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To make an appointment call If you are sick please wait to make an appointment until you are feeling better! Sub- Home. Why do we need WIC? To provide specific supplemental foods for good health and nutrition during critical times of growth and development.
Foods provided by the program supply calcium, protein, iron, fiber, and vitamins A, D, and C. To emphasize the relationship between proper nutrition and good health, placing special emphasis on the nutritional needs of pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years of age. To assist people who are at nutritional risk in achieving a positive change in food habits, resulting in improved status and in the prevention of nutrition related problems through optimal use of the supplemental foods and other nutritious foods provided.
The Benefits of WIC Reduces miscarriages and get babies off to a healthier start Reduces premature births Increases the birth weight of newborns Decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children Improves the diets of women who are pregnant or have recently given birth Achieves recommended weight gain throughout pregnancy Increases early prenatal care Improves children's diet to make them healthier WIC participation has also been associated with improved intakes of protein, calories and other nutrients in the diets of pregnant women and children.
Improved utilization of immunization services by children has also been found. Who is eligible for WIC? Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently given birth Infants Children up to the age of five.
Who may apply for WIC services for an infant or child? A parent, guardian or proxy.
How can I qualify for WIC benefits? You must live in the state of Oklahoma You must have a family income within program limits if you receive income from a job, you may still qualify You will need to provide proof of identification, income, and address when you come in for your WIC appointment You may be eligible for WIC if you receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF benefits.
What does WIC provide? Quality nutrition and breastfeeding education and counseling Nutritious foods to improve diet and health Breast pumps to mothers who qualify Referrals to health and social services.Housewives looking sex Oklahoma city Oklahoma 73111
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