WIC Nutrition & WIC Approved Foods

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

WIC benefits can be used to buy healthy food at over 340 authorized grocery stores statewide. Your WIC benefits can be used at any WIC-authorized store within the state. WIC foods are chosen because they contain necessary nutrients for pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy, and early childhood. 

WIC Approved Foods

The complete list of WIC-approved foods can be found below on this page.

For a complete list of foods in Microsoft Excel form, please click HERE.

For more information on the WIC program, the WIC Shopper App, and the approved foods list, please view the the WIC Program Booklet (English) or the  WIC Program Booklet (Spanish)


Baby Food

Fruits & Vegetables - 4 oz. containers and multipacks of two 4 oz. containers to total 8 oz.

  • Single or mixed fruits
  • Single or mixed vegetables

Not Approved: desserts, dinners, cobblers, delights, organic, added sugar, starch, or DHA/ARA

Meats* - 2.5 oz. containers 
*Available to exclusively breastfed babies only.

  • Single meats with broth
  • Single meats with gravy

Not Approved: dinners or organic


Infant Cereal - 8 oz. or 16 oz. containers
Brands: Beech-Nut and Gerber

Choice of:

  • Barley
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole Wheat
  • Mixed
  • Rice

Not Approved: cereal with added fruit, formula, DHA/ARA or organic


Infant Formula - The brand, type, and size as listed on the current benefits

Not Approved: any other brand, type, or size
*Due to the recent recall of Abbott Nutrition Powdered Formula Products (Similac, Alimentum, EleCare), WIC has provided a list of substitutions that can be found HERE


Milk - Type and container size listed on current benefits

Children 1 Year Old 

  • Whole milk 
  • Lactose-free whole milk
  • Whole evaporated milk


Children 2 to 5 Years Old & Women

  • Fat free milk (skim) & low fat milk (1/2%, 1%)
  • Lactose free fat free & low fat milk
  • Fat free & low fat evaporated milk
  • Nonfat dry milk

Reduced fat (2%) milk is only available for certain medical conditions.

Not Approved: buttermilk, flavored milk, goat's milk, raw unpasteurized milk, non-dairy milk substitutes*, rice milk*, almond milk*, coconut milk*, or in glass containers.
*Does not meet minimum nutrition requirements


Eggs - One Dozen

Choice of:

  • Grade AA Large
  • Grade A Large

Not Approved: brown, free-range, cage-free, specialty eggs or organic


Cheese - One 16 oz. package or two 8 oz. packages

Choice of:

  • Pasteurized Processed American (sliced)
  • Colby (block)
  • Monterey Jack (block)
  • Mozzarella (block)
  • Swiss (block)
  • Combination of any of the cheeses listed above

Not Approved: imported cheese, cheese food product or spread, shredded cheese, cheese with added flavors, individually wrapped slices or organic


Yogurt - 32 oz. containers

Children 1 Year Old - Whole Milk Yogurt:

  • Dannon - Plain, Strawberry, and Vanilla
  • Kroger - Plan and Vanilla
  • Mountain High - Plain, Strawberry, and Vanilla

Children 2 to 5 Years Old & Women - Lowfat & Nonfat Yogurt:

  • Best Choice - Plain, Strawberry, and Vanilla
  • Coburn Farms - Plain and Vanilla
  • Dannon - Plain, Strawberry, and Vanilla
  • Dannon Light & Fit - Strawberry and Vanilla
  • Great Value - Peach, Plain, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, and Vanilla
  • Hiland - Peach, Plain, Strawberry, and Vanilla
  • Hy-Vee - Blueberry, Peach, Plain, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, and Vanilla
  • Kroger - Plain, Strawberry, and Vanilla
  • LALA - Mango, Mixed Berry, Peach, Pina Colada, Plain, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, and Vanilla
  • Market Pantry - Plain and Vanilla
  • Mountain High - Plain and Vanilla
  • Our Family - Blueberry, Peach, Plain, Strawberry, and Vanilla
  • ShurFine - Plain
  • Yoplait - Blueberry, Harvest Peach, Plain, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, and Vanilla

Not Approved: any other size, brand, flavor; products with mix-in ingredients such as granola, candy pieces, honey, nuts, or similar ingredients; Greek, organic or drinkable.


