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 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.