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WIC Infant Foods Calculator

A Tool for Using the Rounding Up Methodology

WIC regulations require State agencies to provide a pathway for participants to receive their full food benefit amount.  State agencies may round up to the next whole container of infant food (infant cereal, fruits, vegetables and meat) when the maximum monthly allowance cannot be issued due to varying container sizes of authorized infant foods.  State agencies that use the rounding up option must issue infant foods in whole containers based on the methodology specified in Federal regulations at 7 CFR 246.10(h)(2).  

To use the calculator: 

  1. Select the applicable participant category from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter the ounces of the infant container size to calculate the monthly container allowance over a 6-month distribution.
  3. Distribute the number of whole containers as evenly as possible over the timeframe (the number of months the participant will receive the food package). 

A related resource also available to State agencies, the WIC Infant Formula Calculator, is a web-based tool developed to calculate infant formula issuance amounts consistent with WIC regulations. 

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