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Information for Clients Effective October 1, 2022

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WIC Provides Good Food and a Whole Lot More

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.

WIC offers families:

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • eWIC card to buy healthy foods
  • Health and social service referrals
  • Immunization screening and referrals
  • Tips for eating well to improve health

WIC nutrition staff meet with each WIC client to:

  • Review nutrition and health behaviors
  • Provide individual nutrition advice
  • Support families making changes for better health
  • Offer a selection of healthy foods

What To Bring To Your WIC Appointment mailo
Each adult, infant, or child 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

For Example:
  • Driver’s license
  • Hospital record
  • Photo ID
  • Immunization record
  • Marriage license
  • Birth certificate

Proof of Address

For Example:
  • Bill or business letter addressed to you
  • Rent receipt
  • Current driver’s license

Proof of Income – Income documents for everyone in your household who works or has a source of income

For Example:
  • Paycheck stub(s) for the past 30 days; if paid biweekly, bring 2 pay stubs; or, if paid weekly, bring 4 pay stubs
  • Award letter for alimony, child support, social security (including SSI)
  • Unemployment or worker’s compensation statement

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:
  • Medicaid card for Medicaid
  • Award letter for TANF or SNAP

Immunization Record(s) for all infants and children up to age 2 years who are applying for WIC

Download The INWIC App Today

Search “INWIC” or “Indiana WIC”

Questions about the App?

Ask your WIC clinic associate!

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!

How To Get Started:

1
Login to the INWIC App or wichealth.org. (First time users will need to create an account.)
2
Choose and complete a lesson. Complete the questions at the end of the lesson.
3
A WIC staff member will remotely load benefits to your card.
4
Keep your next scheduled in-person appointment in the clinic.

Infant Food

Infant Fruits and Vegetables

Size: 4 oz. jar, 4 oz. tub 2 pack, or 2 oz. tub 2 pack

  • Allowed:
    • Includes single ingredient or combination of fruits and/or vegetables (e.g., apple-banana, sweet potato-apple)

Brands:

  • Beech-Nut

  • Gerber

  • Meijer

  • Earth's Best Organic

  • Parent’s Choice

  • Pic Select Fresh

  • Tippy Toes

  • Happy Baby Organics

  • Not included:
    • Pouches
    • Mixtures with cereal, casseroles, desserts, dinners, or food combinations (e.g., vegetables, rice, pasta, yogurt, or noodles)
    • Added sugar, starch, salt, or DHA

Infant Meats

Size: 2.5 oz. container

  • Allowed:
    • Meat only, may include broth or gravy
    • Available types: turkey, beef, chicken, or ham

Brands:

  • Beech-Nut

  • Gerber

  • Meijer

  • Earth's Best Organic

  • Tippy Toes

  • Not included:
    • Pouches
    • Mixtures with cereal, casseroles, desserts, dinners, or food combinations (e.g., meat-vegetable, rice, pasta, yogurt, or noodles)
    • Added sugar, starch, salt, or DHA

Tips For Buying Infant Food

OUNCES 4 oz. Jar or
2 oz. two-pack
4 oz. two-pack
128 32 16
96 24 12
64 16 8
32 8 4

Infant Cereal

Size: 8 oz. or 16 oz. container

  • Allowed:
    • Any grain or multigrain

Brands:

  • Baby Basics

  • Beech-Nut

  • Danalac

  • Gerber

  • Meijer

  • Earth's Best Organic

  • Parent’s Choice

  • Tippy Toes

  • Not included:
    • Canned
    • Variety packs
    • Added formula, fruit, quinoa, or DHA

Infant Formula

  • Allowed:
    • Brand, type, and size specified on benefits balance. No substitutions.

Dairy

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Fluid Milk

Least expensive brand. Product type and size listed on benefits balance.

  • Allowed:
    • Whole or Vitamin D
    • Reduced-fat (2%)
    • Low-fat (½ or 1%) or fat-free (skim)
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Flavored
    • Imitation
    • Buttermilk
    • Milnot
    • Vitamite
    • Glass bottles

Two one-quart cartons may be substituted for ½ gallon if ½ gallons are not available.

