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WIC FOODS

USE FOOD CARD AND COLORED BROCHURE TO DISCUSS ALLOWED FOODS

MILK

Most WIC Food Instruments for milk are for “Fluid Milk.” Most fluid milk Food Instruments specify gallon sizes; although some may specify ½ gallon.  Allow the size specified on the Food Instrument.  The milk must be the least expensive brand available at the time of purchase and can be whole, 1%, 2%, lowfat or fat free.  In order for a participant to receive any other milk, the Food Instrument must list the type of milk, such as lactose reduced or lactose free, acidophilus, shelf stable, dry (powdered), evaporated or goat’s milk.  The Food Instrument will also list the quantities for these milks, such as half gallons, quarts, cans, etc.  NO flavored milk, buttermilk, or “organic” milk.

CHEESE

Participants may purchase block or sliced cheese and it may be regular or low fat, reduced fat or nonfat.  

All cheese must be in 8 oz. (1/2 pound) size package or larger, and may not exceed $6.00 per pound. There are 16 ounces in 1 pound. Prices break down as follows:

$3.00 for 8 oz.

$3.38 for 9 oz.

$3.75 for 10 oz.

$4.50 for 12 oz.

Cheese must be real cheese and one of the authorized cheeses – Process American, Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Swiss, Mozzarella (regular or string) and Longhorn style (longhorn cheddar, longhorn Colby, etc.).  Any combination of the authorized cheeses (mixed or marbled cheese – such as colbyjack or cheddarella) is allowed.  You can tell real cheese by reading the package.  Real cheese ends in the word “cheese.”  If there are any words after the word “cheese” on the package, it is fake cheese and may not be purchased.  Examples of fake cheese:  Cheese Food, Cheese Food Substitute, Cheese Product, Cheese Spread, Cheese Flavor, Cheese Alternative, Kraft Singles.

Nevada State Health Division WIC Program 02/08 Page 6

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