WIC-approved foods provide optimal nutrition to support maternal health and child development. Food packages vary to ensure each family member’s nutrition requirements are met as their needs change. Talk to your WIC counselor to learn more about the food package that will be best for you or your child.

Some alternatives are available to accommodate food allergies or intolerances. If you or your child have a food allergy or intolerance and need to change a food in your food package, talk to your WIC counselor during your appointment or send a text to 91997.

Benefits for every family member enrolled in WIC will be added to your WIC card. Check your WIC Food Balance every month. Remember to shop for all of your foods before your benefit end date!

WIC Food Packages by Category

During Pregnancy

  • $43 for fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits and vegetables
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 4.5 gallons 1% low-fat or nonfat milk (lactose-free and soy options are available)
  • 16 ounces cheese or 32 ounces of tofu
  • 16 ounces whole grains (Options include whole-wheat bread, pasta, or tortillas; oatmeal, brown rice, corn tortillas and more.)
  • 36 ounces of breakfast cereal
  • 1 container of peanut butter
  • 4 cans of cooked beans or 1 package of dry beans
  • 144 ounces juice
  • 32 ounces low-fat or nonfat yogurt

Children Ages 1-2

  • $24 for fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits and vegetables
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 3 gallons of whole milk (lactose-free and soy options are available)
  • 16 ounces cheese or 32 ounces of tofu
  • 32 ounces whole grains (Options include whole-wheat bread, pasta, or tortillas; oatmeal, brown rice, corn tortillas and more.)
  • 36 ounces of breakfast cereal
  • 4 cans of cooked beans or 1 package of dry beans or 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 128 ounces juice
  • 32 ounces whole fat yogurt

Children Ages 2-4

  • $24 for fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits and vegetables
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 3 gallons 1% low-fat or nonfat milk (lactose-free and soy options are available)
  • 16 ounces cheese or 32 ounces of tofu
  • 32 ounces whole grains (Options include whole-wheat bread, pasta, or tortillas; oatmeal, brown rice, corn tortillas and more.)
  • 36 ounces of breakfast cereal
  • 4 cans of cooked beans or 1 package of dry beans or 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 128 ounces juice
  • 32 ounces low-fat or nonfat yogurt

The more you breastfeed, the more food you receive from WIC.

Making healthy human milk burns a lot of calories! Eating well gives you the energy and nutrients you need to care for and feed your baby. The amount of WIC foods a breastfeeding parent receives varies based on how much they are breastfeeding.

Looking to breastfeed more? WIC counselors, peer counselors, and lactation consultants can help! Call our Infant Feeding Helpline (888) 278-6455, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Fully Breastfeeding

 

Moms may receive food, breastfeeding support, and nutrition education for up to 1 year.

  • $47 for fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits and vegetables
  • 2 dozen eggs
  • 5 gallons 1% low-fat or nonfat milk (lactose-free and soy options are available)
  • 32 ounces cheese or 64 ounces of tofu
  • 16 ounces whole grains (Options include whole-wheat bread, pasta, or tortillas; oatmeal, brown rice, corn tortillas and more.)
  • 36 ounces of breakfast cereal
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 4 cans of cooked beans or 1 package of dry beans
  • 30 ounces canned fish
  • 144 ounces juice
  • 32 ounces low-fat or nonfat yogurt

Infants

Birth through 11 months: Mom’s healthy breastmilk

At 6 months:

  • 24 ounces of infant cereal
  • 64 containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • 31 containers of infant meat

At 9 months:

  • 24 ounces of infant cereal
  • 32 containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • 31 containers of infant meat
  • $8 fresh fruits and vegetables

Mostly Breastfeeding

 

Moms may receive food, breastfeeding support, and nutrition education for up to 1 year.

  • $47 for fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits and vegetables
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 4.5 gallons 1% low-fat or nonfat milk (lactose-free and soy options are available)
  • 16 ounces cheese or 32 ounces of tofu
  • 16 ounces whole grains (Options include whole-wheat bread, pasta, or tortillas; oatmeal, brown rice, corn tortillas and more.)
  • 36 ounces of breakfast cereal
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 4 cans of cooked beans or 1 package of dry beans
  • 30 ounces canned fish
  • 144 ounces juice
  • 32 ounces low-fat or nonfat yogurt

Infants

Birth through 11 months:

  • Mom’s healthy breastmilk + some formula (amount varies)
    • Birth to 1 month: 1 can powder formula
    • 1 to 3 months: 1-4 cans of powder formula
    • 4 to 5 months: 1-5 cans of powder formula
    • 6 to 11 months 1-4 cans powder formula

At 6 months:

  • 24 ounces of infant cereal
  • 32 containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • Formula (see above)

At 9 months:

  • 24 ounces of infant cereal
  • 16 containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • $4 fresh fruits and vegetables or 16 additional containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • Formula (see above)

Some / No Breastfeeding

 

Moms may receive food for 6 months, with breastfeeding support and nutrition education for up to 1 year.

Infants

Birth through 11 months:

  • Mom’s healthy breastmilk + some formula (amount varies)
    • Birth to 1 month: 2-9 cans of powder formula
    • 1 to 3 months: 5-9 cans of powder formula
    • 4 to 5 months: 6-10 cans of powder formula
    • 6 to 11 months 5-7 cans powder formula

At 6 months:

  • 24 ounces of infant cereal
  • 32 containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • Formula (see above)

At 9 months:

  • 24 ounces of infant cereal
  • 16 containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • $4 fresh fruits and vegetables or 16 additional containers of infant fruits and vegetable purees
  • Formula (see above)