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WIC Pregnant Mother

(Women, Infants, and Children)

What is WIC?

WIC is a federally funded program administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health that provides nutrition education and supplemental food for those who qualify.

Studies show WIC helps:

  • Reduce miscarriages and get babies off to a healthier start
  • Reduce premature births
  • Increase the birth weight of newborns
  • Decrease the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children
  • Improve the diets of women who are pregnant or have recently given birth
  • Achieve recommended weight gain throughout pregnancy
  • Increase early prenatal care
  • Improve children's diets to make them healthier

What does WIC provide?

-Nutrition and breastfeeding education and counseling

-Checks to purchase foods such as: milk, juice, cheese, cereal, beans, eggs, peanut butter, tuna, carrots, or infant formula

-Breast pumps for mothers who qualify

-Referrals to health and social services

Who is eligible for WIC?

-Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently given birth

-Infants

-Children up to the age of 5

Who may apply for WIC services for an infant or child?

-Parent, Guardian, or proxy

How can I qualify for WIC benefits?

-Live in the state of Oklahoma

-Have a family income within program limits

-You will need to provide proof of identification, income, and address when you come for your WIC appointment

-You may be eligible for WIC if you receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF benefits

How do I apply for WIC?

-Call the WIC clinic in Bryan County at (580) 924-4285.

** This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. **

For more information visit:  WIC Works

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