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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change APPENDIXES

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change A COMPARISON OF CURRENT AND REVISED FOOD PACKAGES LIST OF TABLES Table A-1   Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Package for Young Infants (Food Package I),   208 Table A-2   Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Package for Older Infants (Food Package II),   209 Table A-3   Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Package for Participants with Special Dietary Needs (Food Package III),   211 Table A-4   Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Package for Children (Food Package IV),   212 Table A-5   Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Package for Pregnant Women and Partially Breastfeeding Women (Food Package V),   213 Table A-6   Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Package for Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum Women (Food Package VI),   214 Table A-7   Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Package for Fully Breastfeeding Women (Food Package VII),   215

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON OF THE CURRENT AND REVISED FOOD PACKAGES TABLE A-1 Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Packages for Young Infants, Maximum Monthly Allowances   Current Food Package I Revised Food Package I Partially Breast-Fed Infantsa Specialty Food Infant Formula Birth through 3.9 months of age: about 806 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 403 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [26 fluid ounces of formula per day] 1 month through 3.9 months of age: about 384 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 52 ounces of powdered formula) [12 fluid ounces of formula per day]     4 through 5.9 months of age: about 442 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 221 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [14 fluid ounces of formula per day] Fully Formula-Fed Infantsa Specialty Food Infant Formula Birth through 3.9 months of age: about 806 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 403 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [26 fluid ounces of formula per day] Birth through 3.9 months of age: about 806 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 403 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [26 fluid ounces of formula per day]     4 through 5.9 months of age: about 884 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 442 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [29 fluid ounces of formula per day] Participant Eligibility Partially Breast-Fed Infantsa   Birth through 3.9 months of age 1 month through 5.9 months of age Fully Formula-Fed Infantsa   Birth through 3.9 months of age Birth through 5.9 months of age aInfants are certified without respect to the feeding method to be used; however, the amount of formula prescribed for infants will vary depending on whether they are fully breast-fed, partially breast-fed, or fully formula-fed. bThe number of fluid ounces of formula refers to the amount as prepared according to directions on the container.

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change TABLE A-2 Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Packages for Older Infants, Maximum Monthly Allowances   Current Food Package II Revised Food Package II Fully Breast-Fed Infantsa Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 96 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [3.1 fluid ounces per day] 256 ounces of baby food fruits and vegetables [8.3 ounces per day] Grains 24 ounces of iron-fortified infant cereal 24 ounces of iron-fortified infant cereal Meat   77.5 ounces baby food meat [2.5 ounces per day] Partially Breast-Fed Infantsa Specialty Food Infant Formula About 806 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 403 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [26 fluid ounces of formula per day] About 312 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 156 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [10 fluid ounces of formula per day] Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 96 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [3.1 fluid ounces per day] 128 ounces of baby food fruits and vegetables [4.1 ounces per day] Grains 24 ounces of iron-fortified infant cereal 24 ounces of iron-fortified infant cereal Fully Formula-Fed Infantsa Specialty Food Infant Formula About 806 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 403 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [26 fluid ounces of formula per day] About 624 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulab (example: 312 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate) [20 fluid ounces of formula per day] Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 96 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [3.1 fluid ounces per day] 128 ounces of baby food fruits and vegetables [4.1 ounces per day]

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change   Current Food Package II Revised Food Package II Grains 24 ounces of iron-fortified infant cereal 24 ounces of iron-fortified infant cereal Participant Eligibility   Infants, 4 through 11.9 months of age Infants, 6 through 11.9 months of age aInfants are certified without respect to the feeding method to be used; however, the amount of formula prescribed for infants will vary depending on whether they are fully breast-fed, partially breast-fed, or fully formula-fed. bThe number of fluid ounces of formula refers to the amount as prepared according to directions on the container.

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change TABLE A-3 Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Packages for Participants with Special Dietary Needs, Maximum Monthly Allowances   Current Food Package III Revised Food Package III Specialty Food Formula About 806 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulaa (example: 403 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate), additional amounts may be approved for nutritional need (up to 104 fl oz of formula) About 806 fluid ounces of iron-fortified formulaa (example: 403 fluid ounces of liquid concentrate), additional amounts may be approved for nutritional need Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 144 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [4.8 fluid ounces per day] Any foods from the life stage-appropriate package are included, if consistent with the participant’s special health needs. Milk and Alternatives Any foods as described above   Grains 36 ounces of iron-fortified cereal Any foods as described above Meat and Alternatives   Any foods as described above Participant Eligibility   Children and women Infants, children, and women aMay be special formulas or medical formulas, not just infant formula. The number of fluid ounces of formula refers to the amount as prepared according to directions on the container.

