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Aug. 17, 2009

Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
Oklahoma State Department of Health
405/271-5601

Patricia Mancha
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Office: (214) 290-9802
Cell: (214) 288-1010

USDA and Oklahoma State Department of Health Roll Out
New Food Package for Women, Infants and Children

WHAT:           
Secretary Kevin Concannon joins Oklahoma as they roll out an improved selection of foods for WIC clients ahead of the national deadline. State and tribal officials worked together to determine a consistent food package for all Oklahoma WIC clients.

WHO:
Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary, USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
Dr. Edd D. Rhoades, Oklahoma Deputy Commissioner of Health and State Health Officer
Terry Bryce, Oklahoma State WIC Director
Al McAffrey, State Representative for OKC, District 88
Claudene Williams, WIC Director, Choctaw Nation
WIC clients and children

WHEN:  
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.            
                                      
WHERE:
Homeland grocery store
9225 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
(405) 751-7351

The WIC food packages are changing to better meet the nutritional needs of WIC participants. The new food packages align with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Oklahoma WIC:  http://wic.health.ok.gov

 

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