Presentation on theme: "Tennessee WIC Approved and Non-Approved Canned Beans"— Presentation transcript:
1 Tennessee WIC Approved and Non-Approved Canned Beans “To Bean or not to Bean”Tennessee WIC Approvedand Non-ApprovedCanned Beans
2 Canned Beans Become Approved October 1, 2011 Another option for WIC participants in addition to dry beans and peasReadily available at authorized WIC vendorsConsumer demand has shifted greatly in recent years from dried beans in packets to canned beans
3 The Requirements for Canned Beans Can only be purchased with Food Instruments (FIs)Any brand and variety of plain beans15 oz to 16 oz cansCan have added salt and sugarCan be labeled reduced sodiumCannot have added meat, sauces, or spicesCannot be labeled organic
4 It’s Time to Test Your Knowledge So Let’s Play“To Bean or Not to Bean”
5 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.
6 Here’s our First Question Are either of these products approved?16 ounces ounces
7 The Answer Is YesAny brand of plain beans in the correct size is approved
8 Now Here’s Our Second Question These have tomato sauce,but no meatThese have both tomato sauce and meatAre they approved?Are they approved?
9 The Answer is No for Both Approved products cannot have added meat, sauces or spices
10 We Now Move on to Our Third Question Are these products primarily aimed at Hispanic participants approved?15 ounces 16 ounces 16 ounces
11 The Answer is Yes for All of Them Again, any brand of plain beans in the correct size is approved
12 And Now Here is Our Fourth and Final Question Are either one of these Great Northern Beans approved?15.5 ounces 15 ouncesNo Salt Added
13 The One on the Left is Approved, The One on the Right is Not Plain beans in the right Plain beans in the right size can, but organicsize can
14 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: