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Find Your WIC Foods During the COVID-19
Pandemic

 

CDPH/WIC wants to make sure you can find the foods you need for you and your family while shopping.

Find Your WIC Foods During the COVID-19 Pandemic Flyer - English (PDF)

Find Your WIC Foods During the COVID-19 Pandemic Flyer - Spanish (PDF)


Follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Look for the WIC foods in your Food Balance. Check your Shopping Guide or use your WIC App. Always choose these foods first.
Step 2: When your WIC food is not available, you may choose another food using the flyer linked above or from the list below.


Use your WIC App (download at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store) to scan for new foods using the information here: ​

Food Category

New Choices:

​Container Sizes Helpful Hint

​Always try to come as close to the maximum benefit amount issued to you when selecting package sizes. You may not buy container sizes larger than available in your Food Balance, except for whole grains.

​Milk

  • ​Added sizes: quart, half gallon, or .75 gallon (96 oz)
  • Cultured milks, such as acidophilus milk, buttermilk, or kefir milk
  • Specialty milks, such as calcium-fortified milk, milk with added DHA, Ultra Heat Treated (UHT) shelf-stable milk, A2 milk, ultra-filtered milk, or protein-fortified milk
  • Organic milk

New Food!

Goat's milk

  • ​Goat’s milk in quarts or half gallons
  • Must be pasteurized
  • May be purchased using the cow’s milk benefit

​Cheese

  • ​Added sizes: 8 oz or 32 oz containers
  • Added varieties: Swiss, Muenster, Provolone, or process American
  • Sliced or shredded cheese
  • Organic Cheese
​Yogurt
  • ​Added sizes: 2 oz, 4 oz, or 16 oz
  • Multipacks
  • Additional brands
  • Added flavors
  • Greek yogurt
  • Yogurt with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Organic yogurt
​Tofu
  • Added sizes: 8 oz
    • When 16 oz not available: 14-15.9 oz
  • Added brands
​Soy
  • ​Added sizes: .75 gallon (96 oz) or 1 gallon
  • Added brands
  • Flavored soy, such as vanilla
​Juice: Bottled
  • Any flavor juice that is 100% juice
  • Any juice with at least 80% daily value vitamin C per serving
  •  Added sizes: 48 oz, 96 oz, or 128 oz
  • Organic juice
​Juice: Concentrate
  • Any flavor juice that is 100% juice
  • Any juice with at least 80% daily value vitamin C per serving
  • Organic juice

New Food!

Juice: Refrigerated

  • ​Sizes: 48 oz, 64 oz, 96 oz, or 128 oz
  • Any flavor juice that is 100% juice
  • Any juice with at least 80% daily value vitamin C per serving
  • Organic juice
​Eggs
  • Added sizes: half dozen (carton of 6) or 1.5 dozen (carton of 18)
  • Brown eggs
  • Specialty eggs, such as cage-free, vitamin-enriched, pastured, low cholesterol, or DHA-enriched eggs
  • Organic eggs

​Breakfast Cereal: Whole Grain and Others

  • Added whole grain cereals
  • Organic whole grain cereals

​Breakfast Cereal: Instant Oatmeal

  • Added brands
  • Organic instant oatmeal

​Breakfast Cereal: Crisp(y) Rice

  • Added brands
  • Organic crisp(y) rice

​Fruits and Vegetables (Fresh and Processed)

  • Products with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Canned fruit cocktail
  • Tomato sauce
  • Salsa

​Whole Grains Helpful Hint

​When 16 oz containers are not available, you may choose 14-24 oz. No matter what size you choose, 16 oz will be subtracted from your Food Balance.

​Whole Wheat Bread
  • Added sizes when 16 oz not available: 14-24 oz containers
  • Bread without "100% Whole Wheat" on the front label
  • Bread with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Organic bread

New Food!

Whole Grain Bread

  • Added sizes when 16 oz not available: 14-24 oz containers
  • Bread without "100% Whole Grain" on the front label
  • Bread with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Organic Bread

​Whole Grain Options

  • Added sizes when 16 oz not available: 14-24 oz containers
  • Added brands for corn and whole wheat tortillas and whole wheat pasta
  • Products with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Organic tortillas, organic oatmeal, and organic rice

​Canned Fish

  • Canned fish packed in oil
  • Canned fish packed in any sauce
  • Organic canned fish

​Dry Beans, Peas, or Lentils

  • Added size: 32 oz
  • Fat-free refried canned beans
  • Baked beans
  • Organic canned beans
  • Four cans of beans = one 16 oz dry beans

​Canned Beans

  • Any participant can buy canned beans if they have either dry or canned beans in their food benefits
  • Fat-free refried canned beans
  • Baked beans
  • Organic canned beans

​Peanut Butter

  • Added size: 36 oz
  • Organic peanut butter

​Infant Cereal

  • Added size: 32 oz
  • Added brands and types

​Infant Fruits

  • Added sizes: 2 oz or 3.5 oz
  • Added brands
  • Infant fruits sold in pouches

​Infant Vegetables

  • Added sizes: 2 oz or 3.5 oz
  • Added brands
  • Infant vegetables sold in pouches

Infant Meat

  • Added brands
  • Infant meats sold in pouches
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