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The Atoka County Maternal and Child Health Service is focused on protecting and promoting the health of Atoka County’s women, children, and families by assessing health status, establishing evidence-based priorities and providing leadership to assure the availability of individual, family and population-based services.
These services include:
Measurement of growth and development
WIC (Women, Infant and Children)
The Women, Infants and Children program is a federally funded nutrition program for pregnant, postpartum, breast feeding women, infants and children from birth to five years of age. The goal of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Atoka County is to prevent malnutrition by providing special packages of nutritious food, supplemented with nutrition education materials and referrals for additional health care.
Who is eligible for WIC Services?
Who may apply for WIC services?
What do I do to qualify for WIC benefits?
What does WIC provide?
Breastfeeding is best!
Breast milk is the best food for babies. Breastfeeding gives babies the best start in life. The WIC program encourages women to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding mothers receive additional foods. If you are breastfeeding only, you will receive canned tuna, fresh or frozen carrots and peanut butter in addition to your other WIC foods.
Breastfeeding also builds a special closeness between you and your baby that will last a lifetime.
For more information on WIC and how to apply for WIC benefits or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Atoka County Health Department
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