WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, and referrals to other services free of charge to Indiana families who qualify. WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
Each person who is applying for WIC
A parent, guardian, or caretaker of an infant or child who is applying for WIC
Proof of Identity for yourself and each person who is applying for WIC
Proof of Address
Proof of Income – Income documents for everyone in your household who works or has a source of income
You may automatically be income eligible if you or certain family members participate in Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or SNAP.Proof of eligibility is needed:
Immunization Record(s) for all infants and children up to age 2 years who are applying for WIC
INWIC APP AND ONLINE NUTRITION EDUCATION
A WIC staff member will let you know if you can complete your next WIC appointment online. There are two options for online nutrition education: complete a lesson on the INWIC App or wichealth.org!
INFANT FOOD, INFANT CEREAL, INFANT FORMULA, YOGURT, MILK, CHEESE, AND EGGS
4 oz. jar, 4 oz. tub 2 pack or 2 oz. tub 2 pack
Includes single ingredient or combination of fruits and/or vegetables (e.g., apple-banana, sweet potato-apple). Variety packs available at select retailers.
2.5 oz. container
Meat only, may include broth or gravy. Variety packs available at select retailers.
Allowed Brands: Beech Nut, Gerber, Gerber Naturals, Meijer, Parent’s Choice, Tippy Toes.
|OUNCES||4 OZ. JAR OR 2 OZ. TWO-PACK||4 OZ. TWO-PACK|
8 oz. or 16 oz. container
Organic, canned, variety packs,
added formula, fruit, DHA, quinoa.
Allowed Brands: Baby Basics, Beech Nut, Danalac, Gerber, Meijer, Parent’s Choice, Tippy Toes.
Brand, type, and size specified on benefits balance. No substitutions.
Least expensive brand only.
Not included: Organic.
Least expensive brand. Product type and size listed on benefits balance
Not included: Organic, flavored, imitation, buttermilk, Milnot, Vitamite, or glass bottles.
As listed on benefits balance.
* Two one-quart cartons may be substituted for ½ gallon if ½ gallons are not available.
1 Quart = to 32 oz. tub or Multipack = to 16 oz. or 32 oz. of cups or tubes
Any flavor: fat free, low fat, whole fat, or Greek yogurt (32 oz. tubs only).
Not included: Organic, premium, light, mix-ins, individually sold cups, or more than 40 grams of sugar per cup.
14 oz. – 16 oz.
Any texture, regular or organic.
Not included: Added fats, sugars, sweeteners, oils, sodium, flavoring, seasoning, fried tofu.
8 oz. or 16 oz. only
Whole fat, low fat, or fat free; sliced, shredded, cubed, crumbled, block, string, queso oaxaca, and any of the following flavors or combinations:
Not included: Organic, cheese from deli area, cheese food, cheese product, substitute or spread, imitation or individually wrapped cheese slices, spiced, flavored, or imported.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Generic PLU 4469
Dollar amount specified on shopping list.
Not included: Any type of frozen potato. Products with added sweetener, oils, fats, herbs or spices; creams, sauces or breading.
Not included: Pickled vegetables, olives, herbs or spices, nuts, salad bar items, edible blossoms, ornamental or decorative pumpkins, or party trays with dip, dressing, or croutons.
Not included: Fruit and vegetables with added sugar, syrups, sweeteners, seasonings, flavoring, fats, oils, herbs or spices, cream/cheese/butter sauce, pickled vegetables, tomato sauces, soups, salsas, mixtures with meat or legumes.
Fruit and Vegetable Cash Value Benefits are redeemable up to the amount stated on the benefits balance.
|PRICE PER POUND||POUNDS|
12 oz., 18 oz., 24 oz., or 36 oz. only (11.8 oz. and 23.7 oz. Instant Oatmeal allowed as an exception)
*Pregnant women and women considering becoming pregnant:
Look for the cereals with 100% DV (daily value) of folic acid.
(14 oz. included only this product)
Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch
Frosted Shredded Wheat
Best Choice, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Great Value, Hy-Top, IGA, Kiggins, Kroger, Meijer, Our Family, Schnucks, Shopper’s Value, Shurfine, Signature Select, ValuTime
WHOLE GRAINS, BEANS, PEANUT BUTTER, FISH
16 oz. only. Whole wheat or whole grain loaf.
Not included: Buns, rolls, bagels, or bakery items.
16 – 18 oz. only.
Any brand, quick, rolled, gluten free or old fashioned oats.