Soy Beverage - Half gallon (64 oz.) or Quart (32 oz.) containers

  • 8th Continent - Original and Vanilla
  • Great Value - Original
  • Silk - Original and Aseptic (shelf stable) Original
  • WestSoy (shelf stable) - Organic Plus Plain and Organic Plus Vanilla

Not Approved: any other size, container, type, flavor, or brand


Tofu - 16 oz. containers

  • Azumaya - Firm
  • House - Medium Firm, Firm, and Extra Firm
  • Nasoya - Silken

Not Approved: any other size, container, type, flavor, or brand


Dried Beans/Peas - 1 lb. (16 oz.) or 2 lb. (32 oz.) bag

Any brand
Choice of:

  • Dried Beans
  • Peas
  • Lentils

Not Approved: soup mixes


Peanut Butter - 16-18 oz. jar

Any Brand

  • Smooth/Creamy
  • Crunchy
  • Natural

Not Approved: peanut butter spreads, peanut butter with added flavors, fortified peanut butter, reduced fat, or organic


Canned Beans - 15-16 oz. can

Any Brand

  • Black Beans
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Crowder Peas
  • Fat-Free Refried Beans
  • Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)
  • Great Northern Beans
  • Kidney Beans (any color)
  • Lentils
  • Lima or Butter Beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Purple Hull Peas
  • Red Beans
  • Split Peas

Not Approved: green beans, baked beans, flavored beans, pork and beans or chili beans, soups, beans containing added sugars, fats, meats, or oils.


Fish* - 3-15 oz. containers
*Available to exclusively breastfeeding mothers and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers with twins or triplets

Any Brand

  • Light Tuna, chunk - Packed in water or oil
  • Pink Salmon - Packed in water or oil

Not Approved: albacore tuna, tuna spreads, smoked or any other type of salmon, lunch packs, or fish with added flavoring


Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

  • Any variety of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Bagged salad mixes
  • Bagged vegetables
  • Bagged fruit
  • Cut fruit or vegetables

Not Approved: canned, frozen, items from the salad bar, party trays, fruit baskets, decorative fruits or vegetables, nuts, kits with sauces and/or dressings, leafy herbs or spices (e.g. basil, cilantro, parsley, etc.)


Juice - only the container size listed on the current benefits

Orange Juice
Any Brand

  • Concentrate (frozen or non-frozen) 11.5-12 oz.
  • 64 oz. shelf stable and refrigerated
  • With or Without Calcium

Frozen Concentrate* - 11.5-12 oz. only
*For Women

  • Always Save - Apple
  • Best Choice - Apple
  • Great Value - Apple, Grape
  • Hy-Vee - Apple
  • Kroger - Apple, Grape, Pineapple Orange
  • Langers - Apple, Grape, Pineapple
  • Market Pantry - Apple Grape
  • Old Orchard - Any flavor with a green lid (100% juice)
  • Our Family - Apple
  • Seneca - Apple
  • ShurFine - Apple
  • Tipton Grove - Apple
  • TreeTop - Apple
  • Welch's - Any flavor with a yellow band (100% juice)

Non-Frozen Concentrate*11.5-12 oz. only
*For Women

  • Welch's - Any flavor with yellow band (100% juice)

