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Vendor Presentation for New WIC Food Packages. Peggy Lewis Jerry Orenstein Director Vendor Manager (Abbreviated Version, April 29, 2009) . Read the Food Instrument and Cash Value Voucher. Training Goals.

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vendor presentation for new wic food packages

Vendor Presentation for New WIC Food Packages

Peggy Lewis Jerry Orenstein

Director Vendor Manager

(Abbreviated Version,

April 29, 2009)

slide2

Read the

Food Instrument

and

Cash Value Voucher

training goals
Training Goals
  • Vendors will have detailed knowledge of the new WIC food packages
  • Ownership/Management and cashiers will be trained on new foods available on WIC
  • Staff will be informed of changes to WIC Food Instruments (FIs) and the introduction of Cash Value Vouchers (CVVs)
slide4

Why Change the WIC Food Packages?

  • An increase in the
  • ethnic composition of the National WIC population:
  • Hispanics make up a growing percent of the WIC population
  • Middle Eastern and Asian populations also make up a part of the WIC population in Tennessee
  • Changes have occurred in the
  • major health and nutrition risks
  • faced by WIC’s target population
  • including:
  • diets lacking in whole
  • grains and fruit and vegetables
  • moms stop breastfeeding too early
  • increases in overweight and obesity
slide5

Food Package Changes

  • Adds new foods
  • Eliminates infant juice
  • Reduces some milk, eggs, juice
  • Allows only 1 year old children to get whole milk
slide6

And Now More

Details About

These Changes

infant food changes
Infant Food Changes
  • Infant juice not allowed
  • Infant fruits and vegetables allowed
      • 4 oz jars of Stage 2 or 2nd Foods
      • Single foods only, no mixed foods
      • Commercial brands allowed will be on Food List and Cashier Card
      • No organic
disclaimer
Disclaimer
  • Pleasenote that all examples used in this presentation are representative samples of eligible and non-eligible WIC foods.
  • Any product described as eligible is not specifically endorsed by the Tennessee WIC Program.
green beans
Green Beans
  • Allowed
    • Ingredients: green beans, water
    • 4 oz jar
    • 2nd foods
applesauce
Applesauce
  • Allowed
    • Ingredients: apples, water, ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
    • 4 oz jar
    • Stage 2
organic bananas
Organic Bananas

Organic baby foods are not allowed and no 3.5 oz containers

infant food changes12
Infant Food Changes
  • When on FI, Infant meat allowed
      • 2.5 oz jars of Stage 2 or 2nd food
      • Single type of plain meat or poultry in gravy or broth
      • Commercial brands allowed will be on Food List and Cashier Card
      • No organics
      • Limited number of participants
chicken chicken gravy
Chicken & Chicken Gravy
  • Allowed
    • Plain meat
    • In gravy or broth
    • 2.5 oz jar
chicken noodle dinner
Chicken Noodle Dinner

Dinners are not allowed

women children food changes
Women & Children Food Changes
  • Juice
      • Some FIs will allow only 64 oz containers (can or plastic)
      • Some FIs will offer a choice of 11.5-12 oz frozen or 46-48 oz containers (can or plastic)
      • Calcium fortified juices eligible
      • No juice from dairy cases
slide16

Dairy Items -- When on FI

      • Some FIs will allow only whole milk
      • Some FIs will allow only reduced fat or fat free milk
      • Buttermilk and evaporated milk allowed-
slide17

Dairy Substitutes: When on the FI

      • Some FIs will allow tofu made with calcium salts (calcium set) in 14 to 16 oz packaging
      • Some FIs will allow soy beverages
      • Specific brands and flavors of soy beverages will be noted
slide18

Whole Wheat/Whole Grain products

      • Eligible products must have whole wheat or whole grain as first ingredient.
      • Bread, buns, rolls in 12 to 16 oz packages--- not from store bakery
      • Whole wheat or soft corn tortillas in 12 to 16 oz packages
slide19

Whole Wheat/Whole Grain products

Other whole unprocessed grains in 12 to 16 oz packages:

      • Brown rice
      • Bulgur (also known as cracked wheat)
      • Whole grain barley
      • Oats (not instant in packets)
slide20

Canned fish: When on FI

      • Any brand tuna, salmon, sardines (except organic) packed in oil or water
      • Light tuna in 5 to 6 oz cans (NO albacore)
      • Salmon in 14.75 oz cans
      • Sardines in 3.75 oz cans
      • No smoked products
wic announces a new type of voucher cash value voucher cvv
WIC Announces a New Type of Voucher:Cash Value Voucher (CVV)
  • Dollar amounts vary – READ THE CVV
  • Used to purchase fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables excluding white potatoes
  • Can pay difference
  • No change given
cash value vouchers cvvs
Cash Value Vouchers (CVVs)
  • The following are examples of allowable items
slide25

Read the

Food Instrument

and

Cash Value Voucher

new wic food list
New WIC Food List
  • Will be given to participants beginning October 1, 2009
  • Transition begins on October 1 and continues until January 1, 2010
  • CVV dollar amount varies: $6, $8, and $10
fi and cvv color change
FI and CVV Color Change
  • New FI’s will be Orange
  • Transition begins on October 1 and continues until January 1, 2010
  • During transition period you will see two different color FI’s: green and orange
new cashier card
New Cashier Card
  • Will look different
  • Will be distributed to stores for use beginning October 1, 2009
  • During transition—2 cashier cards will be used
slide29

What is the most important action to ensure compliance with the WIC Vendor Agreement?

  • Correct– Read the Food Instrument and Cash Value Voucher!
tennessee wic website
Tennessee WIC website

http://health.state.tn.us/wic/vendor.htm