Specialty Milk

As listed on benefits balance.

  • Allowed:

Evaporated

Size: 12 oz.

Lactose-Free

Size: Quart, ½ gallon, or ¾ gallon

Powder

Size: All Sizes

Ultra-High Temperature (UHT)

Two one-quart cartons may be substituted for ½ gallon if ½ gallons are not available.


Soy Milk

Size: ½ gallon containers

  • Allowed:
    • Plain or original soy milk

Brands:

  • 8th Continent

  • Great Value

  • Silk

  • Not included:
    • Flavored
    • Glass bottles

Yogurt

Size: 1 Quart (32 oz.) tub

Multipack = 2, 4 oz. 4 pack cups = 32 oz.; 1, 4 oz. 8 pack cups = 32 oz.;

2, 2 oz. 8 pack tubes = 32 oz.; 1, 2 oz. 16 pack tubes = 32 oz.

  • Allowed:
    • Any flavor
    • Fat free, low fat, whole fat, or Greek yogurt

Brands:

  • activia
  • best-choice
  • brown-cow
  • chobani
  • coburn-farms
  • dannon
  • essential-logo
  • fage
  • FoodClub
  • gaint
  • great-value
  • j%j
  • kinger
  • lala
  • lucerne
  • market
  • mehadrid
  • meijer
  • moutainhigh
  • oioks
  • open-nuture
  • our-family
  • praise-farms
  • purple-caw
  • fchnucks
  • fage
  • two-good
  • yopolin
  • ziyad
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Premium
    • Light
    • Mix-ins
    • Individually sold cups
    • More than 40 grams of sugar per cup

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Cheese

Size: 8 oz. or 16 oz.

  • Allowed:
    • U.S. made, prepackaged
    • Whole fat, low fat, or fat free
    • Sliced, shredded, cubed, crumbled, block, string, or queso oaxaca
    • Any of the following flavors or combinations:
      • American - pasteurized processed
      • Cheddar
      • Colby
      • Colby–Jack
      • Monterey Jack
      • Mozzarella
      • Muenster
      • Provolone
      • Queso
      • Swiss
  • 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 and Vegetables

Organic or Non-Organic

Generic PLU 4469. Dollar amount specified on shopping list.


Frozen

  • Allowed:
    • Fruit without added sweeteners
    • Non-potato vegetables
  • Not included:
    • Any type of frozen potato
    • Products with added sweetener, oils, fats, herbs or spices, creams, sauces, or breading

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Fresh

  • Allowed:
    • Whole or cut
    • Plain bagged salad
  • Not included:
    • Pickled vegetables
    • Olives
    • Herbs or spices
    • Nuts
    • Salad bar items
    • Edible blossoms
    • Ornamental or decorative pumpkins
    • Party trays with dip, dressing, or croutons

Canned

  • Allowed:
    • Any brand
    • Fruits in 100% fruit juice or water
    • Regular, low sodium, or no salt added vegetables
  • Not included:
    • Fruit and vegetables with added sugar, syrups, sweeteners, seasonings, flavoring, fats, or oils
    • Herbs or spices
    • Cream/cheese/butter sauce
    • Pickled vegetables
    • Tomato sauces, soups, or salsas
    • Mixtures with meat or legumes
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Remember

Fruit and Vegetable Cash Value Benefits are redeemable up to the amount stated on the benefits balance.

Calculate Unit Price
When Purchasing Fruits and Vegetables

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Tips to help you receive the maximum value for your Fruit and Vegetable Cash Value Benefit:

  • Consider purchasing fixed price items.
  • Buy items that have not been pre-cut (sliced melon costs more than a whole one you slice and peel at home).
  • Use coupons to lower the price of items and shop sales.
  • Purchase “in season” for the lowest produce prices.

Juice

Frozen Juice Concentrate

Size is specified on benefits balance.

For women only.

