MILK

Type and size specified on check
Fluid milk: Least expensive brand, Fat Free, 1% Lowfat
NO flavored milk or buttermilk
Only when specified on check:
Fluid milk: Least expensive brand, 2% Reduced Fat milk, Whole milk
Evaporated or dry milk: Any brand, Whole, Lowfat or Fat Free
Long-Life milk: Any brand, Whole, Lowfat, or Fat Free
Lactose free milk: Any brand (Example: Lactaid)

CHEESE

One package only, up to 16 ounces
Any brand, American, Colby, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella (string cheese allowed) or Muenster
Shredded Cheese Allowed
NO deli cheese
NO sliced cheese (except American)
NO imported cheese, cheese food/product/spread, individually wrapped slices,
snack packs, or flavored cheese

EGGS

Least expensive brand: Grade A Large brown or white

PEANUT BUTTER

16 to 18 ounce jars
Any brand, Creamy or Chunky
NO flavored, reduced fat or peanut butter spreads

DRIED PEAS OR BEANS

1 pound bag
Any brand or type

CANNED BEANS

15.5 ounce or 16 ounce cans
Plain, mature beans, peas or lentils
Goya or Store Brand
NO green beans, wax beans or green peas

NO Organic Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Peanut Butter or Beans allowed.

JUICE

100% fruit juice only. Type and size specified on check.

Frozen

11.5 or 12 ounce cans:
Apple: Big Y, Flavorite, IGA, Market Basket, My Essentials, Parade, Red & White, Richfood, Shaws, Shurfine, Seneca (red cans, Granny Smith, Country Style), Stop & Shop, White Rose
Grapefruit: Any brand
Grape: Big Y, My Essentials, Seneca, Shaws, Stop & Shop, Shurfine
Mixed blend: Dole 100% juice Pineapple Orange Banana, Pineapple Orange Strawberry, Orange Peach, Mango, Orange Strawberry Banana
Orange: Any brand
Pineapple: Dole, Market Basket, Stop & Shop
Pineapple/Orange: Any brand

64 ounce plastic bottle

100% fruit juice varieties only

NAME BRANDS:

Juicy Juice - any flavor

Langers - Apple, Apple Cranberry, Apple Cranberry Grape, Apple Grape, Apple Orange Pineapple, Berry Grape, Pineapple, Punch Red Grape, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Tomato, Vegetable, White Grape, White Grapefruit

STORE BRANDS:

Approved flavors must state: "100% juice" AND "120% Vitamin C" on the label.
Best Yet, Big Y, IGA, Market Basket, My Essentials, Price Chopper, Stop & Shop, Shaws, Shurfine, White Rose

CEREALS

National Brand Cereals:
(Bolded cereals are whole grain)
12.8 ounce boxes or larger, NO single serving packets. These brands only:

Cream of Wheat (1 minute, 2 ½ minute, 10 minute)
Cream of Wheat Whole Grain - 2 ½ minute
Farina
General Mills Cheerios (plain, Multi Grain)
General Mills Chex (Corn, Rice, Multi-Bran, Wheat)
General Mill Kix
General Mills Fiber One (Honey Clusters, Caramel Delight, Frosted Shredded Wheat)
General Mills Total
General Mill Wheaties (plain)
Kellogg's Complete All-Bran Wheat Flakes
Kellogg's Corn Flakes (plain only)
Kellogg's Crispix
Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats (Big Bites, Bite Size, Little Bites, Touch of Fruit in the Middle, Unfrosted Bite Size)
Kellogg's Mini Wheats Frosted, original
Kellogg's Rice Krispies
Kellogg's Special K
Maltex
Maypo (Maple, Instant, Vermont Style)
Post Banana Nut Crunch
Post Bran Flakes
Post Grape Nuts
Post Grape Nut Flakes
Post Honey Bunches of Oats (Almond, Cinnamon Bunches, Honey Roasted)
Post Honey Bunches of Oats - Vanilla Bunches
Post Honey Nut Shredded Wheat
Post Lightly Frosted Shredded Wheat
Quaker Instant Grits (original flavor)
Quaker Life (plain)
Quaker Oatmeal Squares (Hint of Brown Sugar)

