|WIC added bagged apples and oranges, bagged sweet potatoes and baby carrots, canned peaches and pears in natural juice, canned tomatoes and green beans, brown rice, corn tortillas, wheat tortillas, 100 percent whole wheat bread, and jars of baby food including apples, pears, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
To keep the costs at about the same level, it reduced the amount of eggs, milk, cheese, and juice among the choices.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
I hate being picky about free food, I honestly do. But some of it we just don't consider healthy.
It is definitely an improvement upon what has been offered for so long though!!
1 64 onz jug of juicy juice
2.25 gallons of milk..she can get 2% on down.
6.00 dollers in fresh fruit and veggies.
32 onz of either brown bread,brown rice,brown tortillas.
1 pound of peanut butter or bag of beans.
36 onzs of breakfast cereal.
1 dozen eggs.
You do have the choice of more milk/and or cheese than the other.
I hate the juice option because she cant get anything but the juicy juice.And only the 64 onz jug.No more orange,apple/or pineapple ect..Only pregnant people can get the options now.
I know that babies 6months and older also get like 60 jars of baby food a month.
With her allergies we don't use much of this package..But the free veggies and fruit really come in handy for her.
I was so happy to see that they allow fruits and veggies now, but it all came crashing down when I realized it was only $8 a month for them! YIKES! Is there more now? I guess will find out later.
Liz, Air Force wife, mommy to 3 kiddos.
I traditional foods
Definitely bummed about the milk although we do get 2% at least its better than skim.
They give you a dollar amount for the fruits and vegs so organic is ok you just might not be able to get as much as if you bought conventional. (We get $16 a month!)
i'm glad were the kind of family that keeps a pretty full pantry of dry goods and canned things and raise our own meat and eggs because if we were living week to week with the wic being a more major part of the diet almost 3 weeks is a long time to wait (no delivery 5th week of sept, 1st of october, then finally arriving late in the week 2nd week of oct.). i worry about the families that don't stockpile for the winter.
raising and growing in the green mountains.