Connecticut WIC

Approved

Food Guide

Effective June 2016

Dairy

Milk, Soy Milk, Goat’s Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Tofu, Yogurt

Juice

Bottled Juices, Vegetable Juices, Refrigerated Juices, Juice Concentrate

Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh, Frozen, and Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Infant Products

Infant Formula, Infant Cereal, Infant Food

Cereal

Hot Cereal, Cold Cereal

Bread and Whole Grains

Bread, Tortillas, Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Pasta

Proteins

Peanut Butter, Dried Beans, Peas and Lentils, Canned Beans and Peas, Canned Fish

Dairy, Eggs and Tofu

 Milk

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Buy:

  • Purchase size and type shown on the WIC Family Benefits List
  • Fluid milk: Fat Free, 1% Lowfat, 2% Reduced Fat, Whole Milk

No:

Buttermilk, organic, flavored or raw milk

Soy Milk

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Buy:

 

  • 64 oz/Half gallon, refrigerated
  • 8th Continent Original
  • Silk Original
  • Pacific Ultra Soy Original Non-Diary Beverage (shelf stable) 32 oz

Additional Milk Choices Available:

  • Lactose Reduced/Lactose free milk: 64 oz/half gallon paper carton: Skim, 1%, Whole
  • Evaporated milk: 12 oz can – Fat Free, 2% or Whole milk
  • Kosher Milk: 2%, Whole milk, Skim
  • Nonfat Dry milk: 9.6 oz box
  • UHT (shelf stable) milk: Unflavored, 1%, 2%, or Whole
  • Goat’s Milk Meyenberg (canned, packets, fluid quarts)

 

Cheese

Buy:

  • One package only, 16 oz/1 lb (or as specified on your Family Benefit List)
  • Any brand: American, Colby, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Mozzeralla, Muenster
  • Fat Free Mozzarella, prepackaged: Calabro, Polly-O

No:

Deli, individually wrapped slices, shredded or string cheese, cheese food, cheese product or spreads, cream cheese or cottage cheese, imported, flavored, organic cheese

Eggs

White and Brown Eggs

Buy:

  • Large, 1 dozen, carton
  • White or brown

No:

Organic eggs

Tofu

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Buy:

  • Plain, 14-16 oz package
  • Nasoya: Cubed, Super Firm, Firm, Lite Firm, Lite Silken, Silken, Soft
  • Azumaya: Firm, Extra Firm
  • Nature’s Promise: Firm, Extra Firm

In order to recieve the full benefit of tofu purchase 16 oz packages.

Yogurt

yogurt

Buy:

  • 1 quart or 32 oz container only
  • Plain or vanilla flavored only
  • Non-fat or Low fat
  • Whole fat/whole milk yogurt (for children 1 – 2 years old)

Brands allowed:

Whole Milk:

Plain

Axelrod

Butterworks Farm

Dannon All Natural

Desi Natural Dahi

La Yogurt Probiotic

Green Mountain Creamery

Shoprite

Stonyfield Farm

Vanilla

Shoprite

Stonyfield Farm


Low Fat:

Plain

Axelrod

Best Yet

Coburn Farms

Crowley

Dannon All Natrual

Desi Natural Dahi

Lala

Shur Fine

Price Rite

Stop & Shop

Stonyfield Farm Smooth

Vanilla

Axelrod

Best Yet

Big Y

Coburn Fams

Crowley Classic

Dannon All Natural

Dannon Light & Fit

Essential Everyday

Friendhship

Great Value

La Yogurt

La Yogurt Probiotic

Lucerne Dairy Farms

Market Pantry

My Essentials

Price Chopper

Price Rite

Stonyfield Farm Smooth French

Yoplait Grande


Non Fat/Fat Free:

Plain

Axelrod

Best Yet

Big Y

Butterworks Farm

Cabot

Dannon All Natural

Dannon

Essential Everyday

Fit & Active

Food Club

Great Value

Green Mountain Creamery

Lucerne Dairy Farms

Market Pantry

My Essentials

Price Chopper

Shur Fine

Shop Rite

Stonyfield Farm Smooth

Stop & Shop

Yoplait

Vanilla

Axelrod

Best Yet

Big Y

Brown Cow

Butterworks Farm

Green Mountain Creamery

J&J Kosher

La Yogurt

Lucerne Diary Farms Light

Market Pantry Non Fat Light

Market Pantry

My Essentials

Price Chopper

Stonyfield Farm Smooth French

Stop & Shop

Shop Rite

No:

Greek or organic yogurt, no artificial sweetners

Juices

Juice balances of 47.9 oz or less cannot be redeemed. Remember a 12 oz can of concentrate equals 48 oz of juice.

