Only foods which are high in Vitamin A&C, protein, iron and calcium are provided as part of the WIC program. These are the nutrients which are vital to good health and development of pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children. The foods the WIC program provides include eggs, milk, cheese, beans, peanut butter, iron fortified infant and adult cereals, fruit, vegetables and strained baby fruit and vegetables and Vitamin C fortified juices. Breastfeeding women receive additional food benefits which also include tuna and carrots. While it is the hope of the City of Dallas WIC that all of our mothers will choose breastfeeding as the ideal infant feeding choice, iron fortified infant formula is also provided.
WIC EBT benefits are issued for very specific foods in specific amounts, to ensure that the best possible nutrition is provided at the lowest possible cost.