Maine WIC

Approved

Food List

Effective June 2016

Participants are encouraged to purchase the least expensive brand available.

Fruits and Vegetables

Check will say ‘Fresh only’ or ‘Fresh, Frozen or Canned’

Fresh

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May Buy:

  • Any type or variety of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Bagged fruits and vegetables
  • Cut fruit and vegetables (without dip)
  • Garlic (not on a string)
  • Organic or non-organic

Do Not Buy:

  • Pickled vegetables or olives
  • Items from the salad bar
  • Party trays and fruit baskets
  • Decorative or dried fruit or vegetables and painted pumpkins
  • Herbs and spices like basil, parsley or chives

Canned 

May Buy:

  • Any package size, brand or mixture of fruits or vegetables
  • Fruit must be packed in water or 100% fruit juice
  • May be in pouches, metal cans or glass or plastic jars
  • Organic or non-organic

Do Not Buy:

  • Sweet potatoes, yams or pie filling
  • Pickled, marinated or in cheese sauce
  • Home-canned vegetables
  • Sauces- Pizza, pasta, spaghetti or marinara
  • Tomatoes with flavoring like garlic or basil
  • Cream style corn or olives
  • Cranberry sauce, soup, ketchup or salsa
  • Fruits in gel or jello

Frozen 

May Buy:

  • Any type or variety of frozen fruits or vegetables
  • Organic or nonorganic

Do Not Buy:

  • Vegetables with added cheese, sauce, pasta, nuts, seasoning, flavoring, breading or oil
  • Fruits with added sugars or artificial sweeteners
  • French fries, tater tots or twice-baked potatoes
  • Sorbet or fruit bars

Baby Food

Cereal

Buy Only:

8 oz packages of Beech-Nut

  • Multigain*
  • Oatmeal*
  • Rice*

*Kosher

 

  • 24 oz Beech-Nut Baby Cereal = 3 cans

Do Not Buy:

  • Infant cereal with added fruit, probiotics, protein or DHA/ARA
  • Organic

Infant Fruits and Vegetables

Buy Only:

4 oz jars of Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2

Fruit:

  • Applesauce*
  • Apples and Bananas
  • Apples and Blueberries*
  • Apples and Cherries
  • Apples, Mango and Kiwi
  • Apples, Pears and Bananas
  • Apricots with Pears and Apples*
  • Bananas*
  • Banana and Mixed Berries
  • Banana and Strawberries
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Pears*
  • Pears and Pineapple
  • Pears and Raspberries

Vegetables:

  • Corn and Sweet Potato
  • Garden Vegetables*
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Squash*
  • Sweet Potatoes*
  • Sweet Carrots*
  • Sweet Peas*
  • Green Beans

*Kosher

  • 32 oz Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2 Infant Fruits or Vegetables = 8 jars

  • 64 oz Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2 Infant Fruits or Vegetables = 16 jars


Infant Meats

Buy Only:

2.5 oz jars of Beech-Nut Classics Stage 1

Meats:

  • Beef and Beef Broth
  • Chicken and Chicken Broth
  • Turkey and Turkey Broth
  • 38 oz Beech-Nut Classics Stage 1 Infant Meats = 15 jars 

  • 40 oz Beech-Nut Classics Stage 1 Infant Meeats = 16 jars


Infant Formula

Brand, type and size listed on check.

Breast Milk

Complete nutrition for your baby.

Beans, Peas, Lentils, Eggs, Peanut Butter, Fish

Dried Beans, Peas, Lentils

Beans

Buy Only:

1 lb (16oz) bag

May Buy:

  • Any type of dried beans, peas or lentils

Do Not Buy:

  • Organic
  • Beans with added sugars, seasonings or flavorings
  • Soup Mixes

Canned Beans

Buy Only:

15 to 16 oz cans

May Buy:

  • Any type, low sodium or regular
  • Fat-free refried beans

Do Not Buy:

  • Green Beans, wax beans, green peas (these can be pruchased with the fruit and vegetable check)
  • Baked beans, pork and beans, soup mix, added flavors, sugars, seasonings or meats
  • Organic

 


Eggs

White and Brown Eggs

May Buy:

  • Full dozen, any size
  • Brown or white shells

Do Not Buy:

  • Organic
  • Cage-free, free-range or free-running
  • Vegetarian fed
  • Omega-3
  • Low cholesterol

Peanut Butter

May Buy:

16 to 18 oz jar

  • Any brand of creamy, chunky or crunchy

Do Not Buy:

  • Organic, flavored or reduced/low fat
  • Peanut butter with added ingredients such as honey, jelly, chocolate, omega-3, vitamins and minerals
  • Squeezable or peanut butter spreads

