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Need help with WIC

I noticed that on my wic checks it says dry cereal......what all qualifies? They gave me an approved food list but they only list the cereal under cold and hot. Can I only get regular cereal or cream of wheat and stuff like that?

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mama28th

Asked by mama28th at 11:00 AM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • dry cereal is regular cereal.in the supermarket they usually have the wic approved items labeled.so go in the cerreal section and look.hope i helped.
    Desi2Sweet

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 11:02 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • you can get some hot cereal what ever is on the list is what you can get.
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 11:05 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • It usually is labeled on the shelf, but some stores are different. I would ask someone who works there. Some people can be real a-holes about WIC checks so as soon as you get to the checkout tell the person this is a WIC purchase. Don't let them be rude to you, you are still a customer. The office should have given you the approved list of items.
    dawn_misayo

    Answer by dawn_misayo at 11:08 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • This is what it says on the back of my checks::
    Gen Mills: Cheerios- Reg or mulitgrain
    Chex- Corn, Rice, Wheat, or Multi-Bran
    Kix- Reg
    Wheaties- Reg

    Kelloggs- Corn Flakes- Reg
    Mini Wheats- Unfrosted, Frosted Big Bites, Frosted Bite Size, No Flavors
    Rice Krispies- Reg
    Special K- Original or Protein Plus

    Malt-O-Meal- Honey & Oat Blenders
    Frosted Mini Spooners
    Malt-O-Meal Hot Wheat, Original

    Post Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Roasted, Vanilla Clusters, or Cinn Clusters

    Quaker- Instant Grits, Original Only
    Instant Oatmeal- Original or Regular Only
    King Vitamin
    Life- Reg Only

    Ralston Foods-
    Corn Biscuits
    Corn Flakes
    Crispy Rice
    Enriched Wheat Bran Flakes
    Essentially You
    Frosted Shredded Wheat
    Instant Oatmeal- Reg Flavor Only
    Oats & More with Honey
    Rice Biscuits
    Tasteeos

    Cream of Rice
    theheartbaby

    Answer by theheartbaby at 11:12 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • O and Cream of Wheat the 10, 2 1/2, or 1 min or Instant Original only

    Some stores don't label it in the aisle (ours don't) and yes you have to inform the cashier before she starts ringing it up bc they have to enter a special code.
    theheartbaby

    Answer by theheartbaby at 11:15 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • It should tell you specifically what brands/flavors you can get. For example, for the first 6 months my cereal checks said on them
    Women's Cereal (as opposed to childrens cereal - they get different choices)
    Total 36oz of cereal
    Then it listed the types I could get like theheartbaby listed above.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 11:16 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Man I envy you theheartbaby because you can get brand name stuff. In Virginia we can only get the generic store cereal. I know, beggers can't be choosers, but it took a while to get used to the generics. And there's still only two brands my kids will eat!! Sorry to go off topic..
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:54 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • i can get alot of brand name stuff but they cant be suger they gave me a list http://www.odh.ohio.gov/ASSETS/1BA06EEC235644068ED44BA9C0CC29D4/aflbrochurefy06-07.pdf
    honeyb690

    Answer by honeyb690 at 1:27 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • we can only get 4 types of juice in VA--frozen concentrate orange, apple, pineapple, grapefruit. I don't know too many kids who like grapefruit or pineapple juice. I would think those would be too acidic.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:39 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

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