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Has anyone used this?
http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/WIC/complaints.htm

I will NEVER shop at Vons again.

They do NOT abide by the WIC guide & have their own PRIVATE guide that limits how much you can spend---not according to WIC, but according to VONS! The reason? for VONS profit. They FORCE you to purchase VONS brand items by putting a cap on how much you can spend.

After 3 hours of grocery shopping CAREFULLY abiding by the WIC guidelines, I got treated poorly by a VONS cashier & told that I couldn't buy the things I had picked out. She acted like I was doing something bad...

The WIC guidelines said ANY BRAND of milk, but VONS forces WIC customers to buy VONS milk only! Just so they can get extra profit & deter WIC customers from shopping there!

I called the manager & she acted like I was at fault & too dim-witted to follow the WIC guidelines. Then she noticed that the WIC guidelines DO say "any brand of milk" & that it was VONS' private guidelines for WIC that I didn't have access to until I was at the register & put down by the cashier. Not that she apologized.

I will only shop at WIC-only markets now.




A way to use up baby cereal!

Posted by ilea on 2011.02.03 at 13:06
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Indy's cookies
2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
2 - 2 1/2 c. dry baby cereal
2 eggs
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 handfuls of raisins (optional)

Mix milk, eggs, sugars, oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Drop tablespoonfuls onto parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees about 15 minutes. Makes about 12 large cookies.



Newbie!

Posted by bamamama30 on 2010.02.19 at 04:49
I am thinking about applying for WIC in Alabama.  I just found out I am pregnant with #2 baby.  My husband and I have decided to seperate and he moved back home with his parents. He pays for our daughters daycare.  We have not legally seperated but can't afford the 500.00 to draw up the paperwork.  Will I have to take his income proof with me to my appointment?


gleeful LB

Baby food meat

Posted by madrona on 2010.01.15 at 17:29
What do you do with it if your baby won't eat it?


gleeful LB

Vouchers

Posted by madrona on 2009.09.09 at 17:31
I'm having trouble getting to the grocery store often. In Oregon, will they separate your food into two vouchers instead of three if you ask?


First Timer

Posted by bondagebunny731 on 2009.08.04 at 17:29
Current Mood: bored
Thursday I have my first WIC appointment. What should I expect? How long due you think it will take? Will they give me some checks that day or will it have to be a different day? And do they make you make an appointment every time to get the checks or you can just pick them up? Thanks





Cross posted to pregnant


November: bday cake
Posted by etherdepository on 2009.07.27 at 01:26
Is there a reason California WIC requires a postpartum hemoglobin and hematocrit count??

Just wondering, considering both of my results came out really low so I dunno if I should be worried lol


Phoenix

Question about Milk.

Posted by beautifulmithra on 2009.05.26 at 18:12
I just found out my son is allergic to cows milk, wheat, and beef.

Will WIC supplement my milk for an alternative kind he can drink?


eggs?

Posted by ilea on 2009.04.03 at 18:59
So I got like a billionty and one dozen eggs. I like eggs but the whole getting up in the morning and cooking sort of sucks. I like microwaveable quick foods when I have morning sickness.

So I decided I'd make mc muffins and mc breakfast burritos.

So I took a casserole dish and lined the bottom with a pound of breakfast sausage (the kind that comes frozen in a plastic tube). Then I beat 2 dozen eggs and 1 1/2 cups of milk together and poured that on top. Stick in the oven on 350 (stirring the eggs periodically) until the eggs are moist and fluffy. (moist is important! they must be moist or they won't freeze well!)

While your eggs/sausage are in the oven bake some biscuits (or english muffins) according to package directions, shred some cheese and saute some onions and green pepper.

Once everything is done start your assembly line.

For the mc muffins: Cut muffin sized squares out of the egg/sausage dish. Place on muffin, top with cheese. Wrap in foil or freezer paper.
For the burritos: Chop up what is left of the sausage/egg dish and mix in some cheese and the onions and green pepper. (you could add hot sauce too) Wrap the mix up in a flour tortilla then wrap in foil or freezer paper.

This yielded me 8 mc muffins and 12 large burritos. It cost me about $4 for the muffins, tortillas, sausage, green pepper and onion.

Note! after freezing the eggs have the texture of eggs from mc donalds. If you don't like their eggs you won't like these.


MF Drawing of Me

WIC Questions...

Posted by lizamaboo on 2009.02.20 at 17:09
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What's up with WIC?!

I had an appointment today at 3:30pm. I got there and a lady said, "Go into the meeting, they're still talking..." I thought, eh okay and went to the room with all the chairs and started listening to what this woman speaker had to say. I came in at the end of the lecture, and only heard her saying that there are changes in formula for "older babies" and no more whole milk...Stuff like that. What do they mean by "older babies"? And what are these changes? It was quite annoying and weird for me not being able to talk one-on-on with my WIC lady. (I was just reciently switched to a new office cuz the one I use to go to closed.) My named was called, I went into the room with the WIC sign hanging next to it. My coupons were already being printed out. I signed for them and she said, "Have a nice day!" Erm...That's weird. Whenever I use to go to the one in Norwood they weighed my daughter, asked how much formula she has been taking, adjusted things n all that.

I looked at the coupons when I got outside thinking there was going to be baby food n stuff on there, and everything was going to be all way cooler. Wtf? I get less formula and still just 2 boxes of rice cereal. My daughter drinks 11 bottles per can. She drinks on average 5 bottles a day. So that's 1 can per 2 maybe 2 1/2 days...Ugh. They cut my amount of cans. And she doesn't eat that infant rice cereal, she eats baby food from the jar.

Although of course I know this is help, and I'm glad I am getting what I am getting. I can totally afford the extra one or two cans that I have to buy cash. But what's with these new changes? And not even being asked what my daughter eats now and how much formula she takes to SEE what my baby needs? Etc. Last time she use to take 6oz bottles, now she's on 8oz bottles. They said food was going to be added for older babies. Is my almost 9 month old baby not considered an "older baby"? I'm really confused.


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