Nutrition Supplied by WIC

Food Description
Whole
Grains
Whole grains provide fiber, vitamins and minerals. You can choose whole grain bread, whole grain tortillas, brown rice or oatmeal.
Cereals Women, Infant and Children (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.
Protein

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).
Milk Milk provides protein, calcium and vitamin D, which are important for growth, especially bone growth.
Juice WIC also provides vitamin C rich fruit or vegetable juice.
Soy
WIC can substitute soy beverage or tofu for some of your milk depending on the situation.
Infant
Foods
Baby food fruits, vegetables and meats (for breastfed infants) provide vitamins, minerals, new tastes and textures.

Women and children in WIC are healthier!
  • Pregnant and nursing WIC mothers eat better and have babies with healthier birth weights
  • Children on WIC eat foods which help them develop strong minds and bodies.
  • Use the food pyramid or personalize a pyramid for your entire family.