Montana WIC Program

Approved Food List

Effective: October 1, 2022

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No organic unless specified

Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Soy Beverage, Tofu

CHEESE – Domestic

Block, Shredded, Sliced or String Cheese: Regular, low-fat or reduced fat, in 8, 16 or 32 oz. packages

Store Brand, Cache Valley, Crystal Farms, Darigold, Dutch Farms, Frigo, Joseph Farms, Kraft, Premium (Idaho), Reser’s, Sargento, Springfield or Tillamook

  • Cheddar
  • Colby-Monterey Jack
  • Colby
  • Monterey Jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Swiss

May choose any combination of the choices listed above (i.e. Cheddar Jack)

No cheese foods, products, spread, cubed, flavor added (i.e. Pepper Jack), imported, service deli, or imitation cheese products


Buy only the fat type specified on benefit

32 oz. containers (quart)

Chobani, Dannon, Darigold, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Great Value, Kroger, Lucerne, Mountain High, Open Nature, Our Family, Stonyfield, Tillamook, WinCo, Yami, Yoplait or Zoi

Plain, Strawberry, Vanilla, French Vanilla or Vanilla Bean

Greek-style approved

May be Organic

No Other Flavors


Quart or half gallon carton or aseptic container

8th Continent or Silk Pacific Soy Milk Beverage

Original flavor only

Pacific Natural Foods Ultra Soy Beverage

Plain only



Breakfast Cereals



8 – 68 ounces allowed


Essential Everyday
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crispy Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, Rice Squares, or Toasted Oats*
Food Club
ClubBran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crisp Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, Rice Squares, Toasted Oats*, or Wheat Squares*
General Mills
Cheerios* (Plain or Multigrain), Cinnamon Chex, Corn Chex, Kix*, Rice Chex, Total Original*, Wheat Chex*, or Wheaties Original*
Great Value
Bran Flakes*, Crunchy Honey Oats, Frosted Mini-Wheats*, or Rice Crispers
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Crispy Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, Rice Squares, or Tasteeos*
All Bran Complete Wheat Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Flakes Cinnamon, Crispix, Rice Krispies, Special K Original, or Frosted Mini Wheats*
Corn Flakes, Crispy Rice, or Toasted Oats*
Crispy Rice, or Frosted Mini Spooners
Our Family
Corn Flakes, Crispy Rice, or Frosted Shredded Wheat*
Grape Nuts* or Honey Bunches of Oats (Honey Roasted)
Life Multigrain* or Oatmeal Squares* (Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, or Honey nut)
Signature Select
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Corn Pockets, Crispy Rice, Frosted Mini Wheats*, Nutty Nuggets*, Rice Pockets, or Toasted Oats*
Bran Flakes*, Corn Flakes, Crispy Rice, Frosted Shredded Wheat*, or Toasted Oats*

No dried fruit

No fruit filled or flavored frosting

No plain shredded wheat biscuits

No individual servings


Specified Brands Only

12-28 oz containers (except instant oatmeal)

Cream of Rice
Cream of Wheat Regular
Cream of Wheat Whole Grain*

Instant oatmeal* – Food Club, IGA, Our Family, Kroger, Quaker, Signature Select, or WinCo
Regular or plain
11-12 oz. box of individual packets only

Whole grain cereals are marked with *

Many cereals are gluten free, please refer to the label to verify.



Whole Grain Choices


100% Whole Wheat
16, 20, or 24 oz. loaf
Essential Everyday, Franz, Great Value, Kroger, Montana’s Sweetheart, Our Family, Private Selection, Signature Select, Sara Lee Classic, Smith’s, Village Hearth, Wheat Montana, or WinCo

Whole Grain Bread

Only the choices listed below may be purchased
16, 20, or 24 oz. loaf
Montana’s Sweetheart: 12-Grain Bread, Multigrain with Flax Bread, or Whole Grain Bread
Sara Lee Classic: Delightful Healthy Multi-Grain Bread
Wheat Montana: Big Sky 12-Grain, Big Sky Cracked Wheat, Big Sky Honey Wheat, Healthy Loaf Cracked 9-Grain, Healthy Loaf High Fiber Flax and Sunflower, Healthy Loaf, Montana Multigrain, or Healthy Loaf Seed Lovers


Plain, box or bag
Regular cooking: 16 or 32 oz.
Quick or instant cooking: 14 – 16 oz.
Any Brand


8, 16, 20, 24, or 32 oz.
Yellow Corn – Mission, La Burrita, or Our Family
White Corn – Don Pancho, Guerrero, Kroger, or Our Family
Whole Wheat – Don Pancho, Essential Everyday, Guerrero, IGA, Kroger, Mission or Our Family


