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WIC Festival of Food

Join us again this year for 12 days of giveaways and fun ideas for the holidays.

Day 1 Basket Toss

Day 1 booth

Day 2 Nothing Makes You Merry Quite Like Dairy

Day 2 booth

Day 3 Happiness in a Bowl

Day 3 booth

Day 4 Wheel of Cheese

Day 4 booth

Day 5 Juice Up the Holidays

Day 5 booth

Day 6 Meals of Holiday Future

Day 6 booth

Day 7 Have Your Holidays Smooth. Have Your Peanut Butter Any Way You Like.

Day 7 booth

Day 8 Options They’ll Go Gaga Over

Day 8 booth

Day 9 Make Space for the Holidays

Day 9 booth

Day 10 The Whole Shebang

Day 10 booth

Day 11 Beans

Day 11 booth

Day 12 That’s a Wrap!

Day 12 booth

Day 1Basket Toss

While fresh fruits and veggies are best, canned and frozen options are also WIC-approved. It’s nice to have some options packed away for cooking in a pinch.

WIC Monthly Allowance

  • $52 breastfeeding mother
  • $47 pregnant or postpartum mother
  • $26 children 1 to 5 years old

Quick Tip for Picky Eaters

Know a small someone who won’t eat their veggies? Try a little something extra. Serve them with a side of ranch or hummus, or with a sprinkle of seasoning.

Day 2Nothing Makes You Merry Quite Like Dairy

Dairy products are excellent sources of vitamin D, calcium, and potassium. And we have the perfect pair for you. If you receive whole milk from WIC, you must choose whole fat yogurt. If you receive low fat or nonfat milk from WIC, you must choose low fat or nonfat yogurt. The milk and yogurt are a pair!


One-Step Smoothie


  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure fruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (6.5 ounces) frozen fruit, such as blueberries or raspberries


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.

Day 3Happiness in a Bowl

It’s quick. It’s filling. It stays good for a long time. What can’t cereal do? WIC-approved cereals are a healthy and delicious start to your holidays.

What’s your cereal style?

  • As a side. Looking at you, grits.
  • As a snack. Chex Mix, anyone?
  • As a sweet. Rice Krispies treats all around!

Day 4Wheel of Cheese

Shredded, sliced, cubed, or melty — whatever form cheese comes in, it always tastes delicious.

WIC-approved cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, and sliced American are great to have on hand for entertaining.

Forget the Yule Log — Try a Burrito!

Day 5Juice Up the Holidays

Have a cup of cheer with approved fruit juices from WIC. Whether you’re making a punch or just enjoying a family meal, WIC has your back with these approved juices.


Holiday Punch


  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 quart ginger ale, chilled


  1. Combine apple juice and orange juice concentrate. Mix until well blended.
  2. Pour mix into punch bowl. Add ginger ale. Serve.


Which kind of juice is WIC-approved?

Day 6Meals of Holiday Future

One way to make the holidays a little easier? Prep your meals ahead of time. You can make all your meals on Sunday, stick them in the freezer, and pop them out when it’s time to eat. Or just plan out what you want to make, to take some of the mental work out of the week.

Download this free weekly meal planner to get started.

Download weekly meal planner

Day 7Have Your Holidays Smooth. Have Your Peanut Butter Any Way You Like.

What can’t peanut butter do? It can be a sandwich, round out a sweet, or even dress up a veggie. We know everyone has their personal preferences for peanut butter — that’s why WIC has approved generic: creamy and crunchy.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Frozen Yogurt Bark


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry or raspberry jelly/jam, or finely chopped fresh fruit


  1. Line a baking dish (approx. 10-inch x 10-inch) with parchment paper and pour the yogurt in. Smooth out evenly with a spoon.
  2. Melt the peanut butter in a bowl or mug in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Pour or spoon it onto the yogurt and use a knife to swirl it through.
  3. Next, melt the jelly/jam in the microwave for about 8 seconds. Spoon that onto the yogurt and peanut butter; use a skewer to swirl it around.
  4. Place the dish in the freezer for 4 hours or until frozen solid. Remove and cut into 12 pieces.
  5. The frozen yogurt bark will keep in a freezer bag or container for up to 8 weeks.

Day 8Options They’ll Go Gaga Over

From sweet to savory, WIC-approved baby foods will leave even the smallest members of your family satisfied. Keep an eye on the label to make sure your selections are approved.


Which below are WIC-approved?

Instant inspiration

Start their morning fresh. Mush up a little banana and serve along with rice or oatmeal cereal.

Day 9Make Space for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, it’s good to get a handle on what you’ve got. Now is the time to look at your freezer, fridge, and pantry. Get rid of what’s expired and make sure you’re stocked up on any ingredients you use often during the holidays.

Get creative

Need more space?

Get creative with dishes and save some money by using ingredients before food goes to waste.

Dishes you can get creative with:
  • Pizza
  • Quesadillas
  • Soups

Day 10The Whole Shebang

Why go half when you can have whole? To get the most nutrition out of your holiday meals, try some of these options.

  • 100% whole-wheat bread (generic)
  • 100% whole-wheat or corn tortillas (brands vary)
  • WIC-approved brown rice
  • WIC-approved whole-wheat pasta

Return of the Mac (and Cheese)


What’s your favorite side dish?

Day 11Beans

Not only are beans great in a side or soup during the holiday season, but they’re also an excellent source of fiber! So make sure you’re full of these nutrient-dense options as you’re filling up on holiday cheer.

Winter Bean Soup

Day 12That’s a Wrap!

Why spend money on gift wrapping that’s just going to end up in the trash? There are tons of ways to beautifully wrap gifts with items you already have in your house.

Reduce. Reuse. Reimagine.

  • Small-sized gifts? Try folding in the sides of toilet paper tubes and adding a colorful bow.
  • Unused brown paper bags? Make them festive with a stamp or by adding a bow and a sprig or pine cone you find outside.
  • Cut off the tops of cereal boxes, pinch in the sides, and use a hole puncher to create spaces for ribbons — you’ve got yourself a DIY gift bag!


What is your wrapping style?

Delaware WIC Authorized Food List

Delaware WIC Authorized Food List

Download the Delaware WIC Authorized Food List to make sure all the ingredients that you’re using from the Festival of Food are eligible.