Current WIC Acceptable Foods Card

July 2015

  • MILK: Buy the largest container available (gallons, 96 ounces, half gallons, or quarts) or the size listed on the WIC check
  • EVAPORATED/CANNED MILK: 12-ounce container only
  • DRY/POWDERED MILK: 25.6-ounce container only
  • LACTOSE FREE MILK: Buy the largest container available or the size on the WIC check
  • KOSHER MILK: Buy the largest container available or the size on the WIC check

Not Allowed: Flavored, organic, or sweetened condensed milk; buttermilk or milk with added calcium; reduced fat (2%) milk

  • Pasteurized Process American, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Colby, Swiss, Muenster, Provolone, or blends of any of these cheeses
  • Purchase in blocks or slices
  • Must add up to the number of ounces on check (can be 1 or more packages)
  • KOSHER CHEESE if printed on your WIC check

Not Allowed: Imported cheese; cheese foods, products or spreads; cracker cuts; shredded, grated, cubed, string, or stick cheese; flavored or organic cheese; individually wrapped slices

  • Exactly 32-ounce container OR any combination of sizes that adds up to exactly 32 ounces.
  • Any brand: Plain, Plain Greek, Organic Plain, Organic Plain Greek
  • KOSHER YOGURT if printed on your WIC check

NOT ALLOWED: Flavored (such as vanilla, fruit), mix-in ingredients, drinkable/squeezable yogurt, frozen yogurt

  • 8TH CONTINENT: Soymilk - Original and Vanilla (32-ounce shelf-stable), Soymilk - Original and Vanilla (64-ounce refrigerated)
  • PACIFIC NATURAL FOODS: Ultra Soy - Original and Vanilla (32-ounce shelf-stable)
  • SILK: Soymilk - Original (32 or 64-ounce refrigerated), Soymilk - Original (128-ounce refrigerated multi-pack)
  • WESTSOY: Organic Plus Soymilk - Plain (32 or 64-ounce shelf-stable), Plus Soymilk - Vanilla (32 or 64-ounce shelf-stable)
  • Medium or Large: White or brown

Not Allowed: Jumbo and extra-large eggs; high-cost specialty eggs (including organic, reduced cholesterol, cage free/free range, Omega-3)

  • Any brand: crunchy, chunky, creamy, smooth, natural and reduced fat varieties are allowed.

Not Allowed: Peanut spread, freshly ground or whipped peanut butter; peanut butter mixed with jelly, marshmallow, chocolate or honey; organic peanut butter, peanut butter with added vitamins and minerals, or other added ingredients (Omega 3, DHA & EPA, Palm Oil, etc.)

  • Dry: Any brand, 1-pound bag of variety of plain, mature beans, peas, or lentils
  • Canned: Any brand, 15-16 ounce can of mature beans, peas, lentils

NOT ALLOWED: Baked beans, pork and beans; canned beans containing added sugars, fats, meat or oils. Immature beans/peas (for example: green beans, green peas, snap beans, orange beans, wax beans).

  • Light Tuna: Any Brand (5 and 6-ounce cans)
  • Pink Salmon: Any Brand (5, 6, and 7.5-ounce cans)
  • Sardines: Any Brand (3.75-ounce cans)
  • May be packed in water or oil
  • May contain bones and skin

Not Allowed: Albacore tuna, blueback salmon, red salmon; flavored; with added ingredients

  • AZUMAYA: Japanese Style Tofu - Firm, Extra Firm
  • HOUSE: Premium or Organic Tofu - Soft, Medium Firm, Firm, Extra Firm
  • NATURE'S PROMISE: Organic Tofu - Firm
  • NASOYA: Organic Tofu - Silken, Lite Firm, Firm, Extra Firm
  • WEGMANS: Organic Tofu - Firm
  • VITASOY: San Sui or Korean Sprouted Organic - Soft, Firm, Extra Firm

Exclusively breastfeeding women get extra foods that help build the milk supply needed by their growing baby.

  • BEECH-NUT or GERBER
  • Any single fruit or vegetable
  • Any combination of different vegetables and fruits
  • BANANAS: Some checks will also provide fresh whole bananas

Not Allowed: Organic, pouches, mixtures including non-fruit or non-vegetable ingredients such as meat, yogurt, rice, noodles

  • BEECH-NUT or GERBER: Any meat with broth or gravy
  • Kosher Baby Food Meats: These brands are printed on your WIC check
    • TUV TAAM: Beef Puree & Broth, Chicken Puree & Broth
    • FIRST CHOICE: Chicken with Gravy, Turkey with Gravy

Your WIC check lists the brand, size, and form (powder, concentrate, or ready to use) that you must buy.

  • GERBER: Cereal for Baby only
  • Plain varieties only: oatmeal, rice, whole wheat, or multigrain

Not Allowed: Organic, extra ingredients such as DHA, fruit, formula, or added protein

  • Purchase 12-ounce boxes or larger

Not Allowed: Organic cereal, boxes with single serving packets

Store Brands* (Any store brand can be purchased for the following kinds of cereals)

Corn Flakes♦ - plain

Corn Flakes

Shredded Wheat - plain or frosted

Shredded Wheat

Oat Squares - plain. Also called: Crisp Oat Squares, Crunchy Oat Squares, Oat Crisps

Oat Squares

Wheat Flakes - plain

Wheat Flakes

Oat O's – plain. Also called: Toasted Oats, Tasteeos, Oats & O's

Oat O's

Multigrain Flakes with Oat Clusters♦ - with or without almonds. Also called: Honey Crunchin' Oats, Honey & Oats, Honey Oat Clusters, Honey Oats & Flakes, Krispy Honey-Oats, Oats & More, Oats & Honey

Multigrain Flakes with Oat Clusters

* 'Any store brand' includes store names AND these brands of cold cereal:

  • AMERICA'S CHOICE
  • BEST YET
  • CLEAR VALUE
  • ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
  • FOOD BASICS
  • FOOD CLUB
  • GREAT VALUE
  • HYTOP
  • KIGGINS
  • KRASDALE
  • NATURE'S CRUNCH
  • PARADE
  • RED & WHITE
  • SHURFINE
  • VALUTIME
  • WHITE ROSE

National/Specialty Brands

  • GENERAL MILLS: Cheerios (regular only), Total Whole Grain, Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, Dora the Explorer
  • KELLOGG'S: Corn Flakes♦ (regular only), Frosted Mini-Wheats Original (Little Bites, Bite Size)
  • KEMACH: Corn Flakes♦,Toasted Oats, Wheat Flakes
  • MALT-O-MEAL: Mini Spooners (Frosted, Strawberry Cream, Blueberry Cream), Oat Blenders♦ (Honey, Honey & Almonds)
  • POST: Grape-Nuts (regular only), Grape-Nuts Flakes, Honey Bunches of Oats (with Vanilla Bunches)
  • RALSTON: Corn Flakes♦
  • SUNBELT: Simple Granola
  • TAANUG: Corn Flakes♦, Toasted Oats

Helpful Shopping Hints!

Here are examples of ways to get your 36 ounces of cereal:

  • 12 oz. + 12 oz. + 12 oz. = 36 oz.
  • 15 oz. + 21 oz. = 36 oz.
  • 12 oz. + 24 oz. = 36 oz.
  • 18 oz. + 18 oz. = 36 oz.

Hot Cereals

  • CREAM OF WHEAT: Cream of Wheat Whole Grain (2 ½ minute)
  • MAYPO: Instant Maple Oatmeal, Vermont Style Maple Oatmeal
  • QUAKER: Instant Oats with Iron
  • CELIA'S: White Corn Tortillas, Yellow Corn Tortillas
  • CHI-CHI'S: White Corn Tortilla
  • DEL CAMPO TORTILLAS: Corn Tortilla
  • DON PANCHO: Whole Wheat (Flour Gordita Whole Wheat) Tortillas
  • ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY: Soft White Corn Tortillas, 100% Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • GREAT VALUE: 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • GUERRERO: White Corn Tortillas
  • HERDEZ: White Corn Tortillas
  • KEY FOODS: Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • LA BANDERITA: Corn Tortillas, 100% Whole Wheat Fajita Flour Tortillas, 100% Whole Wheat Soft Taco Flour Tortillas
  • MEXAMERICA: 100% Whole Wheat with Honey Tortillas
  • MISSION: 100% Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • NATURE'S PROMISE: Corn All Natural Tortillas
  • ORTEGA: Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • SIEMPRE AUTENTICO: Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • STOP & SHOP: White Corn Tortillas (Shelf Stable & Dairy), Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas)
  • TIO SANTI: 100% Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • TOPS: Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • WEGMAN'S: Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • YOSSI'S PITA: Corn Tortillas
  • AMERICA'S CHOICE: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • BEST YET: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • BIMBO: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • CENTRAL MARKET CLASSICS: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • F OODLION: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • FULL CIRCLE: Flax & Grain Bread
  • GOLD MEDAL BAKERY: 100% Wheat Bread with Flax
  • GOURMET: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • HANNAFORD: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • HAUSWALD: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • HOLSUM: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • JERUSALEM: Franczoz Health Bread 100% Whole Wheat, Franczoz Health Bread Germinated Whole Wheat
  • MONKS': Multigrain, Wheat Wholegrain Bread
  • PAS YISROEL: 100% Multi Grain Bread All Natural, 100% Whole Wheat Bread All Natural
  • PENN STREET: 100% Whole Grain Wheat Bread
  • ROMAN MEAL: Sungrain 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • RUBSCHLAGER: Westphalian Style Pumpernickel Bread, Danish Style Pumpernickel, European Style Whole Grain, 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Cocktail Whole Grain Bread, Cocktail Rye Bread, Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread, 100% Rye Rye-Ola Flax Bread, 100% Rye Rye-Ola Pumpernickel Bread, 100% Rye Rye-Ola Black Rye Bread, 100% Rye Rye-Ola Sunflower Bread
  • SARA LEE: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • SCHWEBEL'S: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • SHOPRITE: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • STERN'S: Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Rolls
  • STOP & SHOP: 100% Whole Wheat Bread (No Salt Added), 100% Whole Wheat (in store fresh bakery)
  • SUPER BREAD: 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • WINDMILL FARMS: 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Hamotzie, 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Mezonos
  • ZOMICK'S :100% Whole Wheat Bread Hamotzie, 100% Whole Wheat Bread Mezonos, 100% Whole Wheat Rolls
  • Any brand: Plain brown rice in boxes or bags; may be instant, quick, or regular cooking

NOT ALLOWED: Added ingredients such as sugars, fats, oil, or salt

  • Any brand: Whole Wheat Pasta in any style/shape. Made from whole wheat or whole wheat durum flour. Organic is allowed.

NOT ALLOWED: Added ingredients such as sugars, fats, oils or salt

  • Label must say 120% or more Vitamin C. For Example: 120% Daily Value Vitamin C; 130% Daily Vitamin C

Not Allowed: Organic juice

11.5-Ounce Containers (Shelf-stable Concentrates)

  • WELCH'S: Any flavor

11.5-12-Ounce Containers (Frozen concentrates)

  • Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple: ANY BRAND
  • Apple: ANY STORE BRAND*, LANGERS, OLD ORCHARD, SENECA
  • Grape:
    • Purple & White: ANY STORE BRAND*, LANGERS, OLD ORCHARD, WELCH'S
  • Juice Blends: ANY STORE BRAND*
    • DOLE: Any flavor
    • LANGERS: Autumn Blend, Spring Blend, Summer Blend, Winter Blend
    • OLD ORCHARD: All flavors with dark green lid
    • WELCH'S: All flavors with yellow lid

16-Ounce Containers (Frozen concentrates)

  • Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple: ANY BRAND
  • Apple & Juice Blends: ANY BRAND

Not Allowed: Grape juice (except in juice blends)