  • Allowed:
    • 100% Juice (fruit or vegetable)
    • At least 72 mg or 120% Vitamin C
    • Any flavor or blend

Shelf Stable

46 - 48 oz. only. Any container.

Frozen or Shelf Stable Concentrate

11.5 – 12 oz. juice concentrate must make 48 oz. or

more when mixed per manufacturer’s directions.

Brands:

  • save-always
  • AppleandEve
  • bluebirdjuice_logo
  • bluebird
  • campoelis
  • Dianes
  • dole
  • essential-logo
  • FoodClub
  • freedoms
  • gaint
  • great-value
  • hy-top
  • iga
  • indian-summer
  • juisy-juice
  • kinger
  • Langers
  • market
  • meijer
  • minite-mind
  • Musselmans_Logo-1
  • Natures
  • northland_logo
  • orchard_logo
  • our-family
  • gold
  • ruby-kist
  • fchnucks
  • seneca
  • shurfine
  • Signature
  • spartan
  • wic_TiptonGroveLogo21
  • tree-top-logo
  • Tropicana_logo
  • v8
  • wic_valu-time
  • welchs
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Premium

Juice - 64 oz.

For children only.

  • Allowed:
    • 100% Juice (fruit or vegetable)
    • At least 72 mg or 120% Vitamin C
    • Any flavor or blend

Shelf Stable or Refrigerated

64 oz. only. Any container.

Brands:

  • save-always
  • AppleandEve
  • bluebirdjuice_logo
  • campoelis
  • Centrella
  • dole
  • dutch-fams
  • essential-logo
  • everfresh
  • FoodClub
  • freedoms
  • gaint
  • Gold-Emblem
  • great-value
  • Harvest-Classic
  • hy-top
  • iga
  • indian-summer
  • juisy-juice
  • kinger
  • Langers
  • libbys
  • market
  • Martins
  • meijer
  • motts_logo-copy
  • pure
  • Musselmans_Logo-1
  • Natures
  • Natures-Own
  • Natures
  • ocean-spray
  • orchard_logo
  • Orchard-pure
  • our-family
  • praise-fram
  • ruby-kist
  • SamsChoice
  • fchnucks
  • seneca
  • shoppers
  • shurfine
  • Signature
  • Smart-Sense
  • spartan
  • wic_TiptonGroveLogo21
  • tree-top-logo
  • Tropicana_logo
  • v8
  • wic_valu-time
  • welchs
  • WILDWOOD-APPLE-JUICE
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Premium

Whole Grains

Bread

Size: 16 oz. only

  • Allowed:
    • Whole wheat or whole grain loaf

Brands:

  • Aunt Millie’s
    • 100% Whole Wheat
    • Healthy Goodness Whole Grain White
    • Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread
    • Cinnamon Swirl Bread
  • Best Choice
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Bimbo
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Bunny
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Butternut
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Family Choice
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Kroger
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Lewis Bake Shop
    • Healthy Life Sugar Free 100% Whole Wheat
    • Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Meijer
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Nature’s Own
    • 100% Whole Grain Sugar Free
    • 100% Whole Wheat with Honey
  • Our Family
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Pepperidge Farms
    • Stone Ground 100% Whole Wheat
    • 100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl w/Raisins Bread (Blue Label)
    • Light Style Soft Wheat
    • Light Style 100% Whole Wheat Bread
    • Very Thin 100% Whole Wheat Bread
    • Whole Grain Rye
  • Roman Meal
    • Sungrain 100% Whole Wheat
  • Sara Lee
    • Classic 100% Whole Wheat
  • Schnuck’s
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Shoppers Value
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Signature Select
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Stern’s
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Village Hearth
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Wonder
    • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Not included:
    • Buns
    • Rolls
    • Bagels
    • Bakery items

Oats

Size: 16 – 18 oz. only

  • Allowed:
    • Any brand
    • Quick, rolled, gluten free, or old fashioned oats
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Steel-cut oats
    • Added sugar, fat, oil, or salt

Brown Rice

Size: 14 – 16 oz.

