Special WIC Food Updates

Texas WIC has temporarily added more options for the milk, bread, rice, pasta and eggs that you can buy at the grocery store.

Special WIC Food Updates

 

Changes to WIC Foods

 

To get your family what it needs during these difficult times, Texas WIC has temporarily added more options for the milk, bread, rice, pasta and eggs that you can buy at the grocery store.

Temporary WIC Approved Foods

Texas WIC will provide flexibility and temporarily lift restrictions if your store is sold out of the following WIC foods:

Milk

  • Clients who are issued fat-free, ½% or 1% milk can now choose: 
    • 2% milk and low-fat/non-fat options that include calcium-fortified, high-protein, organic, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and omega-3 milks
  • Clients who are issued whole milk can also choose:
    • Whole milk options that include calcium-fortified, high-protein, organic, DHA and omega-3 milks
  • Flavored milk is NOT WIC Approved 
  • Size: gallon, half-gallon or quart containers 

Lactose-Free Milk

  • Clients who are issued skim or 1% lactose-free milk can now choose:
    • 2%, low-fat or non-fat lactose-free milk options that include calcium-fortified, high protein and organic milks
  • Clients who are issued whole lactose-free milk can also choose:
    • Lactose-free whole milk options that include calcium-fortified, high protein, and organic milks
  • Flavored milk is NOT WIC Approved
  • Size: half-gallon containers

Whole-Wheat Bread

  • Any brand and size up to 24 oz
  • This includes brands that say “whole wheat,” “100% whole wheat,” “stone ground 100% whole wheat,” “whole grain 100% whole wheat” and “whole wheat with honey” 

Brown Rice 

  • Any brand of brown rice 
  • Size: 16 oz. package

Whole-Wheat Pasta

  • Any brand of whole-wheat pasta 
  • Size: 16 oz. package 

Eggs

  • Any dozen, half-dozen or 18-count carton of eggs 
  • Includes brown, pasture-raised, free-range and organic eggs

Permanent WIC Approved Foods

Canned Fruits and Vegetables (choose any brand)   

  • Any size can, glass jar or plastic container
  • Single or mixed
  • Organic or regular
  • Regular or low-sodium
  • Fruit can be in juice or water
  • Unsweetened apple sauce is allowed

NOT WIC Approved

  • Pouches or packets
  • Dried fruit
  • Fruit with added sugar, artificial sweetener or any type of syrup
  • Cream-style vegetables
  • Vegetables with cream, oil, sauce or meat
  • Soups, ketchup, pickles or olives

myTexasWIC Shopping App Update

Download the latest version of the shopping app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store for the most recent temporary and permanent WIC foods. 

As a reminder, if an item scans as WIC Approved, make sure you have active benefits on your food package for these items.

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