Whole Grain Breads

100% Whole Wheat Bread & Buns

16 oz. (1 lb.) loaf or package only
Allowed brands:
– Arnold “Sliced Buns” and “Sliced Hot Dog Buns”
– Nature’s Own “Sugar Free” and “with Honey”
– Pepperidge Farm “Swirl,” “Light Style,” “Stone Ground” and “Very Thin”
– Sara Lee
– Wonder
– Any store brand

100% Whole Wheat Pasta

16 oz. (1 lb.) size only ANY BRAND, ANY SHAPE 100% whole wheat pasta (macaroni product).
“Whole wheat flour” and/or “whole durum wheat flour” must be the only flours listed in the ingredient list.
No added vegetables, sugars, fats, oils, or salt (sodium).

100% Whole Wheat Tortillas

16 oz. (1 lb.) bag only ANY BRAND 100% whole wheat tortillas “Whole wheat flour” must be the only flour listed in the ingredient list.

Corn Tortillas

16 oz. (1 lb.) bag only
Allowed brands: Essential Everyday, Best Choice, La Autentica, Panchito, Chi-Chi’s, La Banderita, Mi Tia, Daisy, La Real, Mission, Food Club
No taco shells or tortilla chips.

Brown Rice

ANY BRAND 14 to 16 oz. bag or box = 1 lb. / 28 to 32 oz. bag or box = 2 lb.
Regular, Instant, Boil-in-Bag, Basmati, Jasmine, Short Grain, and Long Grain are allowed.
No white rice or wild rice. No added ingredients such as seasonings. No rice in jars. No frozen rice.

Breakfast Cereal

9 to 36 oz. box or bag Allowed items are only those listed. No other sizes, flavors, or varieties are allowed.
Cereals with * contain 51% or more whole grain.  /  GF = Gluten Free

General Mills

Cheerios (*GF), MultiGrain Cheerios (*GF), Blueberry Chex (GF), Cinnamon Chex (GF), Corn Chex (GF), Rice Chex (GF), Vanilla (GF), Wheat Wheaties (*), Total Whole Grain (*), Berry Berry Kix (*), Honey Kix (*), Kix (*)


All Bran Complete Wheat Flakes (*), Corn Flakes, Crispix, Rice Krispies,  Special K: Original & Banana, K Protein: Original Mulit-Grain (*) & Honey Almond Ancient Grains (*), Frosted Mini-Wheats: Original (*), Little Bites (*), Filled Mixed Berry (*), Blueberry (*), Strawberry (*), Pumplin Spice (*)


Great Grains: Banana Nut Crunch (*), Crunchy Pecan (*), Grape Nuts (*), Grape Nuts Flakes (*)
Honey Bunches of Oats: Honey Roasted, Honey Roasted with Almonds, Honey Roasted with Bunches (*), Whole Grain Honey Crunch (*), Pecan & Maple Brown Sugar


Instant Grits Original, Instant Oatmeal Original (*)
Oatmeal Squares: Brown Sugar (*), Cinnamon (*), Golden Maple (*), Honey Nut (*)
Life: Original (*), Vanilla (*), Strawberry (*)
3 Minutos (*)

Malt O Meal

Hot Wheat Original, Farina Original, Frosted Mini Spooners (*), Strawberry Cream Mini Spooners (*), Crispy Rice (GF)

Any Store Brand or Ralston Foods Brand of the following:

Bran Flakes (*), Corn Flakes, Corn Squares, Biscuits, Crisps, or Bites, Crisp Rice/Crispy Rice, Crispy Hexagons (Corn & Rice), Essentially You/Toasted Rice,
Frosted Shredded Wheat/Frosted Wheat (*), Instant Grits – Original/Regular, Instant Oatmeal – Original/Regular(*) (11.8 oz.), Strawberry Frosted Shredded Wheat(*)
MultiGrain Flakes, MultiGrain Medley, Tasteeos, Spins, or Toasted Cereal(*), Nutty Nuggets/Crunchy Nuggets/Crunchy Wheat(*), Oat Crunch/Oat Wise/Oat Squares/Lively Oats
Oats & More with Almonds/Almonds & Oats, Oats & More with Honey/Honey & Oats, Rice Squares, Biscuits, Crisps, or Pockets, Toasted Oats/Tasteeos/Toasted Oat Spins/Happy O’s, Wheat Flakes, Wheat Squares, Biscuits, or Crisps(*)

Cream of Wheat or Rice

Cream of Rice: Stove Top & Instant (GF),
Cream of Wheat: Whole Grain(*), 2½ minute Instant, 1 minute & Stove Top & Instant

Keep track of the cereal balance left on your WIC EBT card. Plan your cereal purchase so you are able to use all of the ounces (oz) for the month. If you buy 12, 18, 24, and 36 oz. sizes of cereals, you will be more likely to use all of your cereal ounces.


