LOUISIANA

Louisana WIC

Food List

Effective February 2020

Infant Foods

 

INFANT FOODS

Authorized Brands Below

  • Organic allowed in the brands below
  • Single or mixed combinations are allowed
  • Texture may range from strained through diced

Not Allowed

  • No mixtures of fruits/vegetables with cereals, added sugars, starches, artificial sweeteners

INFANT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

4 oz. container or 2 pack of 4 oz. containers

  • Beech-Nut Stage 1 and Stage 2, Organic Stage 1 and Stage 2
  • Earth’s Best Organic
  • Gerber 1st Foods Organic
  • Gerber 1st and 2nd Foods
  • Happy Baby Organics
  • Parent’s Choice
  • Tippy Toes
  • Wild Harvest

INFANT MEATS

2.5 oz. container

  • Beech-Nut Stage 1
  • Earth’s Best Organic
  • Gerber 2nd Foods
  • Tippy Toes Stage 2

INFANT CEREAL

8 oz. container

Rice, Oatmeal, Multigrain

  • Beech-Nut
  • Earth’s Best
  • Gerber

 

Milk, Soy Beverage, Eggs, Cheese

MILK

  • Children younger than 2 years old must receive whole milk. Children 2 to 5 years old and women may only receive 1% or skim milk.

Least expensive brand

Gallon and Quart

  • Homogenized
  • Fat content specified on shopping list
  • Lactose-free or lactose reduced must be on the eWIC shopping list to be allowed

Not allowed

  • Flavored milk or buttermilk

SOY BEVERAGE

Soy beverage must be on the eWIC shopping list to be allowed.

32 oz. or 64 oz.

Brands:

  • 8th Continent – Original and Vanilla
  • Pacific Ultra – Original
  • Silk – Original
  • Silk – Original Aseptic (Shelf Stable)
  • Westsoy Organic – Original and Vanilla

EGGS

Least expensive brand

  • Large, white eggs – dozen

Not allowed

  • Other sizes, advertised as low cholesterol, lowfat or specialty eggs

CHEESE

Least expensive brand

  • American, mild cheddar, medium cheddar, mozzarella (part skim) and Swiss — 8 or 16 oz.
  • Block or sliced (not individually wrapped)

Not allowed

  • Cheese products, spreads or foods, deli-purchased (sliced or weighed to order), individually wrapped, grated or shredded
Yogurt

 

32 oz. Only — Non-fat, lowfat and whole fat

Not allowed

  • Mix-in ingredients such as granola, candy pieces, honey, nuts and similar ingredients
Whole Fat


Non-fat and Lowfat

Fruits and Vegetables

Any Brand

  • Fresh, Frozen, Canned (Most Brands)

Not allowed

  • Bagged greens (e.g. lettuce, spinach, spring mixes, etc.) that contain other ingredients, such as croutons or dressing
  • Party trays or fruit baskets
  • Decorative and ornamental fruits and vegetables (e.g. garlic on a string, gourds, etc.)
  • Salad bar items
  • Dried fruit and nut mixtures
  • Nuts including peanuts
  • Herbs and spices

If the amount of the purchase is more than your allowance, you will need to pay the balance using a different form of payment.

 

Peanut Butter, Canned Fish, Beans

PEANUT BUTTER

Peanut butter must be on the eWIC shopping list to be allowed

Any brand

  • Creamy, crunchy or smooth — 16 – 18 oz. container

Not allowed

  • Flavored or with other ingredients such as jelly or honey

DRIED BEANS/PEAS

Any brand

  • Any variety — 16 oz. package

Not allowed

  • Beans with added seasonings or flavors
  • Bean soup mixes

CANNED BEANS

Any brand listed below

15-16 oz. can

  • Baby Lima Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Blackeye Peas
  • Cannelini Beans
  • Crowder Peas
  • Field Peas
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils
  • Lima Beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Purple Hull Peas
  • Red Beans
  • White Beans

Not allowed

  • Green Beans
  • Wax Beans

CANNED FISH

WIC Approved Fish must be on the eWIC shopping list to be allowed. 

Any brand

  • Tuna packed in oil or water — 5 or 6 oz. can or foil pouch
  • Pink Salmon packed in oil or water — 5 oz., 6 oz., 7.5 oz. or 14.75 oz. can or foil pouch
  • Sardines packed in oil or water — 3.75 oz. or 15 oz. can or pack
Whole Grains

100% WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

Only quantities and package sizes on your eWIC shopping list are allowed.

16 oz. package

  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Nature’s Own Life Whole Grain Wheat Sugar Free
  • Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat with Honey
  • Ozark Hearth
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Sara Lee
  • Shoppers Value
  • Wonder

24 oz. package

  • Essential Everyday
  • Market Pantry
  • Orowheat
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Private Selection 100% Whole Wheat Wide Pan Bread
  • Private Selection 100% Whole Wheat Sugar Free Bread
  • Rouses Signature

Not allowed

  • White, wheat blends, buns, rolls, bagels, frozen dough or organic varieties

BROWN RICE

Authorized Brands Below

16 oz. bag/box

  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Brookshires
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Freedom’s Choice
  • Gulf Pacific
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Mahatma
  • Market Pantry
  • Parade
  • Rouses
  • Sarita
  • SE Grocers
  • Shurfine
  • Signature Select
  • Uncle Ben’s
  • Winn Dixie

Not allowed

  • Instant, white, flavored, wild rice mixes or organic varieties

WHOLE WHEAT PASTA

Any Variety

Authorized Brands Below

16 oz. package

  • Barilla
  • Best Choice
  • Essential Everyday
  • Full Circle
  • Food Club
  • Great Value
  • Kroger
  • O Organics
  • Racconto
  • Ronzoni
  • Signature Select
  • Simple Truth

Tortillas

Authorized Brands Below

16 oz. package

  • 100% corn or whole wheat

Not allowed

  • White flour tortillas or tostadas

Juice

Single Strength

  • 100% juice
  • 48 oz. for women
  • 64 oz. for children
  • Apple, cranberry, cranberry-apple, cranberry-grape, cranberry-raspberry, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, pineapple-orange, purple grape, tomato, vegetable and white grape

Frozen concentrate (for women only)

  • 100% juice
  • 11.5-12 oz.
  • Apple, cranberry, cranberry-apple, cranberry-raspberry, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, pineapple-orange, purple grape and white grape

Not allowed

  • Added sugar

11.5-12 OZ. FROZEN CANS


64 oz. BOTTLES

 

Breakfast Cereal

Only buy brands, types and package sizes listed. Follow the guide to obtain exactly 36 oz. of  cereal.

Corn Flakes

18 oz.

  • Best Yet
  • Brookshires
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club (and 12 oz.)
  • IGA
  • Kellogg’s (and 12, 24 and 36 oz.)
  • Kiggins
  • Kroger
  • Market Pantry
  • SE Grocers
  • Signature Select
  • Shoppers Value
  • Shurfine
  • Valuetime
  • Winn Dixie

Crisp Rice (Rice Krispies)

12 oz.

  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet (and 18 oz.)
  • Brokshires
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • IGA
  • Kellogg’s (and 18 and 24 oz.)
  • Kiggins
  • Kroger
  • Malt O Meal (and 18 and 36 oz.)
  • Market Basket (only 18 oz.)
  • Market Pantry
  • SE Grocers
  • Shurfine
  • Signature Select
  • Valutime

Frosted Mini Wheats*

18 oz.

  • Best Choice
  • Best Yet
  • Brookshires
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • IGA
  • Kellogg’s (and 24 and 36 oz.)
  • Malt O Meal (and 36 oz.)
  • SE Grocers
  • Shurfine

Strawberry Frosted Mini Wheats*

18 oz.

