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WIC Food Packages - Maximum Monthly Allowances

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SNAPSHOT of the WIC Food Package 1

Maximum Monthly Allowances of Supplemental Foods for Children and Women

Foods

Children ------------------Women----------------------
Food Package IV:
1 through 4 years
Food Package V:
Pregnant and Partially (Mostly) Breastfeeding
(up to 1 year postpartum)
Food Package VI: Postpartum
(up to 6months postpartum)
Food Package VII:
Fully Breastfeeding
(up to 1year post-partum)
Juice, single strength 128 fl oz 144 fl oz 96 fl oz 144 fl oz
Milk 2 16 qt 22 qt 16 qt 24 qt
Breakfast cereal 3 36 oz 36 oz 36 oz 36 oz
Cheese N/A N/A N/A 1 lb
Eggs 1 dozen 1 dozen 1 dozen 2 dozen
Fruits and vegetables $8.00 in cash value vouchers $11.00 in cash value vouchers $11.00 in cash value vouchers $11.00 in cash value vouchers
Whole wheat bread 4 2 lb 1 lb N/A 351 lb
Fish (canned) 5 N/A N/A N/A 30 oz
Legumes, dry or canned and/or

Peanut butter
1 lb (64 oz canned)
or
18 oz
1 lb (64 ounce canned)
and
18 oz
1 lb (64 ounce canned)
or
18 oz
1 lb (64 ounce canned)
and
18 oz

1Refer to the www.fns.usda.gov/wic for the complete provisions and requirements for WIC foods.
2 Allowable options for fluid milk substitutions are yogurt, cheese, soy beverage, and tofu.
3 At least one half of the total number of breakfast cereals on state agency food list must be whole grain.
4 Allowable options for whole wheat bread are whole grain bread, brown rice, bulgur, oatmeal, whole-grain barley, soft corn or whole wheat macaroni products, or soft corn or whole wheat tortillas.
5 Allowable options for canned fish are light tuna, salmon, sardines, and mackerel.

Last updated 10/5/2015

SNAPSHOT of the WIC Food Packages 1
Maximum Monthly Allowances of Supplemental Foods For Infants In Food Packages I, II and III
  --Fully Formula fed-- --Partially Breastfed-- --Fully Breastfed--
Foods Food Packages
I and III
A: 0-3 months
B: 4-5 months
Food Packages
II and III
6-11 months
Food Packages
I and III
A: 0 to 1 month
B: 1-3 months
C: 4-5 months
Food Packages
II and III
6-11 months
Food Package I
0-5 months
Food Package II
6-11 months
WIC Formula

 

A: 806 fl oz reconstituted liquid concentrate
B: 884 fl oz reconstituted liquid concentrate
624 fl. oz. reconstituted liquid concentrate A: 1 can powder
B: 364 fl oz reconstituted liquid concentrate
C: 442 fl. oz. reconstituted liquid concentrate
312fl. oz. reconstituted liquid concentrate

 

   
Infant cereal   24 oz   24 oz   24 oz
Baby food
fruits and vegetables
  128 oz

 

  128 oz

 

  256 oz

 

Baby food
meat
          77.5 oz

1 Refer to the regulatory requirements for the complete provisions and requirements for infant formula and infant foods in the WIC food packages.

 

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03/25/2021