Enjoy more Fruits and Vegetables with WIC!
Through March 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 have been updated through March 2022 to include $24 for children, $43 for pregnant and postpartum women, and $47 for breastfeeding women each month for fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. Families with more than one WIC participant over age 1 will receive $24, $43, or $47 for each child/woman.
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.
- FruitsAndVeggies.org—offers simple ways to add more fruits and veggies to your day. We offer expert advice, nutrition and storage information, shopping tips, healthy menus and recipes, kid-friendly recipes and healthy tips, as well as ways to save money using fruits and veggies.
- 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/.