WIC Approved Cereals

A child eats cereal.


  • Combinations of cold and hot
  • Only the brands and flavors listed

Do Not Buy: Canisters, organic


Cold Cereals

  • 12 ounce packages or larger
  • boxes or bags

Only the following are allowed:

  • Cheerios, Plain (General Mills)
  • Cheerios, Multigrain (General Mills)
  • Chex, Corn  (General Mills)
  • Chex, Wheat (General Mills)
  • Chex, Rice (General Mills)
  • Chex, Blueberry (General Mills)
  • Chex, Vanilla (General Mills)
  • Chex, Cinnamon (General Mills)
  • Mini-Wheats, Touch of Fruit, Raspberry (Kellogg's)
  • Mini-Wheats, Original (Kellogg's)
  • Mini-Wheats, Little Bites (Kellogg's)
  • Kix, Plain (General Mills)
  • Kix, Honey (General Mills)
  • Kix, Berry Berry (General Mills)
  • Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain, Honey Crunch, (Post)
  • Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain, Almond Crunch (Post)
  • Honey Bunches of Oats, Cinnamon (Post)
  • Honey Bunches of Oats, Almond (Post)
  • Honey Bunches of Oats, Vanilla (Post)
  • Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Roasted (Post)
  • Honey Bunches of Oats, Pecan & Maple Brown Sugar (Post)
  • Oatmeal Squares, Brown Sugar (Quaker)
  • Oatmeal Squares, Cinnamon (Quaker)
  • Grape-Nuts, Plain (Post)
  • Grape-Nuts, Flakes (Post)
  • Corn Flakes, Plain (Kellogg's)
  • Special K, Plain (Kellogg's)
  • Rice Krispies, Plain (Kellogg's)
  • Crispix, Plain (Kellogg's)
  • Wheaties, Plain (General Mills)
  • Total (General Mills)
  • Great Grains, Banana Nut Crunch (Post)
  • Crispy Rice (Malt-O-Meal)
  • Frosted Mini Spooners (Malt-O-Meal)
  • Life, Plain (Quaker)
  • Simple Granola (Sunbelt Bakery)

Store Brands: Bran Flakes, Frosted Shredded Wheat, Crisp or Crispy Rice, Tasteeos or Toasted Oats, Corn Flakes

Only the following: Always Save, Best Choice, Centrella, Clear Value, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Great Value, Hy-Top, Hy-Vee, IGA, Kiggins, Kroger, Market Pantry, Meijer, Our Family, Parade, Red & White, Shoppers Value, Shurfine, That's Smart

Hot Cereals

Any size, except individual cups

Only the following are allowed:

  • Quaker Instant Cereal, Plain, in packets only
  • Quaker Instant Grits, Original and all flavors, in packets only
  • Malt-O-Meal, Original, Plain
  • Malt-O-Meal, Chocolate
  • Cream of Wheat, 1 minute
  • Cream of Wheat, 2.5 minutes
  • Cream of Wheat, Instant
  • Cream of Wheat, Whole Grain
  • Cream of Rice, Gluten Free
  • Farina, Original
  • CoCo Wheats

Store Brands: Instant Oatmeal, Plain, in packets only

Only the following: Best Choice, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Great Value, Hy-Top, Hy-Vee, IGA, Kroger, Meijer, Our Family, Shurfine

Last Revised: October 31, 2019