Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Through The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Recently the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) released a report on Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use. It includes best practices and recommendations for improving WIC programs.
In Oklahoma, WIC is administered through 10 programs. For convenience, WIC applicants can choose the nearest WIC location or the program of preference. All WIC programs are open to Native and Non-Native participants.
Click on any of the Oklahoma WIC Programs below to learn more:
- Oklahoma State Department of Health
- Cherokee Nation
- Chickasaw Nation
- Choctaw Nation
- Citizen Potawatomi Nation
- Inter Tribal Council of Oklahoma
- Muscogee (Creek) Nation
- Osage Nation – Call 1-800-460-1006
- The Otoe-Missouria Tribe
U.S. Department of Agriculture supports the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which was established by Congress in 1992, to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets.