WIC Nutrition

WIC achieves positive health outcomes through:
Nutrition counseling and education
Breastfeeding promotion and support
Nutritious foods – at no cost to participant – worth at a minimum of $54 per month (see Foods Provided by WIC)
Immunization screening and referrals
Health and social service referrals
List of WIC Approved Foods by Category
Baby Food | Infant Cereal | Infant Formula | Milk | Eggs | Cheese | Fruits and Vegetables | Juice | Hot Cereal |Peanut Butter | Dried Beans/Peas | Canned Beans | Fish | Whole Grains | Cold Cereals | Soy Milk | Tofu

Baby Food
Fruits & Vegetables – 4 oz
Single or mixed fruits and/or vegetables without added sugar, starch, salt, DHA/ARA, meat, rice, pasta, or noodles

Meats – 2 1/2 oz
Single meats with broth and/or gravy without added sugar, salt, DHA/ARA, rice, pasta or noodles

Recommended brands that have products to meet the above criteria include: Beechnut, Gerber, Nature’s Goodness

Cannot buy: desserts, dinners, cobblers or delights

Infant Cereal
8 oz box or larger
Least expensive brand

Your choice of:

  • Barley
  • Mixed
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Whole Wheat

Cannot buy: cereal with added fruit, formula or DHA/AHA

Infant Formula
The brand, type and size as listed on the check.

Cannot buy: any other brand, type or size

Milk
Type and container size as listed on the check
Least expensive brand

  • Skim, 1/2%, 1%, 2%
  • Whole milk
  • Fat free, Lowfat or Reduced fat Lactose Free
  • Whole Lactose Free
  • Fat free or Lowfat Evaporated
  • Whole Evaporated
  • Nonfat Dry

Cannot buy: buttermilk, flavored milk, raw unpasteurized milk, non-dairy milk substitutes, soy milk or rice milk

Eggs
One Dozen
Least expensive brand

Your choice of:

  • Grade AA or A large

Cheese
15.1 oz package or larger
Least expensive brand: Clients may buy 2% milk reduced fat or part skim cheeses. Your choice of:

  • Pasteurized Processed American (sliced)
  • Cheddar (block)
  • Cojack (block)
  • Colby (block)
  • Monterey Jack (block)
  • Mozzarella (block)
  • Swiss (block)

Cannot buy: imported cheese, cheese food, product or spread, shredded cheese, cheese with added flavors or individually wrapped slices

Fruits & Vegetables
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

  • Any variety of fresh, bulk fruits and vegetables, including sweet potatoes and yams
  • Bagged salad mixes
  • Bagged vegetables
  • Cut fruit or vegetables

Cannot buy: russet, white, red, yellow, blue or purple potatoes; items from the salad bar, party trays, fruit baskets, decorative fruits or vegetables, nuts, herbs or spices

Canned Fruits & Vegetables
Any variety of canned fruits and vegetables, regular or low sodium, without added syrup, sweetener, flavoring, fat, oil, sauce, meat, pasta, rice or noodles
Cannot buy: russet, white, red, yellow, blue or purple potatoes; sauerkraut, baked beans, pork and beans, black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, lima beans, split peas, lentils, other mature legumes, soups, ketchup, relishes, condiments, pickled vegetables and olives

Frozen Fruits & Vegetables
Any variety of frozen fruits and vegetables, without added syrup, sweetener, flavoring, fat, oil, sauce, meat, pasta, rice or noodles
Cannot buy: russet, white, red, yellow, blue or purple potatoes; or any mixes containing these type of potatoes; products with any ingredients other than fruit or vegetables

Juice – 100% Juice Only
64 oz Container
Apple:

  • Best Choice
  • IGA
  • Juicy Juice (any flavor)
  • Kroger
  • Market Pantry
  • Musselman’s
  • Old Orchard 100% Juice
  • Our Family
  • Seneca
  • Shurfine
  • Tipton Grove
  • Tree Top

Grape:

  • Bay Mist
  • Best Choice
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Market Pantry
  • Old Orchard 100% Juice
  • Our Family
  • Shurfine
  • Welch’s 100% Juice

Juice Blends:

  • Best Choice 100% Juice
  • Juicy Juice (any flavor)
  • Kroger Blueberry
  • Kroger Pomegranate
  • Kroger White Grape Peach
  • Old Orchard 100% Juice

Orange:

  • Any Brand
     

11-12 oz Shelf Stable Concentrate
Apple:

  • Juicy Juice
  • Welch’s (any flavor with a yellow band)

Grape:

  • Welch’s (any flavor with a yellow band)

Juice Blends:

  • Juicy Juice (any flavor)
  • Welch’s (any flavor with a yellow band)

Orange:

  • Any Brand
     

11-12 oz Frozen Concentrate
Apple:

  • Best Choice
  • Great Value
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • Market Pantry
  • Old Orchard
  • Our Family
  • Seneca
  • Shurfine

Grape:

  • Best Choice
  • Great Value
  • Kroger
  • Old Orchard
  • Seneca
  • Welch’s

Juice Blends:

  • Old Orchard (any flavor with a green band)
  • Welch’s (any flavor with a yellow band)

Orange:

  • Any Brand
     

Cannot buy: Any other size, container, type, flavor, or brand, freshly squeezed, infant juice, punches, ades or fruit drinks, juice cocktail or lite juice

Hot Cereal
9 oz package or larger
    
Creamy wheat Enriched Farina
    

  • Whole Grain Cream of Wheat
  • Cream of Wheat 1 Minute
  • Cream of Wheat 10 Minutes
  • Cream of Wheat 2 1/2 Minutes

    
Creamy Wheat
    

  • Chocolate Hot Wheat Cereal
  • all Natural Creamy Hot Wheat Cereal
  • Original Hot Wheat Cereal

Instant Grits Original Flavor
Cannot buy: any cereal or brand not listed, organic cereal

Peanut Butter
18 oz Jar

  • Smooth/Creamy or Crunchy

Cannot buy: peanut butter spreads, peanut butter with added flavors or fortified peanut butter

Dried Beans/Peas
Up to 1 lb bag
Least expensive brand

Your choice of:

  • Dried beans, peas, or lentils

Cannot buy: soup mixes

Canned Beans
14-16 oz can
Any Brand

  • Black
  • Kidney
  • Navy
  • Pinto
  • Fat-Free Refried Beans

Cannot buy: green beans, baked beans, flavored beans, pork and beans or beans/chili, beans containing added sugars, fats, meats or oils

Fish
2.5-15 oz container
Light Tuna, chunk

Any brand, packed in water or oil
Pink Salmon

Any brand, packed in water or oil
Cannot buy: albacore tuna, tuna spreads, or any other type of salmon, or lunch packs

Whole Grains
Whole Wheat Bread/Rolls/Buns:12 – 24 oz packages
Product labels for breads/rolls/buns must include the words whole wheat or entire wheat. Whole wheat flour must be the first ingredient listed.

Recommended brands that have 100% Whole Wheat products to meet the above criteria include:

     
Tortillas: 6 – 17.5 oz containers

Whole Wheat Tortillas:

  • Best Choice
  • Carlita
  • ChiChi’s
  • Don Pancho
  • Food Club
  • Guerrero
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • La Banderita
  • Li’l Guys
  • Mission
  • Santa Fe
  • Shurfresh

Soft Corn Tortillas

  • Best Choice
  • Casa Rica
  • ChiChi’s
  • Don Pancho
  • El Taquito
  • Guerrero
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • La Banderita
  • La Burrita
  • Mission
  • Santa Fe
  • Shurfresh

