The WIC food packages contain healthy foods but not all foods needed for a healthy diet. Eat WIC foods together with other healthy foods. Packages for Women, Infants and Children add important nutrients to the diet. Supplemental food packages may include the following foods in the chart below.

WIC Foods

Participants should use the food list in their WIC ID folder, linked below, when shopping for food at the store. 

DC WIC Store Listing

This list shows WIC approved stores in the District of Columbia and PG County, MD. Shop using WIC checks for food and/or standard formulas at any of these stores.

 

Make sure to bring your WIC ID Folder with you, as it is the only proof of identification that vendors will accept. 

WIC Formulas

DC WIC Approved Formula Listing 

This listing is an easy to read, 2-page abbreviated listing of all DC WIC-approved formulas.

DC WIC Medical Prescription Form 

This form needs to be completed and submitted with all requests for special formulas and medical foods.

DC WIC Formula Guide 

Contains detailed information on all DC WIC-approved standard contract formulas, special formulas and medical foods.  

How Do I Mix My Baby's Formula?

Guidance on selecting, mixing, and storing infant formula safely. 

In English                             En Espanol 

Ordering Special Formulas / DC WIC Pharmacy Listing

This list shows approved pharmacy locations where checks

 for special formulas and medical foods can be used. 

When ordering special formulas for delivery from

Tricare Medical:

1. Call Tricare at least 7 days before your checks expire.  

    - Tricare may not be able to provide service if you call

       any closer to the last date to use listed on the check

2. When leaving a voicemail, be sure to include:

     -  The name of the infant, child, or adult listed on the check

     - A call back number 

 

3. Tricare will call participants back on Mondays, Wednesdays

     and/or Thursdays

 

Note: Tricare makes deliveries on Mondays, Wednesdays

          and Fridays

How to Use DC WIC Food Benefit Checks 

Whole Grains
Yogurt
Canned Fish
Cheese
Tofu
Dried Beans
Jarred Baby Food
Juice
Fruits
Infant Cereal
Cereal
Eggs
Peanut Butter
Vegetables
Iron-Fortified Infant Formula
Exclusively Breastfeeding Food Package:
Save $75
a month!!
To meet your baby's full nutritional needs you only need to spend $7 more each month!
Save $41
a month!!
Some Breastfeeding / Non Breastfeeding Food Package:
Save $41
a month!!
To meet your baby's full nutritional needs you only need to spend $115 more each month!

In addition, infants receive iron fortified formula.

0-1 month: 5-9 cans         

2-3 months: 6-10 cans

4-5 months: 6-10 cans

6+ months: 5-7 cans

Mostly Breastfeeding Food Package: 
Save $54
a month!!
To meet your baby's full nutritional needs you only need to spend $26 more each month!

In addition, infants receive iron fortified formula.

0-1 month: 1 can          

2-3 months: up to 4 cans

4-5 months: up to 5 cans

6+ months: up to 4 cans

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