Canned Fish

May Buy:

3.75 to 15 oz containers packed in water

  • Chunk or light tuna
  • Pink Salmon
  • Sardines

Do Not Buy:

  • Albacore, solid white or yellow fin tuna
  • Any type of salmon other than pink
  • Flavored or seasoned with ingredients
  • Kippered fish
  • Oil packed

Milk, Soy Beverage, Cheese, Tofu, Yogurt

 Milk

May Buy:

Size and type listed on check

  • No Fat (skim) or Lowfat (1/2% or 1%)
  • Reduced Fat (1 1/2% or 2%)
  • Whole
  • Lactose Free
  • Nutrish
  • Nonfat dry
  • UHT

Do Not Buy:

  • Flavored, organic or raw milk
  • Goat’s milk
  • Glass bottles

Soy Beverage

May buy only if printed on check:

If check lists half gallons, 2 quarts may be purchsed for each half gallon on check.

Silk Soymilk, Original

Refrigerated Half Gallon (64 oz) only

8th Continent Fortified Soy Beverage, Original

Refrigerated Half Gallon (64 oz) only

Pacific All Natural Ultra Soy Non-Dairy Beverage, Original

Shelf Stable Quart (32 oz) only


Cheese

May Buy:

Two (2) 8 oz packages or one (1) 16 oz package of block, shredded or sliced of reduced fat or regular

  • American
  • Cheddar
  • Colby Jack
  • Monterey Jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Muenster
  • Provolone
  • Swiss
  • String cheese

Do Not Buy:

  • Package sizes other than 8 oz or 16 oz
  • Deli or random weight cheese or individually wrapped slices
  • Cubed, wheels, dips, wedges or cracker cuts
  • Imported or organic
  • Cheese food, whips or spreads or with added seasonings

Tofu

Buy Only:

For each pound of tofu on WIC check, may buy one 16 oz package or two 8 oz packages.

16 oz packages

Heiwa: Organic Tofu

House Foods: Extra Firm, Firm or Medium

Nasoya Organic: Sprouted Super Firm or Sliken

—————-OR—————–

8 oz packages

House Foods: Cubed Super Firm

House Foods Organic: Cubed Super Firm or Organic Vac Pack

Nasoya Organic: Cubed Super Firm

“O” Organics:  Cubed Extra Firm

 

 


Yogurt

Buy Only:

Type listed on check (Whole or lowfat/ nonfat)

32 oz container (quart)

May be Greek or regular

  • Best Yet
  • Cabot
  • Chobani
  • Coburn Farms
  • Dannon
  • Great Value
  • Green Mountain Creamery
  • Hannaford
  • Lucerne
  • Market Basket
  • Open Nature
  • Shurfine
  • Stony Field Farms
  • Taste of Inspirations
  • Yoplait

Flavors include: Plain, vanilla, strawberry or blueberry

Oatmeal, Rice, Tortillas, Pasta, Bread

Oatmeal

Buy Only:

16 oz packages

  • McCann’s Quick Cooking Irish Oatmeal
  • McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
  • McCann’s Quick and Easy Natural Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
  • Mom’s Best Naturals Quick Oats
  • Mom’s Best Naturals Old Fashioned Oats

Do Not Buy:

  • Individual/single-serve packets
  • Flavored or organic oatmeal

Brown Rice

Buy Only:

14 to 16 oz package

  • Any brand of regular, quick, or instant brown rice
  • Basmati Brown, Jasmine Brown or Boil in Bag Brown RIce

Do Not Buy:

  • White, seasoned, wild, mixes or organic rice
  • Frozen, single-serve or ready to serve packets

Tortillas

Buy Only:

  • Chi Chi’s White Corn Tortillas
  • Chi Chi’s Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Hannaford Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Herdez Corn Tortillas
  • Herdez Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Market Basket Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Mission Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas
  • Ortega Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Santa Fe White Corn Tortillas
  • Santa Fe Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Santa Fe Yellow Corn Tortillas
  • Shurfine Whole Wheat Tortillas

Whole Wheat Pasta

Buy Only:

16 oz packages listed below:

Great Value Pasta:

  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Hodgson Mill Pasta:

  • Whole Wheat Angel Hair
  • Whole Wheat Elbows
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti
  • Whole Wheat Spirals
  • Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta:

  • Whole Grain Linguine
  • Whole Grain Penne Rigate
  • Whole Grain Rotini
  • Whole Grain Spaghetti
  • Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti

Shurfine Pasta:

  • 100% Whole Wheat Penne
  • 100% Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Bread

