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