Store Brand Cereals:

(Bolded cereals are whole grain)

Bran Flakes: Big Y, Essential Everyday, Great Value, IGA, Market Basket, My Essentials, Ralston, Red & White, Richfood, , Shurfine, Stop & Shop
Corn Flakes: Best Yet, Big Y, Essential Everyday, Market Basket, Flavorite, Great Value, IGA, My Essentials, Price Chopper, Ralston, Red & White, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop, White Rose
Crisp Rice: Best Yet, Big Y, Essential Everyday, Market Basket, Great Value, IGA, My Essentials, Ralston, Red & White, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop, White Rose
Frosted Shredded Wheat: Best Yet, Essential Everyday, Market Basket, My Essentials, Ralston, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop
Nutty Nuggets: Essential Everyday, Great Value, IGA, Market Basket, My Essentials, Price Chopper, Red & White, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop
Oats & More with Almonds: Essential Everyday, IGA, Market Basket, My Essentials, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop
Oats & More with Honey: Essential Everyday, Great Value, IGA, Market Basket, My Essentials, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop
Square-Shaped Corn Cereal/Rice Cereal:
Big Y, Essential Everyday, Market Basket, Great Value, IGA, My Essentials, Price Chopper, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop
Square-Shaped Wheat Biscuits: Great Value, My Essentials, Shurfine
Tasteeo's/Toasted Oats: Best Yet, Big Y, Essential Everyday, Flavorite, Great Value, , IGA, My Essentials, Price Chopper, Market Basket, Ralston, Red & White, Richfood, Shurfine, Stop & Shop, White Rose
Whole Grain 100: Market Basket, My Essentials, Price Chopper, Stop & Shop

FRUITS & VEGETABLES

FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

  • Any variety of fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Bagged salad mixtures, bagged vegetables
  • Whole or cut

NO: White potatoes*, items from the salad bar, party trays, fruit baskets, dried fruit, decorative vegetables and fruits (chilies, garlic on a string, etc), painted pumpkins, nuts, including peanuts, fruit/nut mixtures, herbs, spices, salad dressing, croutons

Frozen Vegetables

  • Any brand and size
  • Any plain vegetable, plain vegetable mixtures (without white potatoes*)
  • Beans of any kind
  • Any package type (bag, box)
  • With or without salt

NO: white potatoes*, french fries, hash browns, tater tots, other shaped potatoes, vegetables with sauces (cheese sauce, teriyaki sauce, buttered, seasoned, breaded, etc), vegetables mixed with pasta, rice, or any other ingredient, added fat, oil, sugar

Frozen Fruits

  • Any brand with no added sugar
  • Any plain fruit, plain fruit mixtures

NO: fruits with added sugar, ingredients other than fruit, artificial sweeteners

Canned Vegetables

  • Any brand and size
  • Any plain vegetable, plain vegetable mixtures (without white potatoes*)
  • Any container type (metal, plastic, glass)
  • Regular, low sodium
  • Green beans, wax beans or green peas allowed

NO: white potatoes*, pickled (sauerkraut), creamed vegetables (including corn), or sauced vegetables, baked beans, pork & beans, and canned or dried beans/peas purchased with your regular WIC check, soups, ketchup, relishes, olives, vegetables with added sugar, fats, oils

Canned Tomato Products

  • Any brand and size
  • Metal cans only
  • Pastes, purees, whole, crushed tomatoes

NO: soups, salsa, sauces (pizza, spaghetti, or tomato), ketchup, stewed and diced tomatoes, added sugars, seasonings, fats, oils

Canned Fruits

  • Any brand and size packed in water or juice
  • Any plain fruit, plain fruit mixtures (except fruit cocktails)
  • Any container type (metal, plastic, glass)
  • Applesauce -'no sugar added' or 'unsweetened' varieties only
  • 100% canned pumpkin

NO: fruit cocktails, cranberry sauce, pie fillings, any syrup (heavy, light, 'naturally light', extra light, etc.), added sugar ('lightly sweetened in fruit juice', etc.) nectar, added salt, fat, oils, products with artificial sweeteners

*White potatoes are any potatoes other then sweet potatoes and orange yams.