Buy Only:

Size listed on check
16oz package of bread listed below

Arnold

Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat 16 oz

Best Yet

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Hannaford

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Market Basket

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Pepperidge Farm

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Pepperidge Farm

Very Thin 100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Sara Lee

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Signature Kitchens

No Salt Added Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Signature Kitchens

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Sunbeam

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

Weight Watchers

Multigrain Bread 16 oz

Wonder

100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz

For Women Fully Breastfeeding Multiple Babies Only

24 oz package of bread listed below

Arnold

Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread 24 oz

Country Kitchen

100% Whole Wheat Bread 24 oz

Freihofer’s

Hearty 100% Whole Wheat Bread 24 oz

If a WIC approved bread is not available when you choose to buy your Whole Grain Item, consider purchasing WIC approved whole wheat pasta , oatmeal, tortillas or brown rice.

Do Not Buy:

  • Buns, rolls, bagels or English muffins
  • Deli or bakery bread
  • Organic or white bread

Cereal

Ways to buy 36 oz of cereal

Name Brand

Buy Only:

12 oz box or larger

General Mills:

Berry Berry Kix*
Honey Kix*
Rice Chex
Cheerios*
Kix*
Wheat Chex*
Corn Chex
Multigrain Cheerios*
Whole Grain Total*†

Kellogg’s:

All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes*†
Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites*
Rice Krispies
Corn Flakes
Frosted Mini-Wheats Original*
Special K†
Crispix
Mini-Wheats Unfrosted

Malt-O-Meal:

Crispy Rice†

Oat Blenders with Honey & Almonds
Frosted Mini Spooners*†
Original Hot Wheat Cereal†
Oat Blenders with Honey

Post:

Alpha-Bits*
Grape Nuts Original*
Bran Flakes*
Honey Bunches of Oats
Honey Nut Shredded Wheat*
Grape Nuts Flakes*
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

Other:

Quaker Life (Original)*
Sunbelt Simple Granola*
Whole Grain Cream of Wheat*

Generic

Buy Only:

12 oz box or larger

  • Bite Size Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Oat Wise (regular)*
  • Toasted Oats (plain)*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Toasted Rice
  • Toasted Wheat*†
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Bite Size Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Tasteeos*
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Wheat*†
  • Wheat Flakes*
  • Bite Size Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Tasteeos/Toasted Oats*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy/Crisp Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Oat Wise (regular)*
  • Square-shaped Corn Biscuits
  • Square-shaped Wheat Bicuits*
  • Tasteeos/Toasted Oats*
  • Toasted Rice Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Rollin’ Oats *
  • Corn Flakes
  • Corn Squares
  • Crisp Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat Bite Size*
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Wheat Squares*†
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*†
  • Toasted Oats*

*Whole Grain

†Folic Acid

Juices

100% Juice – Bottled Liquid

Buy Only:

64 oz bottles (for children only)

Do Not Buy:

  • Juice drinks with added sugar, juice cocktails or organic

WIC cannot pay the 5 cent bottle deposit. WIC participants must pay the deposit for each bottle of juice. 

Apple and Eve:

  • Apple

Best Yet:

  • Apple
  • Grape

Great Value:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape

Hannaford:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape

IGA:

  • Apple
  • Grape

Juicy Juice:

  • All flavors

Langers:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Red Grape
  • White Grape

Market Basket:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape

Mott’s:

  • Apple

Old Orchard:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape

Shurfine:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape

Signature Kitchen:

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • White Grape

Tipton Grove:

  • Apple
  • Grape

Welch’s:

  • Grape
  • Red Grape
  • White Grape

100% Juice – Frozen Concentrate

Buy Only:

11.5 to 12 oz cans (for women only)

Do Not Buy:

  • Juice with added sugar, juice cocktails or organic

 

Best Yet:

  • Apple
  • Grape

Dole:

  • All flavors of 100% juice

Great Value:

  • Apple
  • Grape

Hannaford:

  • Apple
  • Grape

Langers:

  • Apple

Market Basket:

  • Apple

Old Orchard (green top only):

  • All flavors of 100% juice

Seneca:

  • Apple
  • Grape

Shurfine:

  • Apple

Signature Kitchen:

  • Apple

Tipton Grove:

  • Apple

Welch’s (yellow pull tab only):

  • All flavors of 100% juice

Any Brand

  • Grapefruit

Any Brand

  • Orange

100% Juice – Liquid Concentrate

Buy Only:

11.5 oz cans (for women only)

Do Not Buy:

  • Juice drinks with added sugar or organic

Welch’s (yellow top only)

  • All flavors