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Jackson County Health Department
The goal of WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program is to give our children the best possible start in life. This is done by providing nutrition education, breast feeding support, healthy foods, and health care referrals during the critical stages of fetal and childhood development. It is a nutrition education and supplemental food program for pregnant, breast-feeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to five years of age.
Contact to OSDH WIC web site: WIC
WIC Food Card - Card
National USDA WIC site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/
Who is eligible for WIC?
Will I qualify for WIC benefits?
You might qualify if you:
Examples of typical WIC foods:
Exception Request for Formula/Food
WIC provides supplemental infant formula. A WIC formula contract is required by the USDA and infants on standard milk-based or soy-based formula must be issued a contract formula. Oklahoma WIC currently has a contract with Gerber Good Start brand infant formulas. If your infant or child requires a medical formula, his or her healthcare provider may request that WIC make an exception by completing an Exception Request for Formula/Food. Formula exceptions are not guaranteed. Each one is considered on an individual basis and approval is dependent on funding. Formulas may not be issued solely for the purpose of enhancing nutrient intake or managing body weight and are not authorized for a non-specific formula or food intolerance.
Breast Feeding Information and Support
The Oklahoma State Department of Health views breastfeeding as the normal way of feeding babies. Breastfeeding helps babies get the best start in life. It helps children reach their full potential for health and growth. Mothers everywhere have found that breastfeeding can work. JCHD offers nursing advice that can help breastfeeding moms be successful.
For those who wish to breast feed, breast pumps will be issued, if available, and you meet requirements.
For questions please call (580) 482-7308.
USDA, OSDH, and JCHD are equal opportunity providers and employers.
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