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The WIC Program in Okfuskee County provides specific supplemental foods for good health and nutrition during critical times of growth and development. Foods provided by the program supply calcium, protein, iron, and vitamins A, D, and C.
WIC provides nutrition education to participants at no cost. Nutrition education is designed to be easily understood by participants and to bear a practical relation ship to participant nutritional needs, household situations, and cultural preferences.
Documented benefits of WIC include:
WIC participation has also been associated with improved intakes of protein, calories and other nutrients which often are inadequate in the diets of low income pregnant women and children. Improved utilization of immunization services by children has also been found.
Who is eligible for WIC?
Who may apply for WIC services for a child?
What do I do to qualify for WIC benefits?
What does WIC provide?
How do I apply for WIC?
WIC is by appointment only. Clinics are scheduled on Monday through Friday
Call the Okfuskee County Health Department at (918) 623-1800 for an appointment.
What information will I need to provide the WIC clinic?
You will need to furnish name, address, birth date, etc. for the person you wish to enroll.
You will also need to furnish the amount of your family income.
What will happen at my WIC appointment?
Your WIC professional will ask for a brief health and eating history. You will receive a weight and height check along with a finger stick test. You will learn how WIC foods will help you and your child.
When will I receive WIC foods?
If you are eligible, you will receive your WIC checks on the day of your appointment and can go directly to the grocery store.
For more information visit: WIC
**This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.**
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