  • Allowed:
    • Any brand
    • Plain, boxes, or bags
    • Instant, quick, or regular
  • Not included:
    • Organic

Whole Wheat Pasta

Size: 16 oz. only

  • Allowed:
    • Any shape whole wheat pasta

Brands:

  • Americas-Choice
  • Barilla
  • essential-logo
  • gia_russa_logo
  • gaint
  • great-value
  • Heartland
  • Hodgson-Milll_Logo
  • kinger
  • meijer
  • our-family
  • pstazara
  • Racconto
  • Ronzoni_logo
  • fchnucks
  • Signature
  • fage
  • Not included:
    • Organic

Tortillas

Size: 16 oz. only

Brands:

  • Best Choice
    • Whole Wheat
    • Corn
  • Celia’s
    • Whole Wheat
    • Yellow Corn
    • White Corn
  • Chi-Chi’s
    • Whole Wheat
    • Corn
  • Don Pancho
    • Whole Wheat
  • Essential Everyday
    • Corn 5½”
    • Whole Wheat 8” Whole Grain
  • Food Club
    • Whole Wheat
  • Frescados
    • Whole Wheat
  • Great Value
    • Whole Wheat
  • Hy-Top
    • Yellow Corn
  • Kroger
    • Whole Wheat
    • Gluten Free Yellow Corn
  • La Banderita
    • Whole Wheat
    • Corn
  • Meijer
    • Whole Wheat 8”
  • Mi Casa
    • Whole Wheat
  • Mission
    • Whole Wheat
    • Corn
  • Ortega
    • Whole Wheat
  • Our Family
    • Yellow Corn
    • White Corn
    • Whole Wheat
  • Schnucks
    • Whole Wheat
  • Signature Select
    • Whole Wheat
  • Tio Santi
    • Whole Wheat

Cereal

Size: Breakfast Cereal (9 oz. to 36 oz. size packages) in any combination.
(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.

  • = Gluten free
  • = A minimum of 51% whole grain cereal
  • = 100% Daily Value of Folic Acid

Size: Breakfast Cereal (9 oz. to 36 oz. size packages) in any combination.
(11.8 oz. and 23.7 oz. Instant Oatmeal allowed as an exception).

Brands:

B&G FOODS

  • Original

  • Instant

  • Original

  • Instant

  • 2½ Minute

  • 10 Minute

  • Whole Grain Instant

  • Whole Grain 2½ Minute

General Mills

  • Multigrain

  • Original

  • Multigrain Strawberry

  • Blueberry

  • Cinnamon

  • Corn

  • Rice

  • Vanilla

  • Wheat

  • Fiber One

  • Fiber One Honey Clusters

  • Berry Berry

  • Honey

  • Original

  • Total Whole Grain

  • Wheaties

Grain Berry

  • Apple Cinnamon Toasted Oats

  • Cinnamon Frosted Shredded Wheat

  • MultiBran Flakes

  • Original Toasted Oats

Kellogg’s

  • Cinnamon

  • Original

  • Blueberry

  • Chocolate

  • Cinnamon Roll

  • Filled Mixed Berry

  • Original

  • Bite Size

  • Pumpkin Spice

  • Strawberry

  • Original

  • Original

  • Protein Multigrain - Touch of Cinnamon

Malt-O-Meal

  • Chocolate

  • Original

  • CocoWheats

  • Farina

  • Crispy Rice

  • Original

  • Strawberry Cream

Post

  • Bran Flakes

  • Banana Nut Crunch

  • Crunchy Pecan

  • Almonds

  • Cinnamon

  • Honey Roasted

  • Maple and Pecans

  • Vanilla

  • Whole Grain Almond Crunch

  • Whole Grain Honey Crunch

Quaker

  • Instant Grits - Original Only

  • Instant Oatmeal - Original Only

  • Original

  • Vanilla

  • Oat Bran

  • Oatmeal Squares
    Brown Sugar

  • Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon

  • Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut

Store Brands

  • Allowed:
    • Eligible varieties include: Corn Flakes, Crispy Rice, Instant Oatmeal , Frosted Shredded Wheat , Toasted Oats , Rice Squares, Corn Squares, Corn Hexagons, Rice Hexagons

Brands:

  • bluebirdjuice_logo
  • essential-logo
  • FoodClub
  • great-value
  • hy-top
  • iga
  • kiggins
  • kinger
  • meijer
  • our-family
  • fchnucks
  • shoppers
  • shurfine
  • Signature
  • wic_valu-time

Protein

Beans, Peas, and Lentils

  • Allowed:
    • Any type

Canned

Size: 15 oz. – 64 oz.

