Reading Labels for WIC-Allowed Fruits, Vegetables, and Juices

Reading Labels for WIC-Allowed
Fruits, Vegetables, and Juices


Minnesota WIC Program

Fruits, vegetables and juices with sugar added to them are not allowed for purchase with WIC vouchers.

Always check the ingredients list to see if sugar has been added.


Nutrition Label with no sugar in the ingredients list

Example 1: Corn

In this example, sugar is not listed, so this item is WIC-allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nutrition Label with sugar added in ingredients list

Example 2: Sweet Peas

In this example, sugar is listed, so this item is not WIC-allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Other names for added sugar are:

  • Corn syrup
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Maltose
  • Dextrose
  • Sucrose
  • Honey

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