Milk Substitutes: Milk
Information for Health Care Providers
MN WIC Program
The WIC Food Package offers the following dairy options:
- Whole milk for children from 12 - 23 months
- Nonfat or lowfat (1%) milk for children 2 years and older and to women
For amounts provided, see Standard Food Packages at a Glance - Children and Women (PDF: 22KB/1 page)
Cheese (if requested by participant)
- 1 lb. cheese for children and pregnant, partially breastfeeding or non-breastfeeding women
- 2 lbs. cheese for fully breastfeeding women
Participants receiving medical formula for a qualifying medical condition are eligible to receive whole or 2% milk if determined appropriate by the Health Care Provider. Medical Documentation is required.
Authorization of Milk Substitutes form
Federal WIC Regulations require medical authorization from a Health Care Provider in order to provide certain milk substitutes.