USDA has granted waivers to the following states and Indian Tribal Organizations allowing them to permit appropriate substitutes for the types and amounts of certain WIC-prescribed foods if their availability is limited. For example, as appropriate based on local food marketplace circumstances, specific states and Indian Tribal Organizations have been approved to allow participants to:
- substitute milk of any available fat content if prescribed varieties are not available.
- substitute authorized whole grains in package sizes up to 24 oz. when 16 oz. packages are not available.
- substitute 18-count cartons of eggs when 12-count cartons are unavailable.
Please check with the WIC agency for specific approved food substitutions. (This page will be updated soon with links to more specific information for each agency, and as additional waivers are approved.)