  • Food Club
  • Malt O Meal (and 36 oz.)

Corn Squares (Corn Chex)

12 oz.

  • Best Choice
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • General Mills (and 18 oz.)
  • Great Value
  • IGA
  • Signature Select

Rice Squares (Rice Chex)

12 oz.

  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • General Mills (and 18 oz.)
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • SE Grocers

Toasted Oats* (Cheerios)

12 oz.

  • Best Yet
  • Essential Everyday
  • Essentials
  • Food Club
  • General Mills – Cherrios (and 18 oz.)
  • General Mills – MultiGrain (and 18 oz.)
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Shurfine
  • Signature Select

Crispy Hexagons (Crispix)

12 oz.

  • Best Choice 
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • IGA
  • Kellogg’s (and 18 oz.)

HOT CEREAL

Instant Oatmeal, Plain, Individual Packets*

11.8-12 oz. only

  • Brookshires
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Kroger
  • Market Basket
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Quaker
  • SE Grocers
  • Shurfine
  • Signature Select
  • Winn Dixie

Instant Grits, Plain, Individual Packets

12 oz. only

  • Brookshires
  • Essential Everyday
  • Food Club
  • Quaker
  • SE Grocers
  • Shurfine

*Indicates a whole grain cereal

 

How to Use Your eWIC Benefits

 

1. Select a Louisiana WIC authorized store with the WIC Authorized Vendor door decal

2. Choose the items you want to buy from your shopping list receipt.

  • You do not have to buy all the items on your shopping list
  • Foods can only be purchased for the valid month. Any remaining foods expire on the last day of the month.
  • You may use coupons or store customer service cards when purchasing WIC foods.
  • Rain checks for out of stock items are not allowed.

If something happens to your card call 504-568-8229 or your local WIC clinic right away.

If you have problems using your benefits, or have a complaint about a store please contact LAWICVendor@la.gov or 504-568-8229.

AT THE CHECKOUT

1. Before scanning any of the food, tell the cashier you are using an eWIC card.

2. In most cases, you will insert your eWIC Card in the Point of Sale (POS) machine and leave your card inserted until the cashier tells you to remove it.

3. Type your PIN and press the enter button on the keypad. If you do not remember your PIN, do not attempt to guess your PIN. If you enter the wrong PIN too many times, your card will be locked.

4. Your WIC items will be printed on a “mid-receipt” for your review prior to pushing the button to approve the transaction.

5. If you are purchasing non-WIC approved items, use another form of payment such as Louisiana EBT, Credit or Debit Card or cash. ALWAYS USE YOUR eWIC CARD PRIOR TO OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT.

6. The cashier will give you a receipt which show your remaining benefit balance and the benefits expire. Please keep all your receipts.

 

Reminders

WIC Food benefits are provided for the sole consumption of the enrolled participant. WIC staff and participants are expected to work together and treat each other with courtesy and respect.

Please DO NOT:
  • Verbally or physically abuse store employees, WIC Clinic staff or others in the WIC clinic 
  • Give away, sell or attempt to sell WIC food benefits or EBT card, or allow someone else to do so
  • Purposely misrepresent your circumstances to obtain WIC benefits
  • Participate in the WIC program at more than one WIC site during the same time or month in any area of the United States
  • Return WIC foods for cash, credit on non-WIC items
These are considered violation and could result in:
  • WIC disqualification
  • A bill for the full cash value of benefits improperly used
  • Prosecution under local, state or federal laws

  • Handle your WIC benefits carefully. Treat them like cash
  • Contact your local WIC clinic if any changes are needed to your food package
  • After all benefits are used, save your eWIC card! Your next benefits will be purchased with the same eWIC card. 

Buying, selling or other wise misusing WIC benefits is a crime. To report suspected abuse, call 800-424-9121 or visit www.usda.gov/oig/hotline.htm

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This information subject to change