Whole Grains provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals. You can choose whole grain bread, whole grain tortillas, brown rice, or oatmeal.
WIC cereals provide iron for healthy blood and many WIC cereals are whole grain and high in fiber as well as other vitamins and minerals.
Eggs, dry or canned beans, and peanut butter provide protein to build and repair body cells (beans are also high in fiber and have some iron). You can choose between dry or canned beans or peanut butter.
Milk provides protein, calcium, and vitamin D which are important for growth, especially bone growth.
WIC also provides vitamin C rich fruit or vegetable juice. WIC recommends trying fresh fruits and vegetables. Any fresh fruit or vegetable is allowed. Vouchers can also be used to get canned or frozen fruits and vegetables. WIC can substitute soy beverage or tofu for some of your milk depending on the situation.
Infant food fruits, vegetables, and meats (for breastfed infants) provide vitamins, minerals, new tastes, and textures.
Breastfeeding Is Best
It is the healthiest way to feed your baby. Breast milk has the exact nutrition baby needs. It protects baby from infections, illnesses and also helps eye and brain development.
Iron-fortified infant formula is available from WIC for infants who are not breast-fed.