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FOR RELEASE: June 21, 2001
CONTACT: Pam Williams
405/271-5601

Oklahoma WIC Program Food Package Changes

Oklahoma families who receive nutrition services through the WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) will soon have new choices regarding their food package for breakfast cereals.

Effective July 1, the Oklahoma WIC Service is adding four additional cereals to its food package. The cereals are General Mills Cheerios (15 oz.), General Mills Kix (13 oz.), Post Bran Flakes (16 oz.) and Kellogg's Original Frosted Mini-Wheats (20.4 oz.). Participants will also be able to choose large eggs instead of medium eggs (medium allowed if large not available).

Oklahoma's WIC Program is administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and currently serves 90,000 Oklahomans. The program provides pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and health care referrals during the critical stages of growth and development. The program also teaches participants to make healthy choices in their food prescriptions. The program's food package expansion will allow it to offer 92 cold cereals and 9 hot cereals.

To learn more about WIC services, contact your local county health department or call this toll-free number for information regarding eligibility requirements: 1-888-655-2942.

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