Benton County WIC

Benton County WIC WIC (Women, Infants, Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under 5 years of age.

WIC provides healthy foods at the right time to promote good growth and development. Health/Beauty

Operating as usual

01/13/2022

Welcoming a new baby is a big change, and Family Connects Oregon is here to help!

We have highly trained nurse home visitors who can visit with you and help connect you to community resources, assess your baby’s health and development, and check in on your postpartum health. This is a free and voluntary program, you are welcome to accept or decline the nurse visit.

To learn more, visit: https://pollywogfamily.org/family-connects-oregon/

01/13/2022

Keep canned tomatoes, beans, fruits and vegetables on hand to quickly create meals throughout the week! Try adding canned black beans, chickpeas, Mandarin oranges, beets or other colorful fruits and vegetables to your next salad. Canned soup, broth, pasta and chili can serve up meals with vegetables, grains and protein.​



#quickmealideas

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01/13/2022

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Today, we launched a new website (oregon.gov/positivecovidtest) that includes what to do if you test positive for COVID-19, if you have been exposed, and how to seek resources if you’re isolating at home and need support.

The new COVID-19 Case Support Hotline at 866-917-8881 will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

We're also moving to an "opt-in" model for investigating COVID-19 cases. People can report their positive at-home test result through the online survey linked at oregon.gov/positivecovidtest, or get help completing the survey through the hotline.

While we don't require individuals to report their at-home test results, we highly recommend people to do so, and to let close contacts know about potential exposure. Hospitals, health care providers, labs and local public health authorities are required to report test results.

Today's launch follows an OHA decision to revise our guidelines for investigating COVID-19 cases to focus less on interviewing individual cases and conducting contact tracing, and more on outbreaks in high-risk settings, such as those in congregate care, health care, K-12 education and food chain industries.

To learn more, visit our blog: covidblog.oregon.gov/test-positive-new-website-offers-guidance/

Photos from The Pollywog Family's post
01/12/2022

Photos from The Pollywog Family's post

01/12/2022

Quick tip: Enjoying dark leafy greens this winter? To keep fresh for longer in the fridge, wrap in a paper towel or clean dish towel. If they still need to be brought back to life - give them a quick bath in ice water and pat dry.​



#foodstorage #kitchenhacks

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01/12/2022

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Do you have health coverage for 2022? Make sure you’re getting the most savings by visiting OregonHealthCare.gov before it’s too late!

You can sign up or change health plans by Saturday, Jan. 15. Get started by visiting OregonHealthCare.gov or calling 855-268-3767 (toll-free) to find free, local help.

01/12/2022

The next scheduled Monroe Vaccination Events are Wednesday, January 12 and February 2, 2022 at Monroe High School. For more information on the events check out the attached image! Note: Just confirmed with the Benton County Health Department, the booster is also included with these vaccination events!

01/12/2022

The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented need for benefits like medical, food, cash and child care assistance. We are working through applications as quickly as possible, but some are taking longer than we’d like. We understand how important these services are. That’s why we wanted to offer you some tips on how to make your application experience as smooth as possible.

If your application status is listed as pending, do not submit another application. Multiple applications for one household clog the system and make wait times longer for everyone.

#ONEtipTuesday

Photos from The Pollywog Family's post
01/11/2022

Photos from The Pollywog Family's post

Photos from Benton County Health Department's post
01/11/2022

Photos from Benton County Health Department's post

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01/11/2022

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Baby on the brain? Pay your doc a visit! Creating a treatment plan for your health condition before getting pregnant can help keep you & your developing baby healthy.

#HealthCommunitiesHealthyBabies #BAAM

01/11/2022

By 4 years old, your kids may want to start taking on more responsibility. Remember to start simple. Make recipes with just a few steps until you learn what each child can do.​



https://cookingmatters.org/tips/#kids-in-the-kitchen​



#kidsinthekitchen #familymealtime

01/11/2022

Your child is at a much higher risk for COVID today than early in the pandemic, but a vaccine can help protect them.

Everyone 5 or older is eligible for a COVID vaccine. Find vaccines for you and your child at vaccines.gov.

Photos from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)'s post
01/11/2022

Photos from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)'s post

01/11/2022

Are you familiar with Senate Bill 554, which was updated on September 25, 2021? If you're a gun owner, please read over the below summary of this new law.

If you do not have a gun lock, please contact us. We provide free locks at our Concealed Handgun License Office from Project ChildSafe, which you may pick up during our regular business hours.

SB 554 regarding possession, storage, and transfer of fi****ms is in effect now. If a firearm is not in your immediate control or custody, it must be in a locked container, a gun room, or be secured by a cable or trigger lock. There is a substantial civil liability if someone accesses and unlawfully uses a firearm and it was not stored, transferred, or kept secure as required by this law. It also requires that a person report loss or theft of a firearm to an LE agency as soon as practical but not more than 72 hours after they knew or should have known of the firearm loss or theft, and imposes civil liability for failure to timely report.

For more details, please visit https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/sb554/Enrolled

Urgent Care & Same-Day Care
01/11/2022
Urgent Care & Same-Day Care

Urgent Care & Same-Day Care

Samaritan Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics offer top-quality medical care when you need it. We are here for you when you need care now. See our locations and hours.

01/10/2022

Parents: Learn the steps you can take to protect your family against flu this winter. In addition to getting everyone 6 months and older in your family a flu vaccine, be sure to wash hands often and stay home when sick. More: bit.ly/32OT3M9.

