Louisiana WIC

Approved Food List

Effective January 1, 2018

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Check the WIC food instrument for descriptions of what foods and quantities are allowed. Compare the items you’ve selected to the foods listed within on this page to ensure that only WIC-eligible items are purchased. A person buying items with a WIC food instrument must do so with the WIC food instrument in-hand. No IOUs or other promises to pay are allowed.

Eggs, Peanut Butter, Dried Bean/Peas

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Cheese, Milk, Soy Beverages

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Canned Fish

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Whole Grains

Authorized Food List Brands 

When choosing whole-grain breads, brown rice, tortillas, breakfast cereals and non-citrus juices, use the lists below to find the allowed brands. Louisiana WIC participants must select the least-expensive brand available for purchase at the store. Most Louisiana-authorized WIC stores have tags by the least expensive brands.

100% Whole Wheat Bread, 16 oz. Only

Best Choice
Essential Everyday
IGA
Kroger
Merita
Mrs. Bairds
Nature’s Own
Ozark Hearth
Sara Lee
Wonder

Brown Rice, 16 oz. Only

Best Choice
Brookshire’s
Essential Everyday
Freedom’s Choice
Great Value
Gulf Pacific
IGA
Kroger
Mahatma
Parade
Sarita
Shurfine
Signature Kitchens
Uncle Ben’s
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Tortillas, 16 oz. Only

100% Whole-Wheat or Corn
Best Choice
Brookshire’s
Celia’s
Chi-Chi’s
Essential Everyday
Great Value
Guerrero
La Banderita
Mission
Ortega
Shurfine
Tia Rosa
Tio Santi

Whole Wheat Pasta , 16 oz. Only

Albertsons O Organics
America’s Choice
Essential Everyday
Full Circle
Great Value
Hodgson Mill
Kroger
Ronzoni

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WIC Infant Foods

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Cereals

Crispy Rice, 12 oz. (18 oz. Where Indicated)

Best Choice
Essential Everyday
Foodtown
Great Value
Hy-Top
IGA
Kellogg’s (and 18 oz.)
Kiggins
Kroger
Malt-O-Meal (and 18 oz.)
Market Basket (and 18 oz.)
Market Pantry
Parade
Shurfine
Signature Kitchens
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Frosted Shredded Wheat, 18 oz. Only

Best Choice
Brookshire’s
Essential Everyday
Foodtown
Hy-Top
IGA
Kellogg’s
Kroger
Malt-O-Meal
Signature Kitchens
Shurfine

Plain Shredded Wheat, 18 oz. Only

Essential Everyday
Kellogg’s

Strawberry Frosted Shredded Wheat, 18 oz. Only

Essential Everyday
Malt-O-Meal

Corn Flakes, 18 oz. (12 oz. Where Indicated)

Best Choice
Brookshire’s
Essential Everyday
Food Town
Hy-Top
IGA
Kellogg’s (and 12 oz.)
Kiggins
Kroger
Malt-O-Meal
Parade
Shurfine
Signature Kitchens
Valutime
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Crispy Hexagons, 12 oz. (18 oz. Where Indicated)

Crispix (and 18 oz.)
Essential Everyday
Foodtown
IGA Crispy Corn and Rice
Market Basket Crispy Hexx

Toasted Oats, 12 oz. (18 oz. Where Indicated)

Cheerios (and 18 oz.)
Essential Everyday
Great Value (and 18 oz.)
Kroger
Shurfine
Signature Kitchens (and 18 oz.)
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

 

Corn and Rice Squares, 12 oz. (18 oz. Where Indicated)

Essential Everyday
Food Club
General Mills (and 18 oz.)
Great Value
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Instant Oatmeal: Unflavored, Individual Packs: 11.5 – 12 oz. Only

Brookshire’s
Essential Everyday
Hy-Top
Kroger
Market Basket
Parade
Piggly Wiggly
Quaker
Signature Kitchens
Shurfine
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Instant Grits: Plain, Individual Packs: 12 oz. Only

Brookshires
Essential Everyday
Quaker
Shurfine
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

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Juices

Non-Citrus Juices

Vegetable Juice, 64 oz. (48 oz. Where indicated)

Best Choice
Brookshire’s
Diane’s Garden
Essential Everyday
Great Value
Kroger
Hy-Top
IGA
Parade (and 48 oz.)
Shurfine (48 oz. only)
Signature Kitchens
V-8
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Apple, 64 oz. (48 oz. Where Indicated)

Apple and Eve (and 48 oz.)
Best Choice
Brookshire’s (and 48 oz.)
Essential Everyday
Freedom’s Choice (only 48 oz.)
Great Value
Hy-Top (and 48 oz.)
IGA
Juicy Juice (and 48 oz.)
Kroger
Lucky Leaf
Mott’s
Parade (and 48 oz.)
Seneca (and 48 oz.)
Sesame Street – Big Bird
Shurfine
Signature Kitchens
Tipton Grove
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Purple Grape, 64 oz. (48 oz. Where Indicated)

Always Save (and 48 oz.)
Best Choice
Brookshire’s
Essential Everyday
Great Value
Hy-Top
IGA
Juicy Juice (and 48 oz.)
Kroger
Parade (and 48 oz.)
Signature Kitchens
Shurfine
Valu Time
Welch’s (and 48 oz.)
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Cranberry Grape, 64 oz. (48 oz. Where Indicated)

Apple and Eve
Best Choice
Food Club
Great Value
Langers
Northland (and 48 oz.)
Signature Kitchens
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

White Grape, 64 oz. (48 oz. Where Indicated)

Best Choice
Brookshire’s
Essential Everyday
Great Value
Hy-Top
IGA
Juicy Juice
Kroger
Parade (and 48 oz.)
SE Grocers
Sesame Street- Grover
Shurfine
Signature Kitchens
Welch’s
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Cranberry, 64 oz. (48 oz. Where Indicated)

Apple and Eve (and 48 oz.)
Best Choice
Essential Everyday
Great Value
Kroger
Northland (and 48 oz.)
Signature Kitchens
Shurfine
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Apple Frozen Concentrated, 11.5-12 oz.

Always Save
Best Choice
Essential Everyday
Fiesta
Food Club
Great Value
Hy-Top
IGA
Kroger
Parade
Shurfine Western
Tipton Grove
Welch’s
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

Purple Grape Frozen Concentrated, 11.5-12 oz.

Essential Everyday
Food Club
Kroger
Welch’s
Winn Dixie/SE Grocers

White Grape Frozen Concentrated, 11.5-12 oz.

Welch’s

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Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

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Buying, selling or otherwise misusing WIC benefits is a crime.

To report suspected abuse, call (800) 424-9121 or visit visit www.usda.gov/oig/hotline.htm.

Manufacturer’s coupons and any store promotions can be used with WIC food
instruments, including free food (such as buy one get one free offers).
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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