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Canned Vegetables & Fruits Now Available!

We are excited to share that South Dakota WIC now offers fresh, frozen and CANNED vegetables and fruits starting May 3, 2021!

WIC participants can use their Vegetable and Fruit Cash-Value Benefit to purchase most brands of canned vegetables and fruits meeting the following criteria:

Canned Vegetables

  • Any variety of canned vegetables without added sugars, fats or oils
  • Low, reduced and regular sodium versions are all allowed
  • Added herbs and seasonings are allowed
  • The vegetable must be listed as the first ingredient
    • Exception: Tomato products in which the first ingredient is “water”, such as Tomato puree
  • Must be canned unless jarred version is more common (like pasta sauces)
  • Not allowed:
    • Home canned or preserved
    • Added pastas, rice or other grains
    • Added fats or oils         
    • Added sugar – unless added in limited amounts for preservation (most commonly in plain sweet peas and corn at 2-3 grams per serving)
    • Added non-nutritive, artificial sweeteners
    • Seasonings, spices and herbs sold as sole ingredient
    • Mixed vegetables including lima beans (which is a mature legume)
    • Pickled vegetables (pickles, olives, sauerkraut, banana peppers, etc.)                
    • Creamed vegetables (e.g. creamed corn, creamed spinach)
    • Vegetable salads (e.g. three bean salad)
    • Salsa
    • Ketchup

Canned Fruit

  • Any variety of canned fruits, including applesauce
  • Packed/stored in 100% juice or water without added sugars, fats, oils or salt
  • Fruit must be listed as the first ingredient
  • Applesauce in plastic jars or individual fruit cups are allowed
  • Not allowed:
    • Home canned or preserved
    • Added sugar or other forms of sugar (like high fructose corn syrup)
    • Added non-nutritive, artificial sweeteners
    • Individual pouches                      
    • Canned juice  

Approved Brands

Check out the current list of approved brands of canned vegetables and fruits. More brands will be added as WIC receives information from additional food manufacturers. WIC reviews all food items to ensure it meets high nutrition and quality standards. We are proud to offer only healthy, nutritious products to our WIC families!

  • Allen’s
  • Always Save
  • Asian Gourmet
  • Best Choice
  • Bruce’s
  • Butter Kernel
  • Clearly Organic
  • Contadina
  • Corner Store
  • Dei Fratelli
  • Del Monte
  • Dole
  • Essential Everyday
  • Fareway
  • Field Day
  • Food Club
  • Freedoms Choice
  • Freshlike
  • Full Circle Market
  • Great Value
  • Green Giant
  • Hunt’s
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kuner’s
  • Le Sueur
  • Libby’s
  • Mott’s
  • Muir Glen
  • Musselman’s
  • O Organics
  • Old El Paso
  • Oregon Fruits
  • Ortega
  • Our Family
  • Progresso
  • Red Gold
  • Rotel
  • S&W
  • Signature Selects
  • That’s Smart
  • Valutime
  • Wild Harvest
  • World Class Trading Co

The most up-to-date information about which foods are WIC approved can be found in our Approved Food Guide.