Enjoy more Fruits and Vegetables with WIC!
Through September 2022!
Why is WIC providing more fruits and vegetables?
As part of the Continuing Resolution, the WIC Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for fruits and vegetables will be temporarily increased for each WIC participant over 1 year of age.
How long will I receive the increased amount for fruits and vegetables?
Your WIC benefits will be updated to include $24 for children, $43 for pregnant and postpartum women, and $47 for breastfeeding women each month until March 31, 2022 for fruits and vegetables. The increased amount will be on your benefits page in WICShopper and on your Shopping List printout. Families with more than one WIC participant over age 1 will receive $24, $43, or $47 for each child/woman.
The increased CVB amount will appear on the Shopping List for the current month of benefits only. The increased CVB amount will be added for future months on the First Date to Use (FDTU) date of the benefits.
Did you know?
If you run out of storage space for fresh fruits and vegetables, you can purchase WIC eligible frozen fruits and vegetables to store in a freezer. Also consider new food list items in cans, jars, and dried fruits to fill up the pantry!
Can WIC help me with recipes using my fruits and vegetables?
Yes! You can ask at your next WIC appointment or check out these fun resources for ideas and recipes:
- WICShopper App—Recipes Find recipes that incorporate WIC foods including fruits and vegetables. Access from your computer, or on your tablet or Smartphone using the WICShopper app or use a web browser to visit: https://ebtshopper.com/recipes.
- WICSmart – Visit www.WICSmart.com to view the “Making Recipes Work for You” and “Fruits and Veggies” videos for more ideas. Ask your Local WIC Office for your account number (if your WIC agency uses the WICSmart Nutrition Education app).
- MyPlate Kitchen Search www.myplate.gov/myplate-kitchen for a large selection of recipes, create your own cookbook, or watch videos to learn how to prepare healthy foods for your family.
- ChopChop Simple and tasty recipes you can make and enjoy with your family. Sign up for their newsletter or cooking club to receive new recipes every month. https://www.chopchopfamily.org/.
Contact your Local WIC Office if you do not see the increased amount on your benefits or if you have additional questions.