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They may NOT purchase flavored or party cheeses, such as pepper jack, green onion jack, taco seasoned cheeses, smoky flavored, etc.  Imported cheese is NOT allowed.  NO shredded.  NO deli cut-to-order.  No over-the-counter deli cheese, unless the deli cheese is already cut, wrapped, labeled and out on the shelf or in the cheese case, they may purchase it if it meets all the WIC requirements.

EGGS

The size is LARGE- and must be the least expense brand available at the time of purchase.  This means large white eggs in most cases, because colored eggs usually cost more; however, if the white eggs and the brown eggs cost the same, they may purchase either one.  Least expensive eggs are usually the store brand.

If you are totally out of large eggs, you are allowed to substitute medium.  DO NOT allow the more expensive eggs (such as Egglands Best), unless they are the only eggs in the store that day.  No organic.  No omega 3. No Free Range.

CEREALS

The WIC cereals are listed on the Food Card by the manufacturer and the brand name.  WIC also provides participants and vendors with a colored brochure showing pictures of the authorized cereals.

WIC cereals must be 10 oz. size boxes or larger.

Manufacturers sometimes change the box a little, so keep this in mind before you disqualify a cereal.  If they have merely added a “sunburst” on the box or some other label change, but have not changed the cereal, then it would still be allowed.  You will not receive new colored brochures every time a manufacture changes a box.

The maximum quantity of cereal on a WIC Food Instrument is 36 oz. Participants will probably purchase more than one box of cereal.  Look at the cereal to determine if it is authorized and then add up the weight on the boxes to make sure they do not exceed the quantity allowed on the WIC Food Instrument.

JUICES

WIC juices must be 100% juice with no sweetener added.  Nevada WIC Food Instruments will list juice in the 64 oz plastic bottle or carton (single strength) or 11.5 -12.0 oz. concentrate (frozen or pourable).  The Food Instruments will also list the quantity they are allowed.

Nevada State Health Division WIC Program 02/08 Page 7

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