Providing supplemental foods, health referrals and social services along with nutrition education, and breastfeeding education and support.
WCD WIC Program is soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Input is needed for development of the State Plan of Program Operations for the 2022 Federal Fiscal Year. These comments must be received by August 1, 2021.
WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to age 5, who are determined to be at nutritional risk and whose income is at or below 185% of the poverty level. The WCD WIC program currently serves over 4,000 women, infants, and children throughout the multi county area.
A priority for the program is to make sure pregnant women understand the importance of adequate nutrition throughout their pregnancy. The WIC Program encourages and supports breastfeeding by providing a wide range of breastfeeding services and support activities to expectant and new mothers.
Comments regarding the WCD WIC program may be mailed to Carol Jared, Director, P.O. Box 247, Anadarko, OK 73005, or phone 405.247.2533 or toll free 800.492.3942.
For more information about receiving WIC program services, call 800.492.3942 or Cynthia Marcum at 405.247.2533.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
More fruits and veggies coming soon to your WIC benefits. Starting with June, women and children get a temporary increase to $35 per month for 4 months. CANNED fruits and veggies will be added to help you stock up. Use your WIC app to scan the UPC to check if an item is allowable. Be sure to redeem your full higher amount each month
Effective 03/25/20, WCD WIC will serve all participants via telephone. WE ARE NOT CLOSING and YOUR BENEFITS WILL NOT END. We are taking COVID-19 precautionary measures to protect your family and our staff. Until further notice, we will be closed to ‘in person’ appointments. Any questions, please call (800) 492.3942 and THANK YOU for choosing WCD WIC.
WIC is a USDA Food and Nutrition Service that is federally funded and provides supplemental nutritious foods, referrals to health and social services, nutrition education, and breastfeeding education and support.
Women and children receive benefits for the purchase of nutritious foods including milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, beans, peanut butter, whole grain bread, rice, pasta or tortillas, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables.
Infants receive benefits for the purchase of infant cereal, baby fruits and vegetables and infant formula if not breastfed.
Foods must meet strict nutritional standards based on current research to be included in the WIC food package. These foods contain many important vitamins and nutrients like iron, calcium, protein, vitamin C and fiber.