Approved Food Guide

 

 

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Attention: Starting June 1st WIC participants over the age of 1 will be getting extra benefits to buy fruits and vegetables this summer. WIC participants will receive $35 to buy fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables in June, July, August & September 2021. The extra benefits are good for this limited time only so make sure to use all your benefits before they expire. Reminder: WIC benefits are good for 30 days and do not roll over into the next month if unused. For questions about the extra fruit and vegetable benefit call your WIC office. For recipe ideas go to the Yummy Recipes tab on the WICShopper app.

Atención: Empezando e1 1ro de Junio participantes de WIC de 1 año de edad en adelante obtendrán beneficios extras para comprar frutas y vegetales durante el verano. Los participantes de WIC van a recibir $35 para comprar frutas y vegetales frescos, congelados y enlatados en Junio, Julio, Agosto y Septiembre del 2021. Los beneficios extras son sólo por tiempo limitado así que asegúrese de usar todos sus beneficios antes de que expiren. Recordatorio: Los beneficios WIC están vigentes por 30 dias y no se pasan al siguiente mes si no se usan. Si tiene preguntas en cuanto a los beneficios extras para frutas y vegetales, llame a su oficina WIC. Para obtener ideas de recetas vaya a recetas sabrosas (Yummy Recipes) en WICShopper app.

 

Attention: COVID-19 Announcement

Temporary Food Changes in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know it has been challenging to find some WIC foods. In response, WIC has temporarily expanded our food list to add options for some hard-to-find items including bread, eggs and cheese. Click the links below to see what has been added.  Please check at customer service if you are unable to find WIC formula on the shelves.

Food Guide Addendum-Spanish

Food Guide Addendum-English

In the store and not sure if it is newly WIC-approved? Use the WIC Shopper App to scan the bar code then compare to YOUR family food benefit list to double check.

Please continue to be patient with your grocers as they are working hard to stock their shelves. You can also look for different options you have within each food group in the food guide found below.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

 
 
Connecticut WIC Food Guides Effective January 1, 2021
 
English: Food Guide

 

Spanish: Food Guide

Arabic: Food Guide
 
Haitian Creole: Lis Manje Otorize
 
 
 
 
Milk and Peanut Butter/Legumes Purchase size and types allowed handouts:
 
 
 
 
WIC Food Purchasing Conversions: Conversion charts English/Spanish
 
 
Shopping with WIC videos

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How to submit product information to get on the WIC Approved Food Guide:

 

Manufacturers or vendors can submit food item descriptions including ingredient list, nutrition facts /UPC's code numbers to be considered for approval for the Connecticut WIC Program Approved Product Listing (APL) and to get on the approved food guide on a quarterly basis (January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15). Food must meet federal requirements to be approved in the CT WIC Program.

 

Submit the product information with nutrition labels, ingredient list, product images, statewide availability and retail prices for the products that you would like for us to consider. 

 

Information can be sent to: ctwic@ct.gov