8 oz. or 16 oz. (1 lb.) package slices, shredded, block, round, string, or cubes of cheeses listed below. Whole milk, part skim, reduced fat, lowfat, and any blends of the cheeses listed below are allowed. Non-smoked and smoked cheeses are allowed.
– American Deluxe n Monterey Jack n Muenster
– Cheddar – mild, medium, sharp & extra sharp n Provolone
– Colby n Mozzarella n Swiss
– Colby Jack n Mozzarella Cheddar
– Cheddar Jack n Mozzarella Provolone
No cheese product or cheese food. No individually-wrapped slices.
No other sizes, flavors, or varieties. No cheese with added ingredients
such as Pepper Jack. No imported cheese. No fat free cheese.

Baby Foods

Regular and Organic brands of baby cereal, baby fruits and vegetables, and baby meats are allowed including Baby Basics, Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best, Gerber, Happy Baby, Nature’s
Heart Organic, O Organics, Once Upon A Farm, Parent’s Choice, Pic Select Fresh, and Wild Harvest.

Baby Cereal

8 oz. or 16 oz. container.
Barley, MultiGrain, Oatmeal.Oatmeal Millet, Quinoa, Rice, Whole Wheat
No added ingredients such as fruit, formula, yogurt, or DHA.

Baby Fruits and Vegetables

ANY BRAND of baby fruits, vegetables, or fruit & vegetable combinations in only these sizes:
Jar: 4 oz. / Package: 8 oz. with two 4 oz. containers / Package: 4 oz. with two 2 oz. containers
May buy 128 oz. variety pack and 12 oz. starter kit.

No pouches. No added ingredients such as DHA, sugars, starches, salt, sodium, meat, poultry, cereal, noodles, rice, yogurt, raisins, granola, oatmeal,
chia, quinoa, or amaranth. No desserts, dinners, or casseroles. No toddler foods. You can buy your baby fruits and vegetables with any combination
of packages or jars that add up to the total ounces (oz) you receive per month. Here are some examples of how to buy:
64 oz. = 16 – 4 oz. jars/packages OR 8 – 8 oz. packages
128 oz. = 32 – 4 oz. jars/packages OR 16 – 8 oz. packages
256 oz. = 64 – 4 oz. jars/packages OR 32 – 8 oz. packages

Baby Meats
2.5 oz jar only.
Beef & Beef Broth/Gravy, Chicken & Chicken Broth/Gravy, Ham & Ham Gravy, Turkey & Turkey Broth/Gravy
No meat sticks.


ANY BRAND, ANY FLAVOR including Greek Yogurt Whole Milk Yogurt (for children 1 year of age)
Nonfat or Lowfat Yogurt (0 to 2% fat) (for women and children 2 years of age and older)
For each “tub” on shopping list, these sizes may be purchased:
– one 32 oz. (2 lb.) tub OR
– one 32 oz. (2 lb.) package with eight 4 oz. servings OR
– two 16 oz. (1 lb.) packages with four 4 oz. servings
No yogurt with more than 40 grams total sugars per 1 cup (8 oz.) serving, 30 grams total sugars per 3/4 cup (6 oz.) serving,
or 20 grams total sugars per 4 oz. serving. No yogurt with artificial sweeteners or stevia—many of these yogurts are called “LIGHT” yogurt.
No smoothies.


For each bag of beans on your EBT card, you can buy either a 16 oz. bag of dry beans OR 4 (four) 15 to 16 oz. cans of beans.
Each can of beans counts as 0.25 bag.
1.00 bag = 4 cans
0.75 bag = 3 cans
0.50 bag = 2 cans
0.25 bag = 1 can

Examples of beans include, but are not limited to: black beans, blackeye peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, navy beans, pink beans, pinto beans, pigeon peas, red beans, soybeans, split peas, and white beans.

Dry Beans 16 oz. (1 lb.) bag only
ANY BRAND is allowed.
No smaller sizes. No flavored, seasoned, gourmet, or soup mixes.

Canned Beans 15 to 16 oz. can only
ANY BRAND is allowed. May be with salt or reduced sodium. May have added sugar, syrup, or dextrose.
No canned green peas, green beans, wax beans, or snap beans. No soups. No chili beans, seasoned beans,
refried beans, or baked beans. No added meat, fat, oil, or artificial sweeteners.

Oatmeal or Oats

ANY BRAND Instant, Quick, Old Fashioned, or Rolled
16 oz. (1 lb.) OR 32 oz. (2 lb.) bag, box, or container
Allowed brands include:

Hodgson Mill, Bob’s Red Mill, Vitarroz, Finest Brand, Madame Gougousse, Mom’s Best, Goya, Molinera, Lakay, El Sabor, McCann’s, JCS, N’ap boule, Iberia, Ti Machan’n, Yummy

Note: 16 oz. and 32 oz. Oatmeal or Oats may be purchased as Whole Grains while 11.8 oz. and 23.7 oz. Quaker, Ralston, and store brands of Instant Oatmeal Original/Regular may be purchased as Breakfast Cereal.

100% Fruit Juice

Children receive juice in 64 fl. oz. bottles (btl), cartons, or jugs. A gallon size (128 fl. oz.) bottle of juice will count as 2 (two) 64 fl. oz. bottles. A 16 fl. oz. can of juice concentrate can be bought instead of a 64 fl. oz. bottle.
Women receive juice in 48 fl. oz. bottles (btl) or 6-pack of 8 fl. oz. cartons. A 96 fl. oz. bottle of juice will count as 2 (two) 48 fl. oz. bottles. An 11.5 or 12 fl. oz. can of juice concentrate can be bought instead of a 48 fl. oz. bottle.
Apple, Grape, Pineapple, and White Grape Juices must be labeled as 72 mg (80%) or more vitamin C per 8 fl. oz. serving OR 120% or more vitamin C per 8 fl. oz. serving when mg of vitamin C are not listed on label. May buy juice that has added calcium or vitamin D. No added sugar or syrup. No juice drinks, beverages, cocktails, or “light” juice. No juice blends.

Refrigerated Plastic Jugs or Cartons

ANY BRAND Gallon (128 fl. oz.) Orange
ANY BRAND Half-gallon (64 fl. oz.) Orange, Grapefruit: Pink, Ruby Red and White
Tropicana 6-pack of 8 fl. oz. cartons (48 fl. oz.) Orange

Plastic Bottles or Jugs

ANY BRAND 48, 64, 96, and 128 fl. oz. sizes Apple is the only allowed flavor of Juicy Juice. Note: Other Juicy Juice products such as Grape, White Grape, and Orange Tangerine
are not allowed because they are juice blends.No Apple Cider or Natural Apple Juice. No Kedem Juice. No Welch’s 96 fl. oz. size. No Welch’s with Fiber.

Frozen Concentrate

Apple, Grape, Orange, Pineapple, White, White, Grape, Grapefruit
Welch’s frozen concentrate must have yellow top.


Your shopping list will state the allowed fat level, quantity, size, and type of milk that you may purchase.
May buy calcium fortified/enriched milk or milk with probiotics such as acidophilus or bifidus if it is the LEAST EXPENSIVE AVAILABLE of that size and fat level.
No goat’s milk, nut milk, rice milk, or other grain milks.
No flavored milk, kefir, or buttermilk.

Whole Milk (for children 1 year of age)
1% Lowfat or Fat Free Milk (for women and children 2 years of age and older)
2% Reduced Fat Milk (under special circumstances for women and children)

Refrigerated Milk (*) Least Expensive Brand
(*) Gallon = gal, (*), Half-gallon = hgl, (*) Quart = qt, (*) 2 pack of gallon size = 2 gal

The following types of milk may only be purchased when listed on the shopping list:

Evaporated Milk
(*) 12 fl. oz. can evaporated milk (whole)
(*) 12 fl. oz. can fat free evaporated milk (skim)
No filled milk. No “2% lowfat” evaporated milk.

Lactose Free Milk
(*) Half-gallon = 0.50 gal, (*) 96 fl. oz. = 0.75 gal, (*) Quart = 0.25 gal

UHT Milk
(*) Quart = qt

Nonfat Dry Milk
(*) 3.2 oz. pouch (makes 1 quart) = 0.25 gal
(*) 9.6 oz. container (makes 3 quarts) = 0.75 gal
(*) 16 oz. box (makes 5 quarts) = 1.25 gal
(*) 25.6 oz. box/pouch (makes 8 quarts) = 2.00 gal
(*) 32 oz. box (makes 10 quarts) = 2.50 gal
(*) 64 oz. box (makes 20 qt) = 5.00 gal

Soy Milk or Soy Beverage
(*) Allowed refrigerated brands:
8th Continent Original – half-gallon
8th Continent Vanilla – half-gallon
Great Value Original – half-gallon
Silk Original – 64 fl. oz. or 32 fl. oz.
(*) Allowed shelf-stable brands:
Pacific Foods Ultra Soy Original – 32 fl. oz.
Silk Original – 32 fl. oz.
Half gallon (64 fl. oz.) or 2 quarts = 1 hgl
2 pack of half gallon size = 2 hgl
1 quart (32 fl. oz.) = 0.5 hgl

Fruits and Vegetables

ANY BRAND, variety, size, or mixture of fresh fruits and vegetables with no added sugar, syrup, artificial sweeteners, fat, or oil.
– Whole or cut up.
– Loose or packed in bags or plastic containers.
– Fresh garlic, onions, scallions, cassava, and yuca are allowed.

Canned (also includes plastic or glass containers)
– ANY BRAND, variety, size, or mixture of canned fruits and vegetables with no added sugar, syrup, artificial sweeteners, fat, oil, or meat.
– Canned fruit must be packed in water or fruit juice and may not have added salt.
– Canned vegetables may be with or without salt and may have added seasonings or spices.
– Applesauce with no sugar added and applesauce/fruit blends with no sugar added.
– Tomato sauce, tomato paste, whole tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and salsa with no added sugar, syrup, artificial sweeteners, fat, oil, or meat.
– Canned beans and peas such as green peas, green beans, wax beans, snap beans, and snap peas are allowed.
Note: Canned green peas and whole kernel corn may have added sugar. Mixed vegetables may include any type of bean.

– ANY BRAND, variety, size, or mixture of frozen fruits and vegetables with no added sugar, syrup, artificial sweeteners, fat, oil, meat, pasta, rice, or sauce. Frozen vegetables may be with or without salt.
– Any frozen beans or peas such as lima beans and blackeye peas are allowed.
All types of fresh, frozen, and canned potatoes are allowed as long as they have no added sugar, syrup, artificial sweeteners, fat, oil or meat.
No items from the salad bar, party trays, or fruit baskets.
No decorative fruits or vegetables, painted pumpkins, or gourds.
No herbs and spices. No minced garlic in jars. No ginger root.
No edible blossoms, flowers, or plants.
No dried or dehydrated fruits or vegetables.
No baby and toddler fruits and vegetables.
No pouches of fruit purees or fruit pulps. No frozen fruit bars.
No beverages such as fruit juice, tomato juice, and vegetable juice.
No nuts, coconuts, or fruit-nut mixtures.
No ketchup, relishes, pickles, olives, sauerkraut, or mustard.
No jelly, jams, fruit preserves, or apple butter.
No dry or canned beans/peas that are allowed in Beans category.

If the total price of the allowed fruits and vegetables selected by the WIC customer is more than the dollar limit of Fruits and Vegetables, the customer can choose to pay the difference in cash or another form of acceptable payment at check-out time. Or, the WIC customer can remove some of the fruits and vegetables from the purchase so that the cost is less than or equal to the dollar limit. If the dollar amount of the purchase is less than the dollar limit, no change is to be given to the WIC customer.

Organic products are not allowed with any WIC purchases except when buying Fruits and Vegetables and Baby Foods.
When added sugar or syrup is not allowed, this includes: sugar, sucrose, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, honey, and maple syrup. When added artificial sweeteners are not allowed, they include: Splenda® , NutraSweet® , Equal® , aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame-K.


1 dozen (doz) white chicken eggs in
large OR extra large OR jumbo
Half dozen size may be purchased.
No specialty or low cholesterol eggs. No brown eggs.

Peanut Butter

16 to 18 oz. jar only
ANY BRAND Peanut Butter Creamy, Crunchy, Chunky, Extra Crunchy, Smooth, Super Chunk, or Natural
No spreads, whipped, or reduced fat. No Peter Pan Plus, Jif Omega 3, or Simply Jif.
No Natural Jif, Peter Pan, or Skippy (these are spreads).
No added artificial sweeteners, honey, marshmallow, chocolate, or jelly

Light Tuna, Pink Salmon & Mackerel

For women who are fully breastfeeding or pregnant with more than one baby.
ANY BRAND 5 to 15 oz. can
– Light Tuna
– Mackerel
– Atlantic, Pacific Chub, or Jack
– Pink Salmon
Packed in water, spring water, or oil.

No white, albacore, or yellow fin tuna. No sockeye or red salmon. No pouches. No olive oil, lemon, flavored, gourmet, smoked, grilled, blackened, or added ingredients.

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.
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