Ways to purchase your full amount:

  • If you have a total of 96 oz of juice to get the full amount purchase 2 cans of 12 oz concentrate
  • If you have a total of 128 oz of juice to get the full amount purchase 2    64 oz bottles
  • If you have a total of 240 oz of juice purchase 2 cans of 12 oz concentrate and 2 64 oz bottles of juice.  Or if you prefer bottles you can buy 3  64 oz bottles  and 1 can of 12 oz concentrate to reach your full benefit.

Bottled Juice

Buy:

  • 100% juice only
  • 64 oz plastic bottles

National Brands

  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • All 100% juice mixtures
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • All 100% Juice Mixtures
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Alll varieties
  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple

Store Brands

  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • Juice A Lot All 100% juice mixtures
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Pineapple
  • Purple Grape
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Purple Grape
  • All 100% juice mixtures
  • Apple
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Purple Grape
  •  All 100% juice mixtures
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Purple Grape
  • Juice mixtures
    • Grape
    • Fruit Punch
    • Berry
    • Cherry
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • All 100% juice mixtures
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Purple Grape
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Purple Grape
  • Pineapple
  • All 100% juice mixtures
  • Apple
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Purple Grape
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Purple Grape
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends
  • Pineapple
  • All 100% Juice mixtures
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • Apple
  • Apple
  • White Grape
  • Purple Grape
  • Grapefruit Juice/Blends

No:

Juice cocktail, beverages, drinks or juice with added sugar or sweeteners.

Vegetable Juices

64 oz plastic containers

  • Low Sodium Vegetable Juice
  • Low Sodium Vegetable Juice
  • Low Sodium Tomato Juice

Refrigerated Juice

100% Orange Juice – 64 oz or 128 oz

Juice Concentrate

11.5 – 12 oz

Frozen

  • Best Yet
  • Clear Value
  • Food Club
  • Great Value
  • HY-TOP
  • IGA
  • Langers
  • Market Pantry
  • Old Orchard
  • Parade
  • Price Chopper
  • Seneca
  • ShopRite
  • Shurfine
  • Stop & Shop
  • Tipton Grove
  • Tree Top
  • Valu Time
  • Best Yet
  • Great Value
  • Langers
  • Market Pantry
  • Old Orchard
  • Seneca
  • ShopRite
  • Stop &Shop
  • Welch’s
  • Any Brand
  • Any Brand
  • Orange Juice with Calcium (for women only)

Juice Mixtures

  • All Flavors Dole 100% Juice
  • Great Value
  • Langers
  • Market Pantry
  • Old Orchard
  • Welch’s 100 % (yellow cap)
  • Dole
  • Langers
  • Old Orchard
  • Market Pantry

Non-Frozen Concentrate

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  • All varieties

Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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Buy:

  • Any variety
  • May be sold by the piece, package or pound
  • Whole or cut
  • Bagged salad mixes, bagged vegetables

No:

Items from the salad bar, party trays, dried fruit, fruit snacks, fruit rollups, herbs, spices, olives

 

Frozen Fruits 

Buy:

  • Any brand/variety and size
  • Any plain fruit, plain fruit mixtures

Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables

Buy:

  • Any brand/variety and size
  • Any plain vegetable, plain vegetable mixtures

No:

Added sweeteners, sugar, syrup, fats, oils, french fries, hash browns, tater tots or other shaped potatoes.

