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.



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