01/09/2022

Having #COVID19 should not prevent you from having close contact with your baby. 👶🏻👶🏼👶🏽👶🏾👶

Early and exclusive breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact is critical for the baby’s health, especially for babies born early or small.

#EveryNewborn
#SkintoSkin
#KMC

01/09/2022

Do you know if there is lead in your home?

Many homes built before 1978 contain lead paint. When lead paint gets old, it can peel or flake. In Oregon, about 54% of homes and apartments were built before 1980. Test kits from your hardware store can tell you if there is lead in painted surfaces.

Learn more: epa.gov/lead/lead-test-kits

01/07/2022

In-person Philomath Baby Class starting January 11th!
Adult & child class for newborns to “not yet confident’ walkers. This active participation class provides information, activities, songs, and games focused on supporting children’s development.

Register by contacting the Strengthening Rural Families office at 541-929-2535 or [email protected]

01/07/2022

Your 3-year-old may be very active and curious. Put those enthusiastic little hands to good use by teaching them cooking skills that they will use for a lifetime.​

https://youtu.be/50sck7JxaZw​


#cookingmatters #toddlercooking

01/07/2022

Leche League Willamette Valley hosts two *free* online meetings per month for those who want virtual lactation encouragement and support.

You must be a member of the private Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/lllwillamettevalley/) to attend meetings and talk with other parents, but new members are always welcome (it’s free)! You can see the listing of meetings and events on the public page (https://www.facebook.com/LLLWillametteValley).

What happens at a La Leche League meeting? www.llli.org/la-leche-league-meetings/

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01/06/2022

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While many foods that include wheat flour are fortified with folic acid in the United States, other common staple foods like corn masa flour, are usually not fortified. No matter your diet, make sure to take 400 mcg of #FolicAcid daily. #HealthyCommunitiesHealthyBabies #BAAM

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/faqs/faqs-fortification.html

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01/06/2022

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As COVID-19 continues to surge at record levels and affects our loved ones in Oregon and around the world, we know there’s a lot going on right now.

Times of uncertainty can bring about feelings of fear and worry. These are normal feelings. If you want someone to talk to, call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP), which offers free, 24-7 emotional support. You can also visit safestrongoregon.org for more mental health resources.

01/05/2022

Cooking with kids can happen at any age! Help kids develop a love of healthy foods by teaching them to create meals with you. Check out our website for more Kids in the Kitchen tips,​

https://cookingmatters.org/tips/#kids-in-the-kitchen​



#cookingmatters #cookingwithkids

01/05/2022

The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented need for benefits like medical, food, cash and child care assistance. We are working through applications as quickly as possible, but some are taking longer than we’d like. We understand how important these services are. That’s why we wanted to offer you some tips on how to make your application experience as smooth as possible.

If you applied for medical, food, cash or childcare assistance using the ONE online application, you can check your application status at one.oregon.gov instead of calling the ONE Customer Service Center.

#ONEtipTuesday

Oregon Health Authority

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01/04/2022

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You’re never alone, mama 💙

#Repost Thank you, Breastfeeding Basics

#OregonWIC #WIC #WICBreastfeedingServices

01/04/2022

Flu Qs:

Q: What is the standard recommendation for who should get the flu vaccine?

A: Anyone ages 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine, particularly those who are very young, very old, or have other chronic conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes. In addition, pregnant women should get vaccinated since children younger than 6 months can’t get the flu vaccine. Also, when a pregnant woman gets the vaccine, it means she not only avoids serious complications during pregnancy, but she also transmits precious flu antibodies to her unborn child. This year, the CDC says it’s very important from pregnant women to get both a flu and COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their unborn child.

Get more questions answered here: https://bit.ly/3qH7Pi7

01/04/2022

More good news for WIC families! The increased cash value benefits for fruit and vegetable purchases has been extended through March 2022! Benefits can be spent on fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits and veggies. Learn more here: https://ebtshopper.com/banners/wic-cvb-increase-fall/



#wicworks

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01/04/2022

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On Wednesday January 5, join us on Zoom for a special Baby Storytime! This 20-minute storytime is adapted for babies ages 0-12 months and their needs. Staff will introduce infants to reading short stories and lead parents and caregivers in early literacy activities they can do with their baby. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link, so head to our library calendar to register now: bit.ly/BabyStorytimeJan

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01/03/2022

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About half of U.S. pregnancies are unplanned. This is why individuals who can become pregnant should consume 400 mcg of folic acid daily to prevent certain birth anomalies. #HealthyCommunitiesHealthyBabies #BAAM
https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/folic-acid

Photos from Asian Health & Service Center's post
01/03/2022

Photos from Asian Health & Service Center's post

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12/27/2021

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City facilities are available as warming centers during regular business hours.
• Corvallis-Benton County Public Library – 645 NW Monroe Ave.
Open at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday, Sundays at 1 p.m.
• C3 Corvallis Community Center – 2601 NW Tyler Ave.
Open at 8 a.m. daily
• Osborn Aquatic Center – 1940 NW Highland Ave.
Open weekdays at 5:30 a.m., Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Sundays at 1 p.m.

Additional local resources for people in need can be accessed through Community Services Consortium: https://communityservices.us/

Address

530 NW 27th Street
Corvallis, OR
97330

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 6:30pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 3pm

Telephone

(541) 766-6835

Products

-Monthly vouchers for specific nutritious foods
-Nutrition and Physical activity education and counseling (individual and group classes)
-Breast pumps (in specific circumstances)
-Breastfeeding Education and support
-Individual growth and health assessments
-Summer farmer’s market coupons for fruits and vegetables
-Referrals to other health programs like immunization, prenatal, and other social service programs

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