Shelf Stable* - 64 oz. only
*For Children

  • Apple and Eve
    • Apple Juice
    • Apple Juice - Natural Style
    • Cranberry Apple
    • Cranberry Grape
    • Cranberry Juice & More
    • Cranberry - Naturally
    • Cranberry Pomegranate
    • Cranberry Raspberry
  • Always Save
    • Apple
    • Grape
  • Best Choice
    • Apple
    • Berry
    • Cherry
    • Cranberry
    • Grape
    • Pineapple
    • Punch
    • Tomato
    • White Grape
    • White Grapefruit
  • Campbell's
    • Tomato
    • Tomato - Low Sodium
  • Great Value
    • Apple
    • Cranberry
    • Cranberry Grape
    • Grape
    • Pineapple
    • Tomato
    • White Grape
    • White Grape Peach
  • Hy-Vee
    • Apple
    • Apple Cider
    • Apple - Premium
    • Concord Grape
    • Cranberry
    • Cranberry Apple
    • Cranberry Raspberry
    • Grapefruit
    • Just Juice Apple
    • Just Juice Berry
    • Just Juice Cherry
    • Just Juice Grape
    • Just Juice Fruit Punch
    • Pineapple
    • Tomato
    • White Grape
  • Juicy Juice
    • Any flavor (100% juice)
  • Kroger
    • Apple
    • Grape
    • White Grape
    • White Grape Peach
  • Langers
    • Apple
    • Apple Berry Cherry
    • Apple Cranberry
    • Apple Grape
    • Apple Kiwi Strawberry
    • Apple Orange Pineapple
    • Apple Peach Mango
    • Concord Grape
    • Grape
    • Grape Juice Plus
    • Harvest Apple Plus
    • Pineapple
    • Pineapple Orange
    • Prune Juice Plus
    • Red Grape
    • Ruby Red Grapefruit
    • Tomato
    • White Grape
  • Market Pantry
    • Apple
    • White Grape
  • Mott's
    • Apple
    • Apple Cherry
    • Apple Mango
    • Apple White Grape
  • Musselman's
    • Apple
    • Premium Apple
  • Northland
    • Blueberry Blackberry Acai
    • Cranberry
    • Cranberry Blackberry
    • Cranberry Cherry
    • Cranberry Mango
    • Cranberry Pomegranate
    • Cranberry Raspberry
    • Pomegranate Blueberry
    • Raspberry Blueberry
  • Old Orchard
    • Any flavor with 100% juice on the label
  • Our Family
    • Apple (from concentrate)
    • Apple (not from concentrate)
    • Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
    • Grape
    • White Grape
  • Ruby Kist
    • Apple
    • Grape
    • White Grape
  • Seneca
    • Apple
  • ShurFine
    • Apple
    • Grape
    • Tomato
    • White Grape
  • Tipton Grove
    • Apple Grape
  • TreeTop
    • Apple 
    • Apple Berry
    • Apple Grape
    • Orange Passionfruit
    • Pineapple Orange
  • Welch's
    • Grape
    • Red Grape
    • Super Berry
    • White Grape

Not Approved: juice that has added sugar or DHA, infant juice, organic, refrigerated (except orange), juice cocktails, drinks, or ades


Whole Grains

Soft Corn (Yellow or White) or Whole Wheat Tortillas - 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, or 32 oz. packages

  • Best Choice
  • ChiChi's
  • Don Pancho
  • Guerrerro
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • La Banderita
  • La Burrita
  • Mama Lupe's
  • Market Pantry
  • Mi Casa
  • Mission
  • Ortega
  • Our Family
  • Santa Fe
  • ShurFine
  • Tio Santi

Not Approved: any other brand or size

Brown Rice
Any brand

  • 16 or 32 oz. containers
    • Regular
    • Quick
  • 14 oz. containers
    • Instant

Not Approved: products with added sugar, salt, flavoring, fat, or oil

Whole Wheat or Whole Grain Pasta - 16 oz. only

  • Barilla
  • Full Circle
  • Hodgson Mill
  • Kroger
  • Our Family
  • Racconto
  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
  • ShurFine
  • Simple Truth

Not Approved: any other brand or products that have added sugars, fats, oils, or salt (i.e. sodium)

100% Whole Wheat* Bread, Rolls, Thins, and Buns - 12, 16, 20, or 24 oz. packages

Product labels for breads/rolls/buns must include the words 100% Whole Wheat. Whole Wheat flour must be the first ingredient listed.

To find a complete list of WIC approved breads visit kansaswic.org


Cold Cereal - 11-36 oz.
Choose cereals marked with * for those rich in whole grains