100% Whole Wheat
16 oz. only
Barilla, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Gia Russa, Great Value, Hodgson Mill, Italian Chef, Kroger, Our Family, Ronzoni, Signature Select, or WinCo

All shapes allowed
No enhancements like DHA or omega-3 added



Legumes Choices, Canned Fish, Eggs


Unflavored regular or natural – smooth or chunky; salted or unsalted (low sodium)
16 – 18 oz. jar
Store Brand, Adams, Peter Pan, Jif or Skippy only
No jelly, honey, honey roasted, chocolate or marshmallow crème added
No peanut butter spread or reduced fat
No enhanced 


Canned: 15-16 oz.
Dry: 16 or 32 oz. packages or Bags
Any Brand
Includes split peas and lentils
No soup mixes, flavorings or meat added (pork & beans, refried)
No cans of green or yellow beans


Available to fully breastfeeding women only

Light Tuna – water packed only, light (solid or chunk)
Pink Salmon – water packed, may
contain bones and skin
5 – 6, 7.5, 12, 14.75, and 20 oz. cans
Any brand
Plain only
No “diet” pack
No white, albacore, or yellow fin tuna
No red salmon
No “vacuum-sealed” packs


Azumaya (extra firm, firm and silken), House Foods (medium, firm, extra firm)
16 oz. calcium set blocks


Large – One dozen white “AA” or “A”
Any Brand

No brown eggs



100% Juice

64 oz. Plastic Bottles or 16 oz. Frozen Concentrate – Children

11.5 – 12 oz. Frozen Concentrate – Women

Any flavor or blend

Apple and Eve, Campbell’s, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Great Value, IGA, Juicy Juice, Kroger, Langers, Minute Maid, Motts, Northland, Ocean Spray, Old Orchard, Our Family, Signature Select, Tree Top, V-8, Welch’s, and WinCo

These brands and their products have been found to meet required levels of vitamin C
Must contain at least 80% vitamin C or 30 mg of vitamin C per milliliter
No sugar added (this includes other forms of sugars and syrups)
No juice drinks, cocktails or lite juice
No Fusion (for example V-8)
No DHA added



Infant Formula, Infant Cereal, Infant Fruits and Vegetables


Only brand, type and size specified on benefit
No substitutions at store


Oatmeal, Rice, Whole Wheat, Mixed/Multi Grain
8 and 16 oz. containers
Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best, or Gerber

Plain varieties
May be organic
No added formula, flavoring, or fruit
No squeezes, pouches, jars or packs
No enhancements like DHA, prebiotics or probiotics


Available to fully breastfed infants only

Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best or Gerber
2.5 oz. jars
Single variety meats only

May have added broth or gravy
May be organic
No squeezes or pouches
No dinners or meat sticks
No enhancements like DHA


Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best, Gerber, Happy Baby, or Wild Harvest
2, 2.5, 4, or 5 oz. containers, jars, twin packs or bulk packaging of acceptable sizes

Vegetables and Fruit – single or mixed varieties, all stages
May be organic
No squeezes or pouches
No dinners, desserts, or added cereal
No enhancements like DHA



Fruits and Vegetables

May be any brand, size or variety

May be organic
May be packaged, pre-cut, sliced, or chopped
Garlic and Sprouts are okay
No added fats, oils, or sugars (including syrups, sucrose, fructose and dextrose)
No dried vegetables or fruits
No sauces (like cheese), coatings, or packets of sauces and dressings
No herbs (like basil, cilantro, parsley)
No spices (like vanilla beans or cinnamon sticks)
Cannot be mixed with non-fruit/vegetable items (like nuts, peanuts, pasta, rice, croutons, or wanton strips)
No added salts to fruits


Fresh Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women, children and as a substitute for 9 – 11 month old infants only

No fresh salsa or guacamole
No party trays, fruit baskets, decorative vegetables and fruits, or items from the salad bar


Frozen Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women and children only

May be any package type
Vegetables may be regular or low sodium
Vegetables may be mixed with legumes


Canned Vegetables & Fruits

Available to women and children only

May be water or juice packed
May be regular or low sodium
Plain tomatoes may be diced, whole, crushed, puree, paste
Applesauce and Fruit Blends of Applesauce may be in glass jar or plastic container
No tubes, squeezes, pouches, boxes, bags, cartons, glass or plastic (except applesauce)
No legumes (beans, peas, and lentils)*
No vegetables mixed with legumes
*Canned or dry legumes can only be purchased as part of the Legume Choices benefits

Questions, call


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