WIC Program Illinois Authorized WIC Food List - IDHS 4870 (pdf)

State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

Effective February 2022

Grains

100% Whole Wheat Bread & Buns - 16 oz

Whole wheat flour must be the first ingredient listed

Not Included: Organic, bakery items

100% Whole Wheat Pasta - 16 oz

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED

  • Kroger
    Colavita
    Hy-Vee
    Gia russa
    Americas Choice
    Racconto
  • Bionaturae
    Delallo
    Fareway
    Luigi Vitelli
    Bella Terra
  • Hodgson Mill
    Signature Select
    Schnucks
    Great Value
    Ronzoni
  • Mishpacha
    Essential Everyday
    Barilla
    Good & Gather
    Our Family

Not Included: Pasta made from rice, quinoa, flax, corn, or vegetables, organic, sugars, fats, oils or salt

Bulgur - 16 oz

Brown Rice - 16 oz

Plain, Regular or Instant

Not Included: Organic

Tortillas - 16 oz

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED

100% Whole Wheat

  • Kroger
    Chi-Chis
    Mission
    Best Choice
    IGA
    Micasa
  • Market Pantry
    Essential Everyday
    Our Family
    Frescados
    La Banderita
    Don Pancho
  • Meijer
    Signature Select
    Ortega
    Celias
    Roundy's
  • Schnucks
    Great Value
    Food Club
    Guerrero
    Tio Santi

Soft Corn - White or Yellow

  • Kroger
    Our Family
    Don Marcos
  • Mission
    La Banderita
    Essential Everyday
  • Best Choice
    IGA
    Chi-Chis
  • Frescados
    Hy-Top

Not included: Hard corn tortillas / taco shells, low-carbohydrate, organic

Oatmeal - 16 oz

Old Fashioned, Traditional, Quick-Cook, Rolled Oats

Not included: Organic

Cereal - 12 oz or larger

General Mills

  • Chex (corn, rice, blueberry, wheat, cinnamon)
    Cheerios (original, multigrain)
    Kix (original, honey, berry berry)

Kellogg's

  • Frosted Mini Wheats (original, chocolate, little bites, bite size)
    Corn Flakes (original)
    Rice Krispies (original)
    All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes

Post

  • Grape-nuts
    Grape-nuts Flakes
    Honey Bunches of Oats (cinnamon bunches, honey roasted, vanilla bunches, with almonds)

Quaker

  • Life (original)
    Quaker Oatmeal Squares (brown sugar, cinnamon)

Malt-O-Meal

  • Mini Spooners (frosted, strawberry cream)
    Malt-O-Meal (original, chocolate)

B & G Foods

  • Cream of Wheat (whole grain)

Store Brands

  • Corn Flakes
    Crispy Rice
    Toasted Oats (original)
    Bran Flakes
    Frosted Shredded Wheat (original)

Kroger, Roundy's, Value Time, Signature Select, Fareway, Dierbergs, Food Club, IGA, Schnucks, Essential Everyday, Hytop, Best Choice, Our Family, Hyvee, Great Value, Always Save, Market Pantry, Meijer

Infant Cereal - 8 oz or 16 oz

Oatmeal, Barley, Whole What, Mixed Grain or Corn

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED

Gerber
Beech-Nut
Store Brand

Not Included: Organic, rice, cereals with added fruit, formula, DHA/ARA or other non-cereal ingredients.

Dairy

Milk

Product type and size will be listed on your Family Shopping List

1% or Skim - Only for children over the age of 2 and women

ONLY ALLOWED WHEN PRINTED ON FAMILY SHOPPING LIST:

  • Whole (only for 1-year children)
  • Lactose-Free: 1/2 gallon
  • Kosher
  • UHT - 2oz

Not Included: Organic, 2%, flavored, buttermilk rice, goat, nut or grain beverages, specialty or other milk alternatives, glass bottles

Soy Milk - 64 oz

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED

8th Continent (original or vanilla)

Silk (Original)

Great Value (Original)

Yogurt - 32 oz

Plain or Flavored

Whole Milk Yogurt - Only for 1-yaer old children

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED:

  • Brown Cow
    Prairie Farms
    Dannon
  • Hy-Vee
    Mountain High
  • Kroger
    Lucerne
  • Meijer
    Essential Everyday

Low Fat and Nonfat Yogurt - Only for children over the age of 2 and women

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED:

  • Kroger
    Market Pantry
    Mountain High
    Our Family
    La Yogurt
  • Food Club
    Dannon
    White Mountain
    Hy-Vee
    Yoplait
  • LALA
    Essential Everyday
    Lucerne
    Mehadrin
    Great Value
  • Prairie Farms
    Best Choice
    Schnucks
    Meijer

Not Included: Organic, Greek, artificial sweeteners or stevia, drinkable yogurt, mix in ingredients

Cheese - 16 oz or 8 oz

Sliced or Block

Whole fat, low fat or fat free; in any of the following types or combinations:

Natural Cheddar
Mozzarella

Provolone
Swiss

Muenster
Colby

Monterey Jack

Not Included: Organic, cheese from deli area, cheese food, spread, product, imitation, added flavors or ingredients, individually wrapped cheese slices

Infant Formula

As printed on your Family Shopping List

Meat and Beans

Beans, Peas & Lentils

Dry
Any type or brand
16oz

Canned
Any type or brand
15-16oz

Not Included: Organic, soups, seasonings, baked beans, added fats, oils, or meats, green beans*, wax beans*, snap beans*, or green peas* (*buy these foods with your fruit and vegetable dollar benefit)

Peanut Butter - 16-18 oz

Creamy, Crunchy, Chunky

Not Included: Organic, spread, or mixed with other ingredients

Tofu 14-16 oz

Any texture, regular or organic

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED

Nasoya
Azumaya
House Foods
O Organics
Natures Soy
Franklin Farms

Not Included: Added fats, sugars, sweeteners, oils, sodium, or seasonings.

Eggs - 1 Dozen

Large or Extra Large, white shell only

Not Included: Organic, vegetarian, cage free, free range or pasture raised; low cholesterol, pasteurized, fortified/enriched or any other modified or specialty eggs

Canned Fish - 5 oz

Chunk Light Tuna (oil or water packed)

Pink Salmon

Not Included: Organic, albacore or white tuna, solid, fillet, pouches, specialty, flavored, premium brands

Infant Meats - 2.5 oz

Plain with broth or gravy

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED:

Gerber
Beech-Nut
Store Brand

Not Included: Organic, added fruit, vegetables, rice or pasta; added sugars or salt; meat or poultry sticks, pouches

Juice

100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice

Must have at least 72mg (80%) or more Vitamin C

Any Brand Flavors - Orange, Grapefruit (red, white, pink), Pineapple

Women

48oz container

Apple & Eve
  • Apple
Seneca
  • Apple
  • Juicy Juice
    • Any flavor
Frozen 12 oz (must reconstitute to 48 oz)
Old Orchard
  • All Flavors
Store Brands
  • Apple, Grape, Tomato/Vegetable
  • Kroger, Freedoms Choice, Signature Select, Food Club, Best Choice, Our Family

Children

64oz container

Motts
  • Apple, apple cherry, apple mango, apple white grape, apple raspberry, apple pineapple
Tree Top
  • Apple, apple grape, apple cranberry
Musselmans
  • Apple
Ocean Spray
  • Cranberry, apple, concord grape
V8
  • 100% vegetable, low sodium, spicy
Campbell's
  • Tomato
Langers
  • All flavors except pomegranate blends
Indian Summer
  • Apple
Welchs
  • Grape, white grape and red grape
Old Orchard
  • All flavors
Everfresh
  • Orange, apple, kiwi strawberry
Juicy Juice
  • All flavors
Northland
  • All flavors
Store Brands
  • Apple, Grape, White Grape, Tomato/Vegetable
  • Kroger, Roundy's, Meijer, Schnucks, Hy-Top, Sams Choice, Signature Select, Fareway, Dierbergs, IGA, Best Choice, Our Family, Market Pantry, Food Club, Essential Everyday, HyVee, Great Value, Tipton Grove, Natures Nectar, Gold Emblem, Kedem, Liebers, Harvest Classic

Not Included: Organic, juice cocktails, light or reduced calorie, low acid

Fruits & Vegetables

Fresh

Fruits & Vegetables

Any variety of fresh fruits or vegetables

Not Included: Herbs or spices; dried fruits or vegetables; party trays or platters; baskets; salad bar items, bags of salads with topping/dressing; ornamental or decorative fruits or vegetables

Frozen

Fruits & Vegetables

Any brand or package size/type

Not Included: Added sugar, artificial sweetener, or stevia; breading, butter, sauce, fat, oil, salt, or seasoning; added rice, pasta or meat; fries or other shaped potatoes

Canned

Fruit

Any container type or size

Any variety packed in juice or water

Unsweetened applesauce (with cinnamon allowed)

Vegetables

Any variety including green peas, green/snap/wax/yellow beans

Whole, diced, crushed, or stewed tomatoes; tomato sauce, paste or puree (with herbs or seasoning allowed); salsa or picante.

Not Included: With any oil or brine; vinegar; pickles or pickled vegetables; creamed vegetables, added fats or oils; pizza or pasta sauce; added sugars or artificial sweeteners.

Infant Fruits and Vegetables

4oz containers, 2-pack of 4oz each (equals 8oz)

Any plain variety fruits or vegetables

Any mixture of plain fruits or vegetables

ONLY THE FOLLOWING BRANDS ARE ALLOWED:

Gerber
Beech-Nut
Pic Select Fresh
Store Brand

Not Included: Organic, pouches, added cereal, meat, starches, sugar, salt or DHA; dinners, desserts, yogurt blends, 2-packs of 2oz each


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