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WIC requires participants to purchase the least expensive brand available at the time of purchase of orange juice, pineapple juice and pineapple orange.   Apple juices, grape juices and V-8 juices are very brand specific.  Use the food card and the colored brochure to make sure they are getting only authorized juices.

NO juice beverage, drink, cocktail, punch, nectar or ade.

DRY BEAN, PEAS AND LENTILS

Any brand, prepackaged – NO bulk.  NO imports, seasoned mixes or soup mixes.  NOT TO EXCEED $1.50 PER POUND.

PEANUT BUTTER

Not to exceed $3.25 per 18oz. Creamy or Chunky

NO ADDED JELLY, JAM OR HONEY.  NO REDUCED FAT OR SPREAD.

TUNA FISH AND CARROTS

Tuna and carrots are issued to fully breastfeeding women only.

Tuna is chunk or chunk light in water only, NO oil. Size is 6 oz. or larger.  NO fancy, albacore, solid, premium or diet tuna.

Carrots are fresh only and prebagged.  They may purchase whole carrots or baby (mini) peeled carrots.  No organic.

INFANT CEREAL

WIC has a rebate contract with Gerber for infant cereal; therefore, the Food Instruments specify Gerber infant cereal.  They may purchase any of the 8 oz size boxes of Gerber infant cereals (Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, or Mixed).  NO added fruit or DHA/AHA and NO single serving sizes.

INFANT FORMULA

WIC has a rebate contract with Ross Laboratories for infant formula (examples are:Similac Advance, Isomil Advanced).  All WIC participants receive contract formula unless they provide WIC with a prescription from their doctor for a medical need.  The participant must purchase the exact brand and type of formula listed on the Food Instrument.  The Food Instrument will specify the quantity, the size of the container, if it is concentrate, powder, or ready to feed, and the exact name of the formula.  All WIC formulas are with iron unless the Food Instrument

Nevada State Health Division WIC Program 02/08 Page 8

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