COVID-19 Update

Temporary WIC COVID-19 Allowable Foods ENDING JUNE 30, 2020

Federal Regulations through temporary food waivers allowed flexibility for the Nevada WIC Program to add additional foods to meet the unprecedented high consumer demand due to Covid-19. THE FOLLOWING FOOD ITEMS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER JUNE 30, 2020:

32 oz blocks of cheese                                   20 and 24 oz loaves of bread

32 oz bags of rice                                            Organic Rice

Chocolate Milk                                                Organic Milk

Organic Pasta                                                  Organic yogurt

Organic and specialty eggs

 

Some of the food items met the Federal Requirements and were PERMANENTLY ADDED to the WIC Approved Food List:

265 new cheese items:                                             356 new yogurt flavors and sizes

8 oz sizes                                                                              59 whole milk varieties

varieties of shredded, sliced and cubed                             146 low fat varieties

Swiss and muenster cheese                                                151 nonfat varieties

 Canned Fish:

Canned Salmon

Canned Jack Mackerel

 

Hundreds of various flavors, brands and sizes were added to the food categories: infant foods, juice, legumes and breakfast cereal.

The Least Expensive Brand (LEB) requirement for milk, eggs, orange and pineapple juice is still waived at this time.

 

Nevada WIC encourages all participants to practice patience with your local retail store as new shipments are coming into stores frequently and consistently.

Nevada SNAP and WIC continue to monitor the overall functionality of the retail grocery system for approved food items Nevada participants can obtain.

For information on permanent authorized yogurt sizes in English, click here.

For information on permanent authorized yogurt sizes in Spanish, click here.

For a list of COVID-19 foods ending and permanent additions UPCs,click here.

Local WIC Clinics

Local WIC clinics in your neighborhood continue to conduct business either over the phone and mail or in person through appointments. Please contact your local WIC clinic with questions about nutrition education, benefits, EBT cards, or eligibility. New eligibility continues to be processed by your local WIC agency or clinic. For questions about eligibility, please reach out to the WIC Administrative Office through this link: http://nevadawic.org/contact-us/, email: wicgeneral@health.nv.gov  or call 1-800-8-NEV-WIC.

Additional Resources

Additionally, it is all too clear the toll the COVID-19 is having throughout the State on businesses and their dedicated employees. For those whose employment has been impacted by the repercussions of COVID-19 we encourage you to call or go online to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) through the following website: https://dwss.nv.gov/ .

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the WIC Administrative Office through this link: http://nevadawic.org/contact-us/, email: wicgeneral@health.nv.gov or call 1-800-8-NEV-WIC.

For more information on this emerging situation, please visit:

Thank you.