eWIC User Tips - Minnesota Department of Health

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eWIC User Tips


Minnesota WIC Program

 

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

If the cost of your fruits and vegetables is more than your benefit balance, you can pay the difference with cash, SNAP or credit/debit card

Your benefit balance might show these common SIZES:

COMMON SIZE
EQUAL TO
IN OUNCES
doz.
dozen
- - -
lb.
pound
16 oz.
oz.
ounce
- - -
gal.
gallon
128 oz.
1/2 gal.
half gallon
64 oz.
1 gal.
2 half gallons
- - -
qt.
quart
32 oz.
con.
container
- - -
pkg.
package
- - -

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WHOLE GRAINS

If your shopping list shows (16 oz) WIC-allowed Whole Grain Item, you can buy:

Bread OR Tortillas OR Pasta OR Brown Rice OR Oats

* * * * *

MOM'S BEST is the most common oat brand available that IS ALLOWED.

QUAKER OATS and most other brands are NOT ALLOWED because they are sold in 18 oz packages.

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PEANUT BUTTER; DRY BEANS, PEAS & LENTILS; CANNED BEANS

If your shopping list shows Peanut Butter OR Dry Beans OR 4 Cans of Beans you can buy:

jar of peanut butter OR bag of dry beans OR4 cans of beans

* * * * *

If you choose canned beans, you don't have to buy 4 cans at once. For each can you buy:

.25 cans will be removed from your balance.

one can beans

1 CAN = .25 containers

two cans beans

2 CANS = .50 containers

three cans beans

3 CANS = .75 containers


4 CANS = 1 container

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CHEESE

If your shopping list shows 1 pound(s) of WIC-allowed Cheese, you can buy:

Two 8 oz (0.5 lb) packages
two 8 oz packages of cheese

OR

One 16 oz (1 lb) package
string cheese

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CEREALS

HOW TO COMBINE CEREAL PACKAGE SIZES

36.0
OUNCES
18 oz box of cereal
+
18 oz box of cereal
   
34.5
OUNCES
20.5 ounce box of cereal
+
14 ounce box of cereal
   
35.8
OUNCES
12 ounce box of cereal
+
12 ounce box of cereal
+
11.8 ounce box of cereal
35.8
OUNCES
12 ounce box of cereal
+
12 ounce box of cereal
+
12 ounce box of cereal

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JUICE

Many refrigerated orange juices are in a 59 ounce container and these are NOT WIC ALLOWED

Only 64 ounce refrigerated orange juice IS WIC ALLOWED

* * * * *

If a juice does not scan as WIC ALLOWED it might be:

In the wrong size container

Not high enough in Vitamin C

A blend of juices

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INFANT FOODS

COMPARE PACKAGE SIZES

tub of baby food
 
jar of baby food
1
2-PACK OF 4 OZ TUBS
=
2
4 OZ JARS
8
2-PACK OF 4 OZ TUBS
=
16
4 OZ JARS
16
2-PACK OF 4 OZ TUBS
=
32
4 OZ JARS
32
2-PACK OF 4 OZ TUBS
=
64
4 OZ JARS
Updated Wednesday, 03-Apr-2019 06:42:09 CDT