Whole Grain Options:

WHOLE GRAIN BREAD

16 ounce package

Arnold: Stone Ground 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Select Wheat Sandwich Rolls
Bimbo: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Country Kitchen: 100% Whole Wheat, Wheat Italian
Gold Medal: 100% Wheat with Flax Bread
Sunbeam: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Wonder: 100% Soft Whole Wheat Bread
Store Brands: Big Y, Market Basket Wheat with Flax Bread, My Essentials (no salt added), Shaws (No Salt Added Bread,) Shaws Wheat with Flax Bread, Stop & Shop Wheat with Flax Bread, Stop & Shop 100% Whole Wheat Bread (No Salt Added)

TORTILLAS

16 ounce package

Soft Corn Tortillas or Whole Wheat Tortillas, Big Y, Chi-Chi's, Don Pancho, La Banderita, Market Basket, Mayan Farms, Mission, My Essentials, Nature's Promise, Ortega
(Wraps not allowed)

BROWN RICE

14 - 16 ounce package
Any brand, Regular, Quick or Instant

Soy Options:

TOFU

14 - 16 ounce package
Nasoya: Cubed Super Firm Tofu, Firm Tofu, Lite Firm Tofu, Lite Silken Tofu, Soft Tofu
(Organic tofu allowed)
Nature's Promise - Firm, Extra Firm

SOY MILK

(May be restricted to certain medical conditions.)

Quart, shelf stable

Pacific Natural Foods Ultra Soy (plain and vanilla only)

Half Gallon Refrigerated

8 th Continent Original Soymilk (plain and vanilla only)

INFANT FORMULA

Brand, size and type listed on check

INFANT CEREAL

8 ounce box
Beech Nut Cereal: Rice, Oatmeal, Multigrain - plain cereal without fruit or formula

BABY FOOD - FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

4 ounce jar
NO DHA PLUS™ allowed

Beech-Nut
Stage 2 Fruits: 'Single Fruit' & 'Combination Single Fruit' only: Chiquita Bananas, Pears; Applesauce; Apples & Bananas; Apples, Pears & Bananas; Chiquita Bananas & Strawberries; Apricots with Pears & Apples; Apples, Mango & Kiwi; Pears & Pineapples; Apples & Cherries; Pears & Raspberries; Apples & Blueberries
Stage 2 Vegetables: 'Single Vegetable' & Combination Single Vegetables' only: Tender Young Green Beans; Tender Sweet Carrots, Tender Sweet Peas; Tender Golden Sweet Potatoes; Squash; Corn & Sweet Potatoes; Country Garden Vegetables; Mixed Vegetables; Sweet Potatoes & Apples
Stage 2 1/2 Textures Fruits: Applesauce; Pears; Apple, Mango & Carrot; Bananas & Mixed Berries; Pears & Green Beans

Stage 2 1/2 Textures Vegetables: Carrots, Green Beans, Peas & Carrots; Squash & Apples; Sweet Potato & Zucchini

BABY FOOD - MEATS

Beech Nut - 2.5 ounce jar
NO DHA Plus TM allowed.

Stage 1: Beef and Beef Broth, Chicken and Chicken Broth, Turkey and Turkey Broth

For Fully Breastfeeding Women Only:*

TUNA
5 ounce can
Any brand, Chunk light packed in water

PINK SALMON
5 or 6 ounce cans
Any brand, Pink Salmon packed in water or oil, skin and bones allowed

SARDINES
3.75 ounce can
Any brand, packed in water or oil, skin and bones allowed, flavorings allowed

BREAD
24 ounce package
Arnold: Whole Grain Classic 100 % Whole Wheat Bread
Wonder: 100 % Stoneground Whole Wheat Bread

*Items will be specified on WIC check


Documents

Using WIC checks in the grocery store
Area grocery stores and pharmacies
WIC Office Locations in Massachusetts


This information is provided by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program within the Department of Public Health .