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WIC

(Women, Infants and Children)

 

What is WIC?

 

WIC  is a federally funded program administrated 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 during pregnancy

Increase early prenatal care

Improve children's diets to make them healthier

 

What does WIC provide?

Nutrition and breasts feeding education and counselling


Benefits to purchase foods such as: milk, juice, cheese, cereal, beans, eggs, peanut butter,

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 age of 5

 

Who may apply for WIC services for a 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 in 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 Latimer County at (918) 465-4956


 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

For more information visit: WIC Works

 

 

 

 

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