Dry

Size: 1 lb. bag (16 oz.)

  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Boxed
    • Baked beans
    • Canned green beans
    • Canned peas
    • Wax beans
    • Soups
    • Added sugars, fats, oils, seasoning, or meats

Eggs

Size: 1 dozen

  • Allowed:
    • Large or extra large white and/or brown eggs
    • Least expensive brand
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Premium

For fully breastfeeding moms.

Fish

Size: Any Size

  • Allowed:
    • Packed in water, oil, or vegetable broth
    • Chunk Light Tuna: Any size cans or pouches. Added Flavors: lemon pepper, herb and garlic, etc.
    • Pink Salmon: Any size cans or pouches
    • Sardines: Any size cans in water, oil, or brine. Added Flavors: tomato, mustard, or lemon
    • Mackerel: Any size cans in water, oil, or brine
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Albacore or Yellow Fin
    • White
    • Solid
    • Fresh
    • Frozen
    • Premium brand

For fully breastfeeding moms.


Peanut Butter

Size: 16 oz. – 18 oz. jars

  • Allowed:
    • Creamy, crunchy, or extra crunchy
  • Not included:
    • Organic
    • Premium
    • Spread
    • Mixed with other items
    • Reese’s

Tofu

Size: 14 oz. – 17 oz. packages

  • Allowed:
    • Any texture
    • Regular
    • Organic

Brands:

  • azumaya
  • framika
  • house-food
  • nasoya
  • orgenic
  • Organics
    Brand
  • simple-truth
  • west-toy-1
  • woodstock
  • Not included:
    • Added fats, sugars, sweeteners, oils, sodium, or seasoning
    • Fried tofu
Frequently Asked Questions Dr Mom
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:

  • Medicaid
  • TANF
  • 1-800-QUIT NOW
  • Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Nutrition Education Program offered by Programs that help people to quit smoking
Breastfeeding Is Healthy For Baby flower
Every mother can help her baby develop and grow with her own breast milk. It’s also a healthy, affordable solution.

Healthy for Moms

  • Boosts weight loss after pregnancy
  • Helps keep your bones strong, which will protect you from osteoporosis in the future
  • Less prep work for you — milk is readily available at the right temperature
  • Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes and also reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancers

Healthy for Babies

  • Best possible nutrition
  • Easy to digest
  • Helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and cancer
  • Reduces risk of SIDS, ear infections, RSV, and diarrhea
  • Promotes brain growth. Studies show that children who were breastfed have higher IQs

Healthy for Families

  • Helps moms and babies stay healthy
  • Healthy moms and babies are more active and ready for play
  • Saves time, money, and the environment

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.

Breastfeed!
Mom & Baby Get More Food

Exclusively Breastfeeding
Up to 1 Year
Partially Breastfeeding
Up to 1 Year
Not Breastfeeding
Up to 1 Year

How To Use Your Indiana eWIC Card

Using 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.

Check your balance

You can get a benefit balance by checking your last store receipt, by:

Checking the Benefits page on the
INWIC Mobile App

Calling Customer Service at
1-855-349-1454

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.
  • If your eWIC card is lost or stolen.
  • If your eWIC card is damaged or will not work.
  • If someone is using your eWIC card without your approval.
  • If you forget your PIN or would like to reset your PIN.
  • If you have questions or need help with your eWIC card.

• Keep your card safe and clean.

DO NOT throw it away if all of the benefits have been used. The same card is used every month.

• Keep the black strip on the back free from scratches.