Must not be packed with sauce, pasta or rice

Canned Fruits

Buy:

  • Any brand and size
  • May be packed in water or juice

No:

Added sweeteners, sugars, syrup, added fats, oils, salt, cranberry sauce, pie fillings, fruit cocktail

 

Canned Tomato Sauce

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Buy:

  • Plain canned tomato sauce/plain spaghetti sauce

No:

Added sweeteners, sugars, syrup, added fats, oils

Canned Vegetables

Buy:

  • Any brand and size
  • May be regular or lower in sodium

No:

Added sweeteners, sugars, syrup, added fats, oils, pickled (vegetables), creamed or sauced vegetables, baked beans, pork & beans, soups, ketchup, relishes, olives

How to Use Your Fruit and Vegetable Benefit
The Fruit and Vegetable benefits will have a minimum dollar amount, shown on your WIC Family Benefits List.          
If your fruit and vegetable purchase costs more than the maximum dollar amount, you have the option to pay the difference with cash, EBT, SNAP, or another form of payment accepted by the store.
If your fruit and vegetable costs less than the maximum dollar amount, your balance will remain on your WIC card. Please be sure to check your store reciept for the expiration date for your benefits.

Infant Products

Infant Formula – with Iron

Buy:

  • Purchase size and type shown on the WIC Family Benefits List

Infant Cereal (Dry)

Buy:

  • 8 oz Beech-Nut
  • Rice, Oatmeal, Multigrain

No:

Added fruits, crisps, formula or DHA

 

Infant fruits and vegetables

4 oz jar only

Buy:

  • Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2
    • Apples
    • Chiquita® Bananas
    • Pears
    • Mango
    • Peaches
    • Squash
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Sweet Carrots
    • Sweet Peas
    • Green Beans

No:

Mixtures with cereal, desserts, dinners or food combinations (e.g. meat and vegetable, rice, pasta, yogurt or noodles)

No:

Meat sticks, organic, added sugar, starch salt, DHA or ARA

 

For Certain Catagories of Breastfeeding Babies

Infant Food –  Meats

beechnut-classics

2.5 oz jars only

Buy

  • Beech- Nut Classics – Stage 1
    • Beef & Beef Broth
    • Chicken & Chicken Broth
    • Turkey & Turkey Broth

Cereals

Cold Cereal

14 oz boxes or larger. No single serving packets.

Cereal balances of 13.9 oz or less cannot be redeemed.

National Brands

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  • Cheerios
    • Original
    • MultiGrain
  • Kix
    • Original
  • Chex
    • Corn Chex
    • Rice Chex
    • Wheat Chex
  • Total

Kellogg's logo 2012

  • All Bran Complete Wheat Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
    • Plain
  • Shredded Wheat
    • Frosted
    • Unfrosted
  • Special K

Malt-O-Meal Logo

  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Mini Spooners
  • Oat Blenders with Honey

Post Logo

  • Bran Flakes
  • Grape Nuts
    • Original Grape Nuts
    • Grape-Nuts Flakes

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  • Life
  • Oat Bran

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  • Simple Granola
  • Low-fat Granola

Store Brands

  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Shredded Wheat
    • Frosted
    • Unfrosted
  • Nutty Nuggets
  • Oat Wise
  • Honey Oats & Flakes
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Crunchy Wheat
  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Corn Squares
  • Shredded Wheat (frosted)
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Shredded Wheat (frosted)
  • Crispy Rice
  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Shredded Wheat (frosted)
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Shredded Wheat
    • Frosted
    • Unfrosted
  • Honey Oat Flakes
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Multi Grain Flakes
  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Square Shaped Biscuits
    • Corn
    • Crispy Rice
  • Shredded Wheat
    • Frosted
    • Unfrosted
  • Honey Oats & Flakes
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Shredded Wheat
    • Frosted
    • Unfrosted
  • Rollin Oats
  • Corn Flakes
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Shredded Wheat (frosted)
  • Honey & Oat Mixers
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Shredded Wheat (frosted)
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • High Fiber Bran Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Honey Oat & Flakes
  • Good Choice Oat Squares
  • Toasted Corn Crisps
  • Shredded Wheat
    • Frosted
    • Unfrosted
  • Nutty Nuggets
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Corn Squares
  • Toasted Oats
  • Bite Size Frosted Shredded Wheat
  • Bran Flakes
  • Bran Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Corn Squares
  • Honey Oat Clusters
  • Oats & More with Honey
  • Shredded Wheat (frosted)
  • Natural Wheat & Barley Nuggets
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Corn Flakes
  • Corn Squares
  • Oats & More
  • Wheat Bran
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Bran Flakes
  • Corn Squares
  • Oats & More
  • Wheat Bran
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Fat Free Corn Flakes
  • Shredded Wheat (frosted)
  • Toasted Oats (plain)
  • Corn Flakes
  • Toasted Oats (plain)

Hot Cereals

  • Creamy Wheat
  • Cream of Rice
  • Cream of Wheat
    • 1 minute
    • 2 1/2 minute
    • 10 minute
  • Cream of Wheat Whole Grain
  • Original Farina
  • Hot Wheat Cereal
  • Original Hot Wheat Cereal
  • Vermont Style Maple Oatmeal
  • Enriched Quick Cream Farina
  • Creamy Wheat

Bread/Whole Grains

100% Whole Wheat Bread/Whole Grain Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

Buy:

  • 1 pound (1lb) or 16 oz loaf

National Brands

Alvarado Street Bakery
Arnold Stoneground
Bimbo
Country Kitchen
Country Kitchen Wheat Italian
Geissler’s Whole Wheat Bread
Gold Medal Bakery
Gold Medal Bakery Wheat with Flaxseed
Holsum
Krasdale 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Pas Yisroel
Penn Street
Pepperidge Farm Light Style
Pepperidge Farm Stoneground
Pepperidge Farm Very Thin Sliced Soft
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Seeded Rye
Sara Lee
Stern’s
Sunbeam
Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers Multi-Grain
Windmill Farms Stone Ground-Menzanos
Windmill Farms Stone Ground-Hamotze
Wonder

Store Brands

Best Yet

Big Y

Central Market Classics

Great Value

Nature’s Harvest

ShopRite Whole Wheat

ShopRite 12 Grain

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop Whole Wheat with Flaxseed

Stop & Shop No-Salt Added Whole Wheat

 

Tortillas

Tortilla Packages

Buy:

  • 1 pound (lb) or 16 oz bag
  • Soft Corn or Whole Wheat Tortillas

Corn:

National Brands

Chi-Chi’s

Chi-Chi’s White Corn

Don Pancho

Don Pancho White Corn

Lafe

La Banderita

La Banderita Corn

La Poblanita Corn

Mayan Farms

Mission

Mission Yellow Corn

Ortega

Pepito

Pepito Corn

Tropical

Store Brands

Big Y

Food Club

IGA

Natures’ Promise Whole Grain

Nature’s Promise Whole Grain Corn

ShopRite

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop White Corn

Brown Rice

Package Brown RiceQuick Cook Brown Rice

Buy:

  • 1 pound (lb) or 14 – 16 oz bag/box

National Brands

Best Yet Instant

Best Yet Long Grain

Carolina

Goya

Minute

Mahatma

Success

C & F Boil-in-Bag

C & F Instant

C & F Long/short grain

Riceland Natural

Uncle Ben’s Fast & Natural Whole Grain Instant

Uncle Ben’s Natural Whole Grain

Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Boil-in-Bag

Store Brands

Big Y Instant

Food Club Boil-in-Bag

Food Club Instant

IGA Instant Long Grain

Price Chopper Boil-in-Bag

Price Chopper Instant

Shurfine

Stop & Shop Boil-in-Bag

Stop & Shop Instant

White Rose

 

 

 

100% Whole Wheat /Whole Grain Pasta

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Buy:

  • 16 oz package

Brands Allowed

Barilla

Gia Russa

Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat/Whole Grain

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest

ShopRite 100% Whole Wheat Pasta

Shurfine

Peanut Butter, Beans, Peas, Lentils, and Canned Fish

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

Buy:

  • 16-18 oz jars
  • Unflavored smooth, creamy or chunky
  • Natural allowed

No:

Flavored or organic

Beans, Peas and Lentils

Dried

Beans

Buy:

  • 1 pound (1lb) bag
  • Any variety

Canned

Buy:

  • 15 – 16 oz can
  • Plain or vegetarian

No:

Added sugars, fats, oil, vegetables, fruits or meats, baked beans

For Certain Categories of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women:

Canned Fish

Chunk Light TunaPink Salmon

Buy:

  • Packed in water or oil

Tuna

  • 5 oz can
  • Chunk Light only

Salmon

  • 6 -15 oz cans

Sardines

  • 3.75 oz can

No:

Added sauces or flavorings

 

Breastmilk is Environmentally Friendly

Breastmilk is packaged and stored by mother with little or no waste!

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WIC Nutrition Program

CT Department of Public Health

www.ct.gov/dph/wic

1-800-741-2142

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.