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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC - Food Package Substitution Waiver

USDA has granted waivers to the following states and Indian Tribal Organizations allowing them to permit appropriate substitutes for the types and amounts of certain WIC-prescribed foods if their availability is limited. For example, as appropriate based on local food marketplace circumstances, specific states and Indian Tribal Organizations have been approved to allow participants to:

  • substitute milk of any available fat content if prescribed varieties are not available.
  • substitute authorized whole grains in package sizes up to 24 oz. when 16 oz. packages are not available.
  • substitute 18-count cartons of eggs when 12-count cartons are unavailable.

Please check with the WIC agency for specific approved food substitutions. (This page will be updated soon with links to more specific information for each agency, and as additional waivers are approved.)

State Agencies with Approved Waivers
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

Tribal Nations with Approved Waivers
Acoma, Canoncito & Laguna (ACL)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Chickasaw Nation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos
Indian Township Passamaquoddy
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Inter-Tribal Council of Oklahoma
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Navajo Nation
Otoe-Missouria Tribe
Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy
Pueblo of Isleta
Pueblo of Zuni
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Santee Sioux Nation
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Three Affiliated Tribes
Ute Mountain Tribe
01/19/2022