Snapshot - Food Packages for Women, Infants and Children

Food Packages

This chart shows the maximum monthly allowances (MMA) of supplemental foods for infants, children and women, and reflects the fiscal year 2019 increase for the cash-value voucher for children ages one thought four years old. These amounts may be adjusted down for an individual participant based on a participant's nutrition needs determined from the nutrition and breastfeeding assessment, and in accordance with WIC regulations, WIC Food Package Guidance, and WIC Breastfeeding Policy & Guidance.

Snapshot of WIC Food Packages for Children and Women

Maximum Monthly Allowances of Supplemental Foods1

 

Children

Women

Foods

Food Package IV: 1 through 4 years

Food Package V: Pregnant and Partially (Mostly) Breastfeeding (up to 1 year postpartum)

Food Package VI: PostPartum (up to 6 months postpartum)

Food Package VII: Fully Breastfeeding (up to 1 year postpartum)

Juice, single strength

128 fl. oz.

144 fl. oz.

96 fl. oz.

144 fl. oz.

Milk2

16 qt.

22 qt. 16 qt. 24 qt.

Breakfast cereal3

36 oz.

36 oz. 36 oz. 36 oz.

Cheese

N/A

N/A N/A N/A

Eggs

1 dozen

1 dozen

1 dozen

2 dozen

Fruits and vegetables4

$9.00 in CVV

$11.00 in CVV

$11.00 in CVV

$11.00 in CVV

Whole wheat or whole grain bread5

2 lb.

1 lb.

N/A

1 lb.

Fish (canned)6

N/A

N/A

N/A

30 oz.

Legumes (dry or canned) and/or Peanut butter

1 lb. (64 oz. canned)

Or

18 oz.

1 lb. (64 oz. canned)

And

18 oz.

1 lb. (64 oz. canned)

Or

18 oz.

1 lb. (64 oz. canned)

And

18 oz.


1Refer to the full regulation at e-CFR for the complete provisions and requirements for WIC foods.

2Allowable fluid milk substitution options: yogurt, cheese, soy beverage, and tofu.

3At least one half of the total number of breakfast cereals on State agency food list must be whole grain.

4Fruits and vegetables are issued via a cash-value voucher (CVV) or benefit (CVB).

5Allowable whole grain options: brown rice, bulgur, oatmeal, whole-grain barley, whole wheat macaroni products, or soft corn or whole wheat tortillas. 

6Allowable canned fish options: light tuna, salmon, sardines, and mackerel.

food packages
Developed by: USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
Publication date: October 2019