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Dairy: Milk, Cheese and Eggs

MN WIC Program



  • Dairy Recipes

  • Frequently Asked Questions


Milk

Milk

Allowed

  • Gallons or Half-Gallons, Any Brand
  • For best health, WIC provides fat free skim or low fat 1% milk for women and children 2 years and older
  • Fat free Skim
  • Low fat 1%
  • BGH/BST free milk OK

Not Allowed

  • No organic milk
  • No buttermilk
  • No Peak powdered milk
  • No chocolate flavored or specialty milk
  • No milk with added nutrients (other than Vitamin A or D)
  • No milk in glass bottles

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Milk Allowed Only When Listed on WIC Vouchers

  • Whole milk or reduced fat 2% milk
  • Lactose-free or lactose-reduced (1/2 gallon size only)
  • Acidophilus milk (1/2 gallon size only)
  • Powdered (nonfat dry milk)
  • Evaporated (fat free, low fat or whole)
  • Quart-size containers
  • Can buy twin packs when 2 gallons are listed
  • Goat (whole or low fat quarts, pasteurized with vitamin D)
  • Poplar Hill
  • Nanny's Pride
  • Meyenberg
  • Meyenberg evaporated also OK
  • Never use goat milk for infants under 1 year

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Cheese

Cheese

Allowed

  • 8 oz. or Larger, Any Brand
  • WIC strongly recommends lower fat or reduced fat cheeses.
  • Shredded, finely shredded or packaged in blocks
  • Low fat, reduced fat, low sodium
  • OK to buy these cheeses or mixtures of them
  • Brick
  • Cheddar (any type)
  • Colby-Monterey Jack
  • Colby
  • Farmer
  • Monterey Jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Muenster
  • Provolone
  • String (plain unflavored in an 8 oz. or larger package), sticks or twists OK
  • Swiss

Not Allowed

  • No American cheese
  • No processed cheese foods
  • No sliced, diced, or grated cheese
  • No organic cheese
  • No cheese cubes
  • No cheese spread
  • No cheese curds
  • No cheese with added seasoning, peppers or other foods
  • No deli cheese
  • No imported cheese
  • No Parmesan
  • No Romano
  • No Velveeta
  • No 7 oz reduced fat cheese

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Eggs

Eggs

Allowed

  • Large Size, Any Brand
  • Packages of 1 (one) dozen
  • White chicken eggs

Not Allowed

  • No organic eggs
  • No fertile eggs
  • No Eggland's Best, Omega or other specialty eggs
  • No pasteurized eggs
  • No brown eggs

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