Comments on WIC State Plan Requested

WCD (Wichita, Caddo and Delaware) WIC Program is soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  Public input is needed for the State Plan of program operations for the 2018 fiscal year.  All comments must be received before August 1, 2017.

WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program for low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years of age.  Eligibility is determined by nutritional risk and incomes that fall below 185 percent of the poverty level. There are approximately 113,031 Oklahomans participating in the WIC Program statewide each month.

A priority for the program is to make sure pregnant women understand the importance of adequate nutrition throughout their pregnancy and that mothers with young children have the basic nutritional knowledge necessary to assure their children proper nutrition intake. WIC Programs encourage and supports breastfeeding by providing a wide range of breastfeeding services and support activities to expectant and new mothers. WIC is a “gateway to the health care and social service systems”, which enables more comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention in the WIC population.

Individuals with comments regarding the WIC Program should contact: WCD-WIC Program, ATT: Carol Jared, Program Director, P.O. Box 247, Anadarko, OK. 73005 or phone 1.405.247.2533 ext 6.  Email: cjared@wcdwic.org

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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