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January 2015 WIC Approved Foods List Update Presentation to: Nutrition Service Directors Presented by: Laura Iberkleid, MPH, RD, LD Date: December 2014.

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1 January 2015 WIC Approved Foods List Update Presentation to: Nutrition Service Directors Presented by: Laura Iberkleid, MPH, RD, LD Date: December 2014

2 New Look

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4 FRUITS and VEGETABLES

5 Organic is allowed for fresh, frozen and canned produce FRUITS and VEGETABLES

6 Canned fruits cannot contain added sugar, artificial sweeteners, fats, or oils Canned vegetables cannot contain added fats, or oils FRUITS and VEGETABLES

7 Tomato sauce, salsa, tomato paste are allowed – Spaghetti sauce NOT allowed – Cannot contain added sugar, fat, or oil – Seasonings allowed for these items only FRUITS and VEGETABLES

8 New Voucher Wording Current Voucher Wording Produce: $x for fresh, frozen, or canned fruit and vegetables. No potatoes- except for sweet potatoes or yams. No products with added sugar, fat, or oils. No creamed vegetables. Produce: $x for fresh, frozen, or canned fruit and vegetables. No potatoes- except for sweet potatoes or yams. No products with added sugar, seasonings, fat, or oils. No creamed or candied vegetables. FRUITS and VEGETABLES

9 BEANS/PEAS/LENITLS

10 Bean clarification: refried beans are approved (No added sugar, fat, oil, meat) BEANS/PEAS/LENITLS

11 MILK

12 Adding back whole goat milk GOAT MILK

13 SOY PRODUCTS

14 Adding Walmart brand Soy Milk SOY MILK

15 New Voucher Wording Current Voucher Wording SOY MILK: 2 half gallons Silk (original) OR 8 th Continent (Original OR Vanilla flavors only) SOY MILK: 2 half gallons soy milk SOY MILK

16 Size Update Previously approved: Now will only approve: TOFU

17 New Voucher Wording Current Voucher Wording TOFU: No more than 4 pounds tofu TOFU: 4 containers of tofu (14 to 16 oz) TOFU

18 CHEESE & EGGS

19 WHOLE GRAINS

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21 Updating brands Add – Best Choice – Food Lion – Healthy Life Whole Wheat Whole Grain Whole Grain Wheat Flaxseed Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns Remove – Sara Lee Soft and Smooth – All Pepperidge Farm breads/buns – Merita – Cobblestone Mill BREAD/BUNS

22 Updating brands Whole Wheat – Add Guerrero – Remove Chi-Chi’s La Banderita Corn – Add Guerrero Herdez TORTILLAS

23 100% JUICE

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25 Currently list ‘Least Expensive Brand’ for Orange, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Tomato, and Vegetable JUICE

26 Removing Pineapple and Vegetable Juices JUICE

27 Will be listing ‘Least Expensive Brand’ for Orange and Grapefruit ONLY JUICE

28 All other flavors GRAPEWHITE GRAPETOMATO APPLE JUICE

29 Currently listed by brand JUICE

30 Will be listed by flavor JUICE

31 CEREAL

32 Added: Dulce de Leche Cheerios* Berry Berry Kix* Honey Kix* Go Diego Go! TM Dora the Explorer TM Gluten Free Rice Krispies* Special K Multi Grain Scooby-Doo!* All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes* Alpha Bits* Blueberry Mini Spooners* Whole Grain Cream of Wheat*

33 CEREAL Removed: Frosted Mini Wheats Touch of Fruit Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites Grape Nuts Life Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon Oat Blenders with Honey Wheat Chex

34 New Voucher Wording Current Voucher Wording CEREAL: No more than 36 oz CEREAL: 36 oz (can choose a combination of allowed box sizes) CEREAL

35 Tuna and Salmon: 5 oz, 6 oz, 7.5 oz Salmon only: oz FISH

36 New Voucher Wording Current Voucher Wording FISH: No more than 30 oz (canned tuna OR canned salmon) FISH: 29 to 30 oz (canned tuna OR canned salmon) FISH

37 PEANUT BUTTER

38 Peanut butter cannot have additives PEANUT BUTTER

39 INFANT FOODS

40 Removed Gerber Barley Added 2 store brands INFANT CEREAL -Rice -Oatmeal

41 INFANT FOODS

42 Gerber – Bananas with Apples and Pears – Apple Peach Squash – Banana Carrot Mango – Pear Zucchini Corn Beech Nut Classics – Banana & Mixed Berry *Note: 100% Natural Beech Nut is not approved – More expensive – Wrong size INFANT FRUITS & VEGETABLES New Flavors

43 Gerber twin pack – Currently 7 oz – New 8 oz in 2015 – *Both sizes approved* INFANT FRUITS & VEGETABLES New Size

44 New Voucher Wording Current Voucher Wording INFANT FOOD: 14-4 oz OR 8-7 oz (twin pack) containers baby food fruit and/or vegetable (Stage 2 or 2 nd foods) INFANT FOOD: 14-4 oz OR 8-7 oz (twin pack) or 7-8 oz (twin pack)containers baby food fruit and/or vegetable (Stage 2 or 2nd foods) INFANT FRUITS & VEGETABLES

45 Questions? Contact Laura Iberkleid


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