Inter-Tribal WIC

Inter-Tribal WIC A supplemental nutrition program providing nutrition education and breastfeeding support to families in NE Oklahoma, SW Missouri and SE Kansas.
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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutritional program for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, postpartum mothers, infants and children up to the age of five. These are critical times for growth and development, when proper nutrition is especially important in order to prevent health problems. The purpose of WIC is to provide supplemental foods high in protein, vitamins, and minerals (particularly vitamin C and iron to prevent anemia); which will help increase birth weight of infants and to permit maximum mental and physical development. These foods have been carefully selected and are individually prescribed to meet the participant’s nutrition needs. WIC also refers participants to health and social service programs and gives nutrition education lessons on good eating habits to help the ITC WIC Program build healthy families through good nutrition. ITC WIC nutrition education goals are to assist the participant who is at nutritional risk to achieve a positive change in food eating habits resulting in an improved health status and to prevent nutrition related problems. Infants whose mothers participate in WIC weigh more when they are born and have fewer health problems than infants whose mothers did not participate. Children who participate in WIC are less likely to have anemia than children who don’t participate. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds WIC, which is run by the Inter-Tribal Council of Oklahoma. The ITC WIC Program is administered at the local clinic level by ITC WIC paraprofessionals located at the Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. Eligibility for the ITC WIC Program is based on income and nutritional risk. Applicants for the program must meet income criteria, set by the USDA, and/or be determined a nutritional risk by a health care professional. Risk criteria include anemia, poor growth, medical conditions related to nutrition, low birth weight, and inadequate dietary intake. WIC is different from food stamps because participants can only buy the types and quantities of foods shown on their food instrument benefit or their cash value benefit. They can’t buy things like soda pop, candy or potato chips. Also, WIC participants can only use their food instrument benefits or their cash value benefit at stores that have a signed Vendor Agreement with the ITC WIC Program. The vendor and cashiers who sell the ITC WIC authorized foods are essential because they help to improve the nutritional status of a member of their community.

Mission: To safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

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Struggling to provide healthy food for your young child during the COVID-19 crisis? If you or another member of your family has lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for nutritional and breastfeeding support from WIC!

Most states are now enrolling new WIC participants over the phone so people do not have to enter the clinic. Please visit signupwic.com to find the phone number for your local clinic.

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WIC is here for you during the COVID-19 outbreak. Call your local clinic to find out how to renew your benefits online or over the phone. You can also get breastfeeding advice, nutrition counseling, referrals, and other WIC services remotely. #BreastfeedingBuzz

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Are you seeking up-to-date breastfeeding guidance during this pandemic? Check out our newly updated fact sheet: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and COVID-19 Guidance. #BreastfeedingBuzz

Find the complete document here:https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/factsheet_breastfeeding-and-covid-19-04.16.20.pdf

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If you know someone that recently lost their job, have them give us a call. Their family may qualify for our program. 918-919-4050

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WIC Approved Food Card Update
Effective April 8th 2020
The ITC WIC Program is pleased to announce new additions to the WIC Approved Food Card. Please take a moment to note the new WIC food items approved effective April 8th 2020.


Brown Eggs:  Added – Medium and Large Brown Eggs, Dozen (No Organic).
Block Cheese:  Added – New sizes added 8oz and 32oz (in addition to 16oz).
Shredded Cheese:  Added – Sizes 8oz, 16oz, and 32oz. (No Italian, Mexican, or Taco Blends)

04/02/2020

ITC WIC continues to serve our participants remotely via telephone. You will be contacted the day of your scheduled appointment. If you need to schedule or reschedule an appointment, please call our office 918-919-4050. Please leave a detailed message if there is no answer and we will return your call during normal business hours. WE ARE NOT CLOSING AND YOUR BENEFITS WILL NOT END!

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Miami Good Neighbor Project

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You can help others, or request help for yourself or others on the Miami Good Neighbor page. It is open to any resident in need during the Covid-19 quarantine.

We are here to help the people of our community with basic needs. From food to hygiene product to simply lending an ear, we are dedicated to our community.

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Empty grocery shelves are a common sight right now. If you are not a WIC participant—and are not eligible for WIC benefits—please reconsider purchasing foods with a WIC-approved label next to the price. These foods are approved for WIC participants who must follow set guidelines for the foods (including brands and sizes) that they can purchase with their WIC benefits. Please be respectful of the needs of your neighbor. #WICStrong #InThisTogether

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In case you missed it: Check out this one-pager we created, which lays out CDC's guidance related to breastfeeding and COVID-19. #BreastfeedingBuzz
https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/covid_bf_3_18_2020.pdf

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National WIC Association

You may have heard through social media that WIC is calling participants in certain states to say that participants should use the remaining benefits on their EBT cards by a certain date because WIC will be sending out new cards with additional benefits to be used during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is true that in some cities and counties, participants will be receiving EBT cards in the mail with additional benefits so that they do not have to come into the WIC clinic to load new benefits on their current EBT cards. However, the cards that states are sending out are regular EBT cards, not emergency EBT cards.

Address

21 N Eight Tribes Trl
Miami, OK
74354

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:30
Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(918) 919-4050

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