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Press Release

Release Date: December 04, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

The Chickasaw Nation Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition program (WIC) provides eligible pregnant or postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of 5, a generous food package along with parent encouragement and support in feeding their children. It also helps families improve their diet, get immunizations and health care as well as encourages women to breastfeed.

WIC educators and nutritionists are available to assist mothers and fathers in feeding their families and helping their children grow to their full potential by providing helpful nutrition information and counseling.

Lactation consultants and breastfeeding peer counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to encourage and support breastfeeding moms through daily challenges.

The Chickasaw Nation WIC program serves more than 4,000 Native and non-Native families providing a variety of great tasting, healthy foods and feeding solutions.

A WIC food package includes milk, cheese, yogurt, fruit juice, eggs, cereal, whole grains, canned fish, peanut butter, beans/peas as well as fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. Infant foods are also offered and formula is provided if needed. Enhanced food packages are offered to breastfeeding women.

In the summer months, the participants are eligible for farmers’ market nutrition program checks for the purchase of Oklahoma-grown fresh fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers markets and farm stands throughout the Chickasaw Nation and surrounding areas.

For information on Chickasaw Nation WIC, call (855) 559-0985.