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1 Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012

2 The new WIC Food Packages are still evolving We continue to: learn what foods participants prefer learn what foods vendors are able to stock see an influx of new products and re-formulations as manufacturers are learning the requirements have name changes

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4 New (all are whole grain): Kellogg's: Corn Flakes Simply Cinnamon Frosted Mini-Wheat Bite Size: Touch of Fruit in the Middle Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Malt-O-Meal: Blueberry Mini-Spooners B&G: Instant Healthy Grain Cream of Wheat – Original (in packets)

5 Deleted: Kellogg's: Corn Flakes Touch of Honey Quaker: King Vitaman

6 New 16 oz breads: Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Honey Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Name changes: Earthgrains 100% Natural Whole Wheat Thin Buns has become Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Thin Style Buns Pepperidge Farms Very Thin Sliced Soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread is now renamed Very Thin Sliced 100% Whole Wheat Bread

7 New 64 oz: Langer Apple Juice Welchs Red Grape Juice Deleted 46 oz: Campbells V-8 100% Vegetable Juice – Spicy Hot

8 New: Cabot: In 8 oz blocks Only when Kosher or Halal cheese is requested at the time Food Instrument (FI) is issued

9 New: 8 th Continent: VanillaTofu New: Nasoya: Extra Firm Firm Tofu Plus Deleted: Nasoya: Cubed Super Firm

10 For purchase only with FIs: Any brand and variety of plain beans (15 oz – 16 oz) Can: have added salt and sugar be labeled reduced sodium Cannot: have added meat, sauces or spices be labeled organic

11 Three clarifications, the changes are in bold: Can: buy fresh whole & cut fruits and vegetables without added sugars, fats, oils, herbs or spices buy frozen whole & cut fruits and vegetables without added sugars, fats, oils, herbs or spices Cannot : buy herbs or spices (bundled or packaged)

12 And remember: Always read the Food Instruments and Cash Value Vouchers For more information about the WIC Food List and other program information, visit


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