Providing supplemental foods, health referrals and social services along with nutrition education, and breastfeeding education and support.
WCD WIC Program Seeks Comments
Release Date: 07/02/2020
The WCD WIC Program is soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Input is needed for development of the state plan of operation for the 2021 fiscal year. These comments must be received by August 1, 2020.
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 five, who are determined to be at nutritional risk and whose income falls below 185 percent of the poverty level. The WCD WIC program currently serves over 3600 women, infants and children throughout several counties in Oklahoma.
Comments regarding the WIC program may be mailed to Carol Jared, Director, WCD WIC Program, 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 (405) 247.2533 or (800) 492.3942.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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 (8000 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.