Not included: Organic, steel-cut oats, added sugar, fat, oil, or salt.
14 – 16 oz.
Any brand, plain, boxes or bags, instant, quick, or regular.
Not included: Organic.
16 oz. only.
Any brand, any shape whole wheat pasta.
Not included: Organic.
16 oz. only.
15 oz. – 64 oz.
1 lb. bag (16 oz.)
Not included: Organic, boxed, baked beans, canned green beans, canned peas, wax beans, soups, added sugars, fats, oils, added seasoning, or meats.
16 oz. – 18 oz. jars.
Not included: Organic, natural, premium, spread, or mixed with other items, Reese’s.
Not included: Organic, Albacore, or Yellow Fin, white, solid, fresh, frozen, pouches, flavored, premium brand, Seas, Red salmon, and sardines.
JUICE AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Size is specified on benefits balance.
Any flavor, blend or brand.
64 oz. container. For children only.
46 oz. – 48 oz. container. For women only.
11.5 oz. – 12 oz. For women only.
11.5 oz. – 12 oz. For women only.
Not included: Organic or premium.
If you plan to move somewhere else in Indiana, you can check our website for a listing of all WIC offices in the state at www.wic.in.gov. If you plan to move out of Indiana, you can call your local WIC office. They can give you information about WIC programs in other states and overseas. You may also call the State WIC Office at 1-800-522-0874. You may request a Verification of Certification form from your local WIC office. This form includes information needed to transfer your household from Indiana WIC to the WIC clinic in your new state.
A proxy is someone you trust. You give this person permission to use your eWIC card if you can’t go to the store. You must make sure your proxy understands what foods to buy and how to use the eWIC card.
Be careful if you give someone your card and PIN as they could redeem all of your WIC benefits. These benefits will NOT be replaced. Only give your card and PIN to people you have selected as proxies.
The WIC program protects your right to privacy. WIC will not share any information without your permission. This includes appointment times and medical information.
Ask your WIC staff about services in your area. During your enrollment in WIC, referrals will be made to Medicaid and social service providers. Although the Indiana WIC Program does not provide health care, Indiana WIC will refer all applicants to health care providers as appropriate.
Some of the referrals include:
Every mother can help her baby develop and grow with her own breast milk. It’s also a healthy, affordable solution.
Indiana WIC has Lactation Consultants and Peer Counselors on staff to provide breastfeeding support at no cost. WIC can help with any challenges including the transition back to work or school.
HOW TO USE YOUR eWIC CARD
Most stores process WIC in all checkout lanes.
Look for Indiana eWIC Card Accepted Here signs in stores with select WIC lanes. Check with your store to better understand their process. The following steps describe the general process for completing a WIC transaction and may differ slightly from store to store.
You can get a benefit balance by checking your last store receipt, by checking the Benefits page on the INWIC Mobile App, by calling Customer Service at 1-855-349-1454, and by accessing the Cardholder Website at https://www.connectebt.com/inwicclient/reciplogin_client.jsp
If you lose or damage your eWIC card, call Customer Service at 1-855-349-1454 to cancel your card and then contact your clinic to find out how to get a replacement card. This number is also located on the back of your Indiana eWIC Card. You can call this number, free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
TIPS & REMINDERS
Your clinic will note the appointment on the back of this booklet. If you receive your benefits late you may get less food for the month.
You get your WIC benefits on your Indiana eWIC card during your WIC clinic visit or online nutrition education appointment. At your clinic visit, you will receive a list of your household’s WIC benefits for the current benefit month and for future benefit months. It shows the start and end dates for the benefit months.
Call your WIC clinic if you need to reschedule.
Shop where eWIC cards are welcome. Buy only the foods listed on the shopping list. Use your benefits before they expire. Review your eWIC receipt or benefit balance in the WIC app after purchasing WIC foods at the store.
Babies are born to breastfeed. Nursing mothers receive additional food and may remain on the WIC program up to one year. Ask for breastfeeding support and information at your WIC clinic.
Know the package sizes allowed in your benefits and loaded to your eWIC card. Selecting the correct package sizes will allow your eWIC card to properly pay for all of your items at checkout.
Buying, selling, or trading WIC benefits is NOT ALLOWED. If suspected of these actions, you may:
FOR THE INDIANA WIC PROGRAM
Your rights and obligations under the program also include not selling, attempting to sell or trade WIC foods, formula, WIC issued breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies, or eWIC card on social media sites (ex: Facebook, Craigslist, Ebay, community garage sales, etc.).
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: