WIC Approved Infant Foods

Below are infant foods from the WIC-approved foods list and shopping guide.

Infant Cereals

An adult feeds a baby.

Buy:

  • 8 or 16 oz containers
  • Any grain, mixed grains (except quinoa)
  • With added vitamins or minerals

Only the following brands are allowed:

  • Gerber
  • Beech-Nut
  • Tippy Toes

Do Not Buy: Organic; quinoa; added DHA, prebiotics, probiotics; added fruit, yogurt or formula; jars, single serving packets; Lil' Bits, Hearty Bits

Infant Fruits and Vegetables

Buy:

  • 4 oz containers (except squeeze pouches)
  • 2-pack, 4 oz each (equals 8 oz)
  • Any plain variety of fruits or vegetables
  • Any mixture of fruits and/or vegetables

Only the following brands are allowed:

  • Gerber (2-pack, 4 oz each)
  • Beech-Nut (Classics)
  • Parent's Choice
  • Meijer
  • Tippy Toes (4 oz jars or 2-pack, 4 oz each)

Do Not Buy: Natural, organic; squeeze pouch; any with added cereal, granola, yogurt; fruit and juice blend; puddings; cobbler; meat or poultry, rice or pasta (for example, dinner, soup or stew); casseroles; creamed vegetables; 2-pack, 2 oz each

Infant Meats

Only for breastfed infants not receiving formula from WIC

Buy:

  • 2.5 oz containers
  • Any plain infant meat or poultry with broth or gravy

Only the following brands are allowed:

  • Gerber
  • Beech-Nut
  • Tippy Toes

Do Not Buy: Organic; added fruit, vegetables, rice or pasta (for example dinner, casseroles, soups or stews); meat or poultry sticks

Buying Baby Foods

Your WIC Shopping List and store receipt will list the total number of ounces of baby food for the month. Divide your total amount of ounces listed by container size (4 oz for fruits and vegetables or 2.5 oz for meats) to find how many containers you have left.

EXAMPLE: 64 total ounces / 4 oz container = 16 containers

Food Amount Listed Is Equal To
Infant Fruits AND Vegetables 128 oz
256 oz
32—4 oz containers
64—4 oz containers
Infant Meats 77.5 oz 31—2.5 oz containers
Last Revised: November 4, 2019