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The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 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 WIC program in Pottawatomie County is to give our children the best possible start in life. In order to achieve this goal, WIC provides nutrition education, healthy foods, breast feeding support, and health care referrals.
Some of the documented benefits of the WIC program include:
The WIC program provides specific supplemental foods for good health and nutrition during critical times of growth and development. Foods provided by this program are high in calcium, protein, iron, and vitamins A, D, and C. Examples of these foods included milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, juices, beans, and peanut butter.
The WIC program at the Pottawatomie County Health Department offers nutrition education at no cost for pregnant and breast feeding women, infants and children under the age of five.
Specific nutrition education are provided on the following topics:
Who is eligible for WIC services?
Who may apply for WIC services for a child?
How do I receive WIC benefits?
How do I apply for WIC?
Call (405) 273-2157 and ask for WIC services.
What information will I need to provide the WIC clinic for an appointment?
What information I will need to provide the WIC clinic at appointment day?
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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