64-Ounce Plastic Bottles

  • Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple: ANY BRAND
  • Apple: ANY STORE BRAND*, APPLE & EVE, LANGERS, LUCKY LEAF, MOTT'S, MUSSELMAN'S, JUICY JUICE, OLD ORCHARD, SENECA, SESAME STREET
  • Juice Blends: ANY STORE BRAND*
    • LANGERS: Apple Berry Cherry, Apple Cranberry, Apple Kiwi Strawberry, Apple Grape, Apple Orange Pineapple, Disney Apple Cranberry Grape
    • JUICY JUICE: Apple Raspberry, Berry, Cherry, Fruit Punch, Kiwi Strawberry, Mango, Orange Tangerine, Strawberry Banana, Tropical
    • OLD ORCHARD: Acai Pomegranate, Apple Cranberry, Berry Blend, Blueberry Pomegranate, Cherry Pomegranate, Peach Mango, Wild Cherry
    • SESAME STREET: Cookie Monster Berry, Elmo's Punch

Not Allowed: Grape juice (except in juice blends), refrigerated cartons

* 'ANY STORE BRAND' includes store names AND these brands of 100% juice with 120% or more Vitamin C:

  • AMERICA's CHOICE
  • BEST YET
  • CLEAR VALUE
  • CRISP
  • DELSEA FARMS
  • ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
  • FLAVORITE
  • FOOD CLUB
  • GREAT VALUE
  • HARVEST CLASSIC
  • HYTOP
  • KRASDALE
  • NATURE'S OWN
  • PARADE
  • RED & WHITE
  • RICHFOOD
  • SHURFINE
  • SUPER A
  • TIPTON GROVE
  • WHITE ROSE
  • Check will specify 'Fresh only' or 'Fresh/Frozen/Canned'
  • Organic vegetables and fruits are allowed
  • 'Canned' means foods that have been preserved in an airtight container. The container could be metal, glass or plastic.

Fresh Vegetables & Fruits

  • Any variety of fresh vegetables and fruits
  • May be whole or cut up
  • Bagged salad mixtures, bagged vegetables

Not Allowed:

  • Items from the salad bar
  • Party trays, fruit baskets, decorative vegetables and fruits, dried products
  • Nuts, including peanuts, fruit/nut mixtures
  • Herbs, spices, salad dressing

'Canned' Fruits

  • Any brand packed in water or juice
  • Any variety of fruit, fruit mixtures
  • Any size/container/package type (except single-serving pouches)
  • Applesauce - "No sugar added" or "Unsweetened" varieties only
  • Products with artificial sweeteners
  • Fruit must be the first ingredient

Not Allowed:

  • Cranberry sauce, pie filling
  • Any syrup (heavy, light, "Naturally light", extra light, etc.)
  • Added sugar ("Lightly sweetened in fruit juice", etc.), nectar
  • Added salt, fat, oils
  • Single-serving pouches

'Canned' Vegetables

  • Any brand
  • May be regular or low sodium/salt
  • Any variety of vegetable, vegetable mixtures
  • Any size
  • Any container/package type
  • Vegetable must be the first ingredient
  • Canned tomatoes (paste, puree, whole, crushed, stewed, diced, sauce, salsa)

Not Allowed:

  • Pickled or creamed vegetables (including corn)
  • Soups, ketchup, relishes, olives
  • Products with added fats, oils, sugars
  • Mature beans, peas and lentils (for example: black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans)

To lower salt intake, rinse canned vegetables.

Frozen Fruits

  • Any brand
  • Any container/package type
  • Any size
  • Fruit must be the first ingredient
  • Any variety of fruit, fruit mixtures

Not Allowed:

  • Ingredients other than fruit
  • Added sugar
  • Any syrup (corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, honey, maple syrup, etc.)

Frozen Vegetables

  • Any brand
  • Any container/package type
  • Any size
  • With or without salt
  • Frozen beans, peas and lentils are allowed
  • Any variety of vegetable, vegetable mixtures
  • Vegetable must be the first ingredient

Not Allowed:

  • Added sugars, fats or oils

For more information on the NYS WIC Program, please visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/WIC. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.