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change TABLE A-4 Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Packages for Children, Maximum Monthly Allowances   Current Food Package IV Revised Food Package IV Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 288 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [9.6 fluid ounces per day] 128 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [4.3 fluid ounces per day] $8 cash-value voucher for fresh fruits and vegetablesa Milk and Alternatives 24 quarts of milk with some allowed substitutions [3.2 cups per day] 16 quarts of milk with more allowed substitutions [2.1 cups per day] 1-year-old: whole milk (3.5–4% milk fat) 2- through 4-year-old: 2% milk fat or less Grains 36 ounces of iron-fortified cereal 36 ounces of iron-fortified whole grain cereal 2 pounds of whole grain bread or other whole grain options Meat and Alternatives 2–2.5 dozen eggs 1 pound of dried beans or peas or 18 ounces of peanut butter 1 dozen eggs 1 pound of dried beans or peas or the equivalent canned or 18 ounces of peanut butter Participant Eligibility   Children, 1 through 4.9 years of age Children, 1 through 4.9 years of age aAlternatively, a processed fruit and vegetable option is available.

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change TABLE A-5 Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Packages for Pregnant Women and Partially Breastfeeding Women, Maximum Monthly Allowances   Current Food Package V Revised Food Package V Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 288 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [9.6 fluid ounces per day] 144 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [4.8 fluid ounces per day] $10 cash-value voucher for fresh fruits and vegetablesa Milk and Alternatives 28 quarts of milk with some allowed substitutions [3.7 cups per day] 22 quarts of milk, 2% milk fat or less, with more allowed substitutions [2.9 cups per day] Grains 36 ounces of iron-fortified cereal 36 ounces of iron-fortified whole grain cereal 1 pound of whole-grain bread or other whole-grain options Meat and Alternatives 2–2.5 dozen eggs 1 pound of dried beans or peas or 18 ounces of peanut butter 1 dozen eggs 1 pound of dried beans or peas or the equivalent canned and 18 ounces of peanut butter Participant Eligibility Length of Eligibility Eligibility During Pregnancy   Throughout pregnancy Throughout pregnancy Eligibility After Giving Birth   Up to 12 months after delivery From 1 month through 11.9 months after delivery Description of Breastfeeding   Definition of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding an average of once per day Definition of Partial Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding and requesting formula in amounts that do not exceed approximately half the amount of formula allowed for a fully formula-fed infant aAlternatively, a processed fruit and vegetable option is available.

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change TABLE A-6 Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Packages for Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum Women, Maximum Monthly Allowances   Current Food Package VI Revised Food Package VI Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 192 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [6.4 fluid ounces per day] 96 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [3.2 fluid ounces per day] $10 cash-value voucher for fresh fruits and vegetablesa Milk and Alternatives 24 quarts of milk with some allowed substitutions [3.2 cups per day] 16 quarts of milk, 2% milk fat or less, with more allowed substitutions [2.1 cups per day] Grains 36 ounces of iron-fortified cereal 36 ounces of iron-fortified whole-grain cereal Meat and Alternatives 2–2.5 dozen eggs 1 dozen eggs 1 pound of dried beans or peas or the equivalent canned or 18 ounces of peanut butter Participant Eligibility Length of Eligibility   Up to 6 months after delivery Up to 6 months after delivery aAlternatively, a processed fruit and vegetable option is available.

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WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change TABLE A-7 Comparison of the Current and Revised Food Packages for Fully Breastfeeding Women, Maximum Monthly Allowances   Current Food Package VII Revised Food Package VII Food Group Fruits and Vegetables 336 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [11 fluid ounces per day] 2 pounds fresh carrots (canned or frozen carrots allowed) 144 fluid ounces of vitamin C-rich juice [4.8 fluid ounces per day] $10 cash-value voucher for fresh fruits and vegetablesa Milk and Alternatives 28 quarts of milk with some allowed substitutions [3.7 cups per day] 1 pound of cheese [about one-half ounce per day] 24 quarts of milk, 2% milk fat or less, with more allowed substitutions [3.2 cups per day] 1 pound of cheese [about one-half ounce per day] Grains 36 ounces of iron-fortified cereal 36 ounces of iron-fortified whole-grain cereal 1 pound of whole grain bread or other whole grain options Meat and Alternatives 2–2.5 dozen eggs 26 ounces canned fish (light tuna) 1 pound of dried beans or peas 2 dozen eggs 30 ounces canned fish (light tuna or salmon) 1 pound of dried beans or peas or the equivalent canned   and 18 ounces of peanut butter and 18 ounces of peanut butter Participant Eligibility Length of Eligibility   Up to 12 months after delivery Up to 12 months after delivery aAlternatively, a processed fruit and vegetable option is available.