated

64 OZ. = 1/2 gallon

128 OZ. = 1 gallon

Apple: with or without calcium

  • Always Save
  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Value
  • Harvest Classic
  • Hy-Top
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Our Family
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Shurfine
  • Tipton Grove
  • Weis Signature
  • Weis Quality

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

  • Always Save
  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Value
  • Harvest Classic
  • Hy-Top
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Our Family
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Shurfine
  • Tipton Grove
  • Valutime
  • Weis Quality

Orange: with or without calcium

  • Any Brand

Pineapple: 

  • Any Brand

Tomato: regular or low sodium

  • Best Choice
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Food Lion
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • Hy-Top
  • IGA
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine

Vegetable: regular or low sodium

  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Diane’s Garden
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Giant
  • Great Value
  • Harvest Classic
  • Hy-Top
  • IGA
  • Kroger – Original or Spicy
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine
  • Weis Quality

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Breakfast Cereals

Included

  • Boxes or Bags
  • Cold 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
  • Variety Packs

Grocery stores that accept WIC are not required to stock all WIC approved brands listed in this guide. They will carry a reasonable variety of each type of WIC food.

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Whole Grains

BREAD

Included

  • Whole wheat and whole grain breads
  • 16, 20 or 24 ounce packages

Not Included

  • Breads not listed

16 ounces


16 or 20 ounces


20 ounces


24 ounces


16 or 24 ounce


Buns

Included

  • Whole wheat and whole grain
  • 12 to 16 ounce package

Not included

  • Buns not pictured

12 ounces


13 ounces


14 ounces


15 ounces


16 ounces


Tortillas

Included

  • Whole wheat tortillas made with whole wheat flour
  • Corn tortillas made from ground masa flour
  • 16 ounce packages only

Not Included

  • Brands or tortillas not listed
  • Flour tortillas
  • Flavored tortillas
  • Organic, refrigerated or frozen tortillas

Whole Wheat 


Corn


Brown Rice

Included

  • ANY BRAND brown rice without added sugars, fats, oils or salt
  • May be instant, boil-in-bag, quick or regular cooking
  • 14 to 32 ounce packages

Not Included

  • Organic, basmati, wild, wehani, white or jasmine rice
  • Bulgar
  • Oatmeal
  • Oats or granola
  • Barley
  • Flours
  • Seasoned or flavored rice
  • Refrigerated or frozen rice
  • Ready to serve, precooked or single serve
  • Brown rice mixed with any other rice

Pasta

Included

  • Whole wheat or whole grain
  • Without added sugars, fats, oils or salt
  • 16 ounce packages only

Angel Hair

  • Barilla – Whole Wheat
  • Hodgson Mill – Whole Wheat

Capellini

  • Racconto  – Whole Wheat

Elbows

  • Barilla  – Whole Grain
  • Giant Eagle – 100% Whole Wheat
  • Great Value – Whole Wheat
  • Hodgson Mill – Whole Wheat
  • Racconto – Whole Wheat

Farfalle

  • Racconto – Whole Wheat

Linguine

  • Barilla  – Whole Grain
  • Great Value – Whole Wheat
  • Racconto – Whole Wheat
  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest – Whole Grain

Macaroni

  • Essential Everyday  – Whole Wheat

Medium Shells

  • Barilla – Whole Grains

Penne

  • Barilla  – Whole Grain
  • Essential Everyday – Whole Wheat
  • Great Value – Whole Wheat
  • Kroger – 100% Whole Grain

Penne Rigate

  • Food Club  – Whole Wheat
  • Giant Eagle – 100% Whole Wheat
  • Racconto – Whole Wheat
  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest – Whole Grain
  • Weis – Whole Wheat

Rigatoni

  • Racconto – Whole Wheat

Rotini

  • Barilla  – Whole Grain
  • Essential Everyday – Whole Wheat
  • Giant Eagle – 100% Whole Wheat
  • Great Value – Whole Wheat
  • Kroger – 100% Whole Grain
  • Our Family – Whole Wheat
  • Racconto – Whole Wheat
  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest – Whole Grain
  • Weis – Whole Wheat

Spaghetti

  • America’s Choice – Whole Wheat
  • Barilla  – Whole Grain
  • Essential Everyday – Whole Wheat
  • Food Club – Whole Wheat
  • Giant Eagle – 100% Whole Wheat
  • Great Value – Whole Wheat
  • ‘Hodgson Mill – Whole Wheat
  • Kroger – !00% Whole Grain
  • Our Family – Whole Wheat
  • Racconto – Whole Wheat
  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest – Whole Grain
  • Weis – Whole Wheat

Spirals

  • Hodgson Mill – Whole Wheat

Thin Spaghetti

  • Barilla  – Whole Grain
  • Essential Everyday – Whole Wheat
  • Great Value – Whole Wheat
  • ‘Hodgson Mill – Whole Wheat
  • Kroger – 100% Whole Grain
  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest – Whole Grain

SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW TO BUY 32 OUNCES OF WHOLE GRAINS

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Legumes & Fish

LEGUMES

Beans

Included

  • ANY BRAND 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 (64 ounces total)

Not Included

  • Beans or canned beans with added flavoring packets or additional flavorings, sugars, fats, dyes, oils or meat
  • Soups or soup mixes
  • Organic beans; 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 are for purchase with cash value benefits only

Peanut Butter

Not available for purchase for children under two years of age

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.Includes natural peanut butter without palm oil.
  • 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, low carb 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
  • Powdered peanut butter

Peanut Butter is not recommended for children under two year of age because of the risk of choking.

Legumes and Peanut Butter Conversions

FOR WOMEN WHO AR FULLY BREASTFEEDING, PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING OR PREGNANT WITH MULTIPLES ONLY

Fish

Included

  • ANY BRAND Chunk light tuna; pink salmon
  • 5 ounce, 6 ounce or 14.75 ounce cans

Not Included

  • Sardines or Jack Mackerel; Albacore, Yellow Fin, Chunk White, Solid White, Tongol or other specialty tuna; Blueback, Chum, 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, fillet, fresh, dried, frozen or smoked fish
  • Pouches or foil packets
  • Packages of individual serving size
  • Fish and cracker combinations or fish spreads

 

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Questions?

Just call 304-558-0030

or contact your local WIC clinic

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Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating
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