WIC Fresh Choices! Food Package Changes

Food Package

Fresh Choices!


MN WIC Program

Fruits, Vegetables, Milk and Eggs - The Materials for the Food Package School desk chair with apple to represent training

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WIC foods help make amazing kids!

WIC foods are chosen, based on recommendations from the National Academies, to provide key nutrients important for health, but that are often inadequate in the diets of participants served by WIC.

WIC Food Packages support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, align with the American Academy of Pediatrics infant feeding guidelines, and support breastfeeding.

Key nutrients include:

  • protein
  • iron
  • zinc
  • calcium
  • folate
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin D
  • vitamin E
  • fiber