Tennessee WIC Approved and Non-Approved Canned Beans To Bean or not to Bean
Canned Beans Become Approved October 1, 2011 Another option for WIC participants in addition to dry beans and peas Readily available at authorized WIC vendors Consumer demand has shifted greatly in recent years from dried beans in packets to canned beans
The Requirements for Canned Beans Can only be purchased with Food Instruments (FIs) Any brand and variety of plain beans 15 oz to 16 oz cans Can have added salt and sugar Can be labeled reduced sodium Cannot have added meat, sauces, or spices Cannot be labeled organic
Its Time to Test Your Knowledge So Lets Play To Bean or Not to Bean
But Before We Begin A Disclaimer: Please note that all examples used in this presentation are representative samples of approved and non-approved WIC foods. Any product described as approved is not specifically endorsed by the Tennessee WIC Program.
Heres our First Question Are either of these products approved? 16 ounces15 ounces
The Answer Is Yes Any brand of plain beans in the correct size is approved
Now Heres Our Second Question These have tomato sauce, but no meat These have both tomato sauce and meat Are they approved?
The Answer is No for Both Approved products cannot have added meat, sauces or spices
We Now Move on to Our Third Question Are these products primarily aimed at Hispanic participants approved? 15 ounces16 ounces16 ounces
The Answer is Yes for All of Them Again, any brand of plain beans in the correct size is approved
And Now Here is Our Fourth and Final Question Are either one of these Great Northern Beans approved? 15.5 ounces15 ounces No Salt Added
The One on the Left is Approved, The One on the Right is Not Plain beans in the rightPlain beans in the right size can, but organic size can
We Hope You Did Well On Our Game If you wish more information about the WIC Food List or other Program Information, visit our web site at: http://health.tn.gov/wic/