  • Best Choice
    • Corn Crisps
    • Corn Flakes
    • Crispy Hexagons
    • Crispy Rice
    • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
    • Honey Oat Clusters
    • Honey Oat Clusters With Almonds
    • Maple Brown Sugar Frosted Shredded Wheat*
    • Rice Crisps
    • Strawberry Frosted Shredded Wheat*
    • Toasted Oats*
    • Wheat Bran Flakes*
    • Wheat Crisps*
    • Wheat Flakes*
  • General Mills
    • Berry Berry Kix*
    • Blueberry Chex
    • Cheerios*
    • Cinnamon Chex
    • Corn Chex
    • Fiber One Honey Clusters*
    • Honey Kix*
    • Kix*
    • Multi Grain Cheerios*
    • Rice Chex
    • Vanilla Chex
    • Wheat Chex*
    • Wheaties*
    • Whole Grain Total*
  • Great Value
    • Bran Flakes*
    • Corn Flakes
    • Corn Squares
    • Crunchy Honey Oats
    • Crunchy Nuggets*
    • Frosted Shredded Wheat Bitesize*
    • Multi Grain O's*
    • O's*
    • Oat Crunch*
    • Rice Crispers
    • Rice Squares
    • Wheat Squares*
  • Hy-Vee
    • Corn Flakes
    • Corn Squares
    • Crispy Rice
    • Maple Brown Sugar Frosted Shredded Wheat*
    • Oat Squares*
    • Oats & More with Almonds
    • Oats & More with Honey
    • Wheat Bran Flakes*
    • Wheat Flakes*
  • Kellogg's
    • All-Bran Complete Wheat Bran Flakes*
    • Corn Flakes
    • Crispix
    • Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites*
    • Frosted Mini-Wheats Original*
    • Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit Raspberry*
    • Rice Krispies
    • Special K Original
    • Special K Protein Honey Almond Ancient Grains*
    • Special K Protein Original Multi Grain Touch of Cinnamon*
  • Kiggins
    • Corn Flakes
    • Crispy Rice
    • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
    • Toasted Rollin' Oats*
  • Kroger
    • Bran Flakes*
    • Corn Flakes
    • Crispy Rice
    • Frosted Shredded Wheat Strawberry Cream*
    • Honey Crisp Medley with Almonds
    • Living Well*
    • Nutty Nuggets*
    • Oat Squares*
    • Rice Squares
    • Toasted Oats*
  • Malt-O-Meal
    • Blueberry Mini Spooners*
    • Corn Flakes
    • Crispy Rice
    • Frosted Mini Spooners*
    • Strawberry Cream Mini Spooners*
  • Market Pantry
    • Corn Flakes
    • Crispy Rice
  • Our Family
    • 4 Corner Crunch Original*
    • Bran Flakes*
    • Corn Flakes
    • Corn Squares
    • Crispy Hexagons
    • Crispy Rice
    • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
    • Multi Grain Toasted Oats*
    • Oats and More with Almonds
    • Oats and More with Honey
    • Rice Squares
    • Tasteeos/Toasted Oats*
  • Post
    • Grape Nuts*
    • Grape Nuts Flakes*
    • Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch*
    • Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted
    • Honey Bunches of Oats Pecan & Maple Brown Sugar
    • Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Almond Crunch*
    • Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Honey Crunch*
    • Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
    • Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Bunches
    • Honey Bunches of Oats with Vanilla Bunches*
  • Quaker
    • Life*
    • Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon*
    • Oatmeal Squares Golden Maple*
    • Oatmeal Squares Hint of Brown Sugar*
    • Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut*
  • Ralston Foods
    • Corn Flakes
    • Corn Squares
    • Crispy Hexagons
    • Crispy Rice
    • Frosted Shredded Wheat*
    • Tasteeos/Toasted Oats*
    • Wheat Bran Flakes*
  • ShurFine
    • Corn Flakes
    • Corn Squares
    • Crispy Rice
    • Crunchy Corn & Rice
    • Frosted Shredded Wheat Bite Size*
    • Oats and More with Almonds
    • Oats and More with Honey
    • Rice Squares
    • Tasteeos/Toasted Oats*
    • Wheat Bran Flakes*
    • Wheat Squares*
  • Sunbelt Bakery
    • Simple Granola

Not Approved: any cereal or brand not listed, or organic cereal


Hot Cereal - 11-36 oz.
Choose cereals marked with * for those rich in whole grains

  • Best Choice
    • Creamy Farina
    • Instant Regular Oatmeal*
  • Co Co Wheats
    • Co Co Wheats
  • Cream of Rice
    • Cream of Rice
    • Cream of Rice Instant
  • Cream of Wheat
    • Cream of Wheat - 1 Minute
    • Cream of Wheat - 21/2 Minute
    • Cream of Wheat Instant
    • Whole Grain Cream of Wheat*
    • Whole Grain Cream of Wheat Instant*
  • Hy-Vee
    • Instant Regular Oatmeal*
  • Kroger
    • Original Instant Oatmeal*
    • Grits Instant Butter Flavor
  • Malt-O-Meal
    • Chocolate Hot Wheat Cereal
    • Original Hot Wheat Cereal
  • Maypo
    • Maple Oatmeal*
    • Vermont Style Maple Oatmeal
  • Our Family
    • Instant Oatmeal Regular Flavor*
  • Quaker
    • Instant Grits Original
    • Instant Oatmeal Original*
  • ShurFine
    • Instant Oatmeal Original Flavor*

Not Approved: any cereal or brand not listed, or organic cereal


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 breastfeed also receive tuna, 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
Suite B
Winfield,
KS
67156

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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