Wic whole wheat bread all has high fructose corn syrup
I just got back from the grocery store to use some of my WIC checks. Apparently WIC changed the rules for the bread. Instead if any kind of 100% whole wheat bread, they specify certain brands including store, Bimbo, Sara Lee, Wonder, and Roman Meal. All of those breads contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. I though WIC was about eating healthy foods. Hypocritically, they are limiting customers to unhealthy bread choices.
Thank you for your comment and interest in the WIC program. If you are looking for some breads that do not contain the high fructose corn syrup on the Arizona WIC food list, you will be happy to know the Bimbo 100% Whole Wheat Bread, as well as some store brands such as Bashas’ 100% Whole Wheat Bakery Bread and Fry’s 100% Whole Wheat Bread do not contain high fructose corn syrup.
If you would like to search for where the Bimbo 100% Whole Wheat Bread is in your area, they have a zip code search on their website here: http://www.bimbobread.com/Products/100-Whole-Wheat/Default.aspx that may be helpful.
The WIC approved brands selected for the Arizona WIC Food List were chosen based off those most available in stores meeting WIC requirements. The 16 oz size was chosen to help participants receive the maximum number of ounces WIC could provide them for grains.
Your feedback is appreciated. Thanks again for your interest in our program.