Supplemental Foods

WIC encourages families to eat well, be active, and stay healthy.

WIC foods are intended to supplement participants’ food intake. Each of the WIC foods is rich in one or more of the following nutrients: protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B, C, which tend to be low in the diet of the WIC target population.

Food Instruments:

WIC gives participants special checks to buy the WIC allowed foods. These checks are called Food Instruments (FIs) / Cash Value Vouchers (CVVs) or in general, WIC checks . WIC checks usually contain the participant’s name, first and last day to use, and the type and amount of food to buy. WIC checks can only be used in grocery stores that have an agreement with the AS WIC to provide WIC foods to participants.

WIC Foods Nutrients Provided
1. Milk Calcium, Vitamins A & D , Protein
2. Cheese Calcium, Vitamins A & D , Protein
3. Eggs Protein, Vitamins , Minerals
4. Beans Or Peanut Butter Iron, Protein ,Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals
5. Fruits Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals
6. Cereal Iron, Fiber , B Vitamins
7. Iron Fortified Infant Formula Calcium, Vitamins, Minerals , Protein
8. Iron Fortified Infant Cereal Iron, Protein , B Vitamins
9. Vegetables Fiber, Vitamins , Minerals
10. Tuna Fish Iron, Protein

 

How is the food package determined?

  • Target nutrients
  • Participant categories
  • Risk factors
  • Participant preferences within guidelines
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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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