What foods are WIC approved?

What foods are WIC approved?


  • Eggs.
  • Peanut Butter.
  • Canned Fish. Types of Canned* Fish.
  • Infant Cereal.
  • Infant Food – Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Infant Food – Meat.
  • Infant Formula.
  • What do you get on WIC MN?

    Minnesota WIC Beneficiaries receive:

    • Breastfeeding information.
    • Wholesome foods like eggs, milk, Cereal, juice and cheese.
    • Information on Nutrition and health.
    • Social services and health referrals.
    • Iron fortified formula to infants who are not breastfeeding.

    What is WIC in Minnesota?

    Minnesota WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program provides pregnant women, new mothers and young children with nutrition information, health services and access to wholesome foods. Low-income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or recently had a baby are eligible to apply for this program.

    What is the purpose of WIC?

    The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are …

    What does WIC consider as income?

    WIC benefits are made available based on federal income guidelines. Income includes all cash before taxes earned by anyone who lives in the household. It also includes money from other sources such as Social Security benefits, public assistance, alimony or child support payments and unemployment compensation.

    What services does WIC provide?

    WIC provides nutrition, breastfeeding support, health education and other services, free of charge, to pregnant women, mothers, infants and children up to the age of five. WIC teaches moms what to eat while pregnant or breastfeeding and what to feed their growing children. We know budgets are tight.

    What are goals of the WIC program?

    To decrease the complications of pregnancy;

  • To prevent low birth weight babies;
  • To decrease iron deficiency anemia; and
  • To promote optimum growth and development of infants and young children.
  • What do you need to know about WIC?

    WIC assists pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, infants and children under the age of 5 years old. Participants are required to meet income guidelines, show proof of state residency and be considered a “nutritional risk.” WIC will provide a free health assessment to determine if you are considered…