DO NOT bend, fold or twist it, punch holes, or use it to scrape windshields or open door locks.

DO NOT store it near magnets or electrical equipment like mobile phones.

DO NOT leave it in the sun or other hot places like the dashboard of your car.

Tips & Reminders

Don’t forget to keep your appointment for your WIC benefits.

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.

Keep appointments.

Call your WIC clinic if you need to reschedule.

Use eWIC cards correctly.

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.

Keep your WIC Program Booklet.

  • Take it to the store to help identify WIC approved foods.
  • Take it to the clinic to note appointments.

Shop smart!

  • Plan how to use your eWIC card so you have food for the whole month.
  • Compare prices on foods and buy the least expensive brand.
  • Use coupons and look for “buy one, get one free” and other store offers.

Consider breastfeeding your baby.

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.

Select authorized package sizes.

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.

WIC foods cannot be returned to the store for credit or cash or exchanged for other items.
Be polite to the cashier.

If you have trouble using your benefits or finding WIC foods at the grocery store, call your local WIC clinic to let us know so we can help.

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Look for matching shelf tags located by many WIC approved items.

What to bring to the grocery store:

WIC Appointments

Download and print your WIC appointment tracker here:

Important Information

Buying, selling, or trading WIC benefits is NOT ALLOWED. If suspected of these actions, you may:

REPAY IN CASH the value of the food/formula benefits; or

LOSE YOUR BENEFITS from the WIC program.

Absolutely no:

If you have questions or concerns, see your local WIC staff, contact the State WIC office at 1-800-522-0874 or email INWICFraud@isdh.in.gov.

Notify The WIC Office If You:

Questions?

Just call 800-522-0874 or contact your local WIC clinic.

Your Rights & Responsibilities
For The Indiana WIC Program

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Participants Rights

Participant Responsibilities

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.).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Side-Lying Hold

  1. For the right breast, lie on your right side with your baby facing you.
  2. Pull your baby close. Your baby’s mouth should be level with your nipple.
  3. In this position, you can cradle your baby’s back with your left arm and support yourself with your right arm and/or pillows.
  4. Keep loose clothing and bedding away from your baby.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Cross-Cradle Hold

  1. For the right breast, use your left arm to hold your baby’s head at your right breast and baby’s body toward your left side. A pillow across your lap can help support your left arm.
  2. Gently place your left hand behind your baby’s ears and neck, with your thumb and index finger behind each ear and your palm between baby’s shoulder blades. Turn your baby’s body toward yours so your tummies are touching.
  3. Hold your breast as if you are squeezing a sandwich. To protect your back, avoid leaning down to your baby. Instead, bring your baby to you.
  4. As your baby’s mouth opens, push gently with your left palm on baby’s head to help them latch on. Make sure you keep your fingers out of the way.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Clutch or “Football” Hold

  1. For the right breast, hold your baby level, facing up, at your right side.
  2. Put your baby’s head near your right nipple and support their back and legs under your right arm.
  3. Hold the base of your baby’s head with your right palm. A pillow underneath your right arm can help support your baby’s weight.
  4. To protect your back, avoid leaning down to your baby. Bring baby to you instead.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Cradle Hold

  1. For the right breast, cradle your baby with your right arm. Your baby will be on their left side across your lap, facing you at nipple level.
  2. Your baby’s head will rest on your right forearm with your baby’s back along your inner arm and palm.
  3. Turn your baby’s tummy toward your tummy. Your left hand is free to support your breast, if needed. Pillows can help support your arm and elbow.
  4. To protect your back, avoid leaning down to your baby. Instead, bring your baby to you.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Laid-Back Hold

  1. Lean back on a pillow with your baby’s tummy touching yours and their head at breast level. Some moms find that sitting up nearly straight works well. Others prefer to lean back and lie almost flat.
  2. You can place your baby’s cheek near your breast, or you may want to use one hand to hold your breast near your baby. It’s up to you and what you think feels best.
  3. Your baby will naturally find your nipple, latch, and begin to suckle.

This hold is useful when: