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Canned fruits and vegetables added

We want to help you shop during COVID-19.

Oregon WIC has new options for fruit, vegetables, eggs, and cheese. These are not extra benefits. These foods are temporarily added to help you find foods to buy with your existing benefits. 

As of May 4, 2020, you can temporarily buy:


  • Canned fruits and vegetables with your fruit and vegetable benefit. See below for more details.
  • 12 oz. packages of mozzarella string cheese
  • Authorized cheese in 8 ounce blocks.
  • White eggs that are medium, large, extra-large and jumbo (no organic or cage-free)

 Is the milk you usually buy with WIC not available? If you can't find the milk or yogurt you usually buy, contact your WIC clinic. They might be able to change your benefits temporarily to get a different type of milk.

Which canned fruits and vegetables can I buy?

Canned Fruit: 
BUY DON'T BUY
  • Fruits packed in water or juice without added sugars
  • Any type of container, including plastic multi-packs
  • Natural or unsweetened applesauce OK
  • Organic OK
  • No syrup, such as heavy, light or extra light
  • No artificial sweeteners or no-calorie sweeteners
  • No fruits cocktail or mixed fruit with cherries


Canned vegetables:
BUY DON'T BUY
  • Vegetables without added fat or oils
  • Tomato or tomato products OK (like whole, strained, crushed, diced, paste, or puree)
  • Organic OK


  • No mixtures with mature beans, such as kidney or black beans
  • No pickled, creamed or sauced canned vegetables
  • No salsa, stewed tomatoes or tomato sauces


Oregon WIC Approved Foods - Effective March 1st, 2019

Click on the pictures below to view or download the Oregon WIC Food List. 

Note: These are Adobe Reader (PDF format) files. Due to the number of images, they are large files and may take a few minutes to download and open.

*The Food List is available in print in English and Spanish.

If you would like to provide a printed copy of this list to participants who need them in other languages, you can download printer-friendly versions here:  Arabic | BurmeseChinese | Chuukese | Karen | NepaliRussian | Somali | Ukrainian | Vietnamese 


Food List ENG thumb.jpg     Food List SPAN thumb.jpg   food-list-arab-thumb.jpg food-list-chin-thumb.jpg food-list-russ-thumb.jpg  food-list-somali-thumb.jpg  food-list-viet-thumb.jpg
    English                  Spanish                Arabic             Burmese             Chinese           Chuukese             Karen

 
Food List ENG thumb.jpg     Food List SPAN thumb.jpg    food-list-somali-thumb.jpg  food-list-viet-thumb.jpg  food-list-viet-thumb.jpg
     Nepali                   Russian                Somali             Ukrainian          Vietnamese

  

Common WIC foods (visual teaching tool, available online only):  English





Which brands are eligible?  

Oregon WIC has authorized specific brands of: 

  • Adult cereals, fortified with iron and folic acid. At least 50% of the authorized cereals are whole grain.
  • Sardines
  • Whole wheat bread (PDF)
  • 100% fruit juices rich in Vitamin C
  • Iron fortified infant formulas
  • Infant cereals
  • Baby food fruits and vegetables and meats
 
We also authorize most brands of...
  • Fresh & frozen fruits & vegetables  (view Produce Clarifications list, PDF)
  • Brown rice
  • Milk, eggs, cheese, peanut butter, dried beans, canned tuna and salmon
Special infant formulas and certain medical foods may also be provided when prescribed by a physician or health professional for a specified medical condition.  

How WIC foods are chosen

WIC provides foods to supplement the diets of pregnant & breastfeeding women, and infants & children under 5 years of age.  The foods in a food package are based on federal regulations and are in alignment with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the infant feeding guidelines of American Academy of Pediatrics.

The foods selected for the Oregon WIC Food List were chosen based on several factors, such as: 

  • Meets federal regulations
  • Nutritional value
  • Promotes good nutrition
  • Acceptable to WIC participants
  • Available across the state
  • Cost

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