TABLE 4-2 Revised WIC Food Packages, Maximum Monthly Allowances for Children and Women

 

Children

Foodsa/ Package Number

IV-A: 1–1.9 y

IV-B: 2–4.9 y

Formula (liquid concentrate)d

Juice

128 fl oz

128 fl oz

Milk,f whole

 

16 qtg,h

Milk,f up to 2% milk fat

 

16 qth

Breakfast cereal (hot or cold)

36 oz

36 oz

Cheese

Eggs

1 doz

1 doz

Fruits and vegetables (fresh)l,m

$8.00 in cash-value vouchersn (ca. 9.76 lb)

$8.00 in cash-value vouchersn (ca. 9.76 lb)

Whole wheat breado

2 lb

2 lb

Fish (canned)

Beans (mature legumes), dryp

1 lb dried

1 lb dried

and/or

or

or

Peanut butter

18 oz

18 oz

aSee Table 4-3 (Proposed Specifications for Foods) and Table B-1 in Appendix BNutrient Profiles of Current and Revised Food Packages—for allowed types and forms of foods.

bFood Package V is available to two groups: pregnant women and breastfeeding women whose infants participate in the WIC program and receive formula in amounts that do not exceed the maximum allowances for Food Packages I-BF/FF-A, I-BF/FF-B, or II-BF/FF, as appropriate for the age of the infant.

cFood Package VII is available to breastfeeding women whose infants do not receive formula from the WIC program and to all breastfeeding women during the first month postpartum. See discussion in section on Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding and recommendations for studies in Chapter 7Recommendations for Implementation and Evaluation. Food Package VII is also recommended for women pregnant with two or more fetuses.

dThe type of formula depends on the special health need.

eSome individuals with special dietary needs require complete nutritional liquids or semisolids with nutrient and caloric content that differ from the formulas designed for infants. Many of these products are sold as powders and the proper reconstitution rates vary. Thus, the calculations used for infant formulas (which are relatively consistent at 1 kcal per cc) may not apply to the formulas for children and women with special dietary needs.

fLactose-reduced milk is allowed. See Table B-1 in Appendix BNutrient Profiles of Current and Revised Food Packages.



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