Cannot buy: any other brand

  • Brown Rice

8 – 24 oz containers

Any brand, may be instant, quick or regular cooking

Cannot buy: products with added sugar, salt, flavoring, fat or oil

  • Oatmeal

8 – 24 oz containers

Any brand, may be instant, quick or regular cooking

Cannot buy: products with added sugar, salt, flavoring, fat or oil

  • Cereal

9 oz package or larger

*Indicates a whole grain cereal option

    

  • Corn Flakes
  • Corn Puffs
  • Crisp Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Happy O’s*
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Oats and More with Almonds
  • Oats and More with Honey
  • Rice Crisps
  • Wheat Crisps*
  • Wheat Flakes*
  • Cheerios*
  • Corn Chex
  • Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey Kix*
  • Kix
  • MultiGrain Cheerios*
  • Rice Chex
  • Wheat Chex*
  • Wheaties*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crisp Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Healthy 4 You Corn
  • Healthy 4 You Rice
  • Healthy 4 You Wheat*
  • Multigrain Flakes
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Bite Sized Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Almonds
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Tasteeos*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Rice
  • Wheat Biscuits*
  • Wheat Flakes*
  • Bite Sized Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Almonds
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Tasteeos*
  • Toasted Corn
  • Toasted Rice
  • Wheat Biscuits*
  • Wheat Flakes*
  • Mighty Bites – Honey Crunch*
  • Complete All-Bran Wheat Bran Flakes*
  • Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size*
  • Rice Krispies
  • Unfrosted Mini-Wheats*
  • Bran Flakes*
  • Corn Bitz Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey Crisp Medley
  • Honey Crisp Medley w/Almonds
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Rice Bitz
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Crispy Rice
  • Frosted Mini Spooners*
  • Honey Oat Blenders
  • Honey Oat Blenders w/Almonds
  • Frosted Bite Size Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey & Oat Mixers
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Bran Flakes*
  • Corn Biscuits
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crispy Rice
  • Crispy Rice Biscuits
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Krunch Nutties*
  • Oats and More with Honey
  • Oats and More with Almonds
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Wheat Biscuits*
  • Banana Nut Crunch*
  • Bran Flakes*
  • Grape Nuts*
  • Honey Bunches of Oats – Almonds
  • Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted
  • Crunchy Corn Bran
  • Life*
  • Oatmeal Squares*
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Mornin’ Gems Corn Flakes
  • Nature’s Crunch Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Rollin’ Oats Toasted Oats*
  • Corn Biscuits
  • Corn Flakes
  • Crisp Rice
  • Enriched Bran Flakes*
  • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Almonds
  • Honey Oats & Flakes with Clusters
  • Nutty Nuggets*
  • Rice Biscuits
  • Toasted Oats*
  • Wheat Squares*

Cannot buy: any cereal or brand not listed or organic cereal

Soy Milk
Approved Brand:

8th Continent, Original
Cannot buy: any other brand

Tofu
Approved Brands:

  • Azumaya, Firm
  • Azumaya, Silken
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Soft
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Firm
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Extra Firm
  • Mori-Nu, Silken Lite Firm
  • Mori-Nu, Organic Silken Firm
  • Nasoya, Firm
  • Nasoya, Silken
  • Nasaya, Soft
  • Nasoya, Lite Firm
  • Nasoya, Lite Silken

Cannot buy: any other brand

Additional Information
*A special food prescription is available for the homeless and children or women with special health care needs. Women who choose to exclusively breastfeeding also receive tuna and carrots and additional amounts of juice, cheese and beans or peanut butter. Breast pumps may be available for women who breastfeed.

WIC nutrition staff meet with each WIC participant to:

  • Assess their diet and identify nutritional needs
  • Provide individual nutrition counseling
  • Determine appropriate foods
General Information
Phone Numbers
620-221-1430 620-442-3260
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
320 E 9th Ave / 115 E. Radio Lane
Suite B /
Winfield / Arkansas City,
KS
67156/67005

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Immunization Clinic Hours
Monday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wed: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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