Enjoy more Fruits and Vegetables with WIC!
November and December 2021
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 for the months of October through December 2021 for fruits and vegetables. The increase will happen automatically beginning the week of October 18th. By the end of October all participants should see the increase in their monthly cash value benefit. The easiest way to know if you received the increase is to go to the “My Benefits” section of the WICShopper app. You can also call your local WIC program to check.
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.
- Wichealth.org—Health eKitchen provides valuable resources and lots of recipes. IF unsure of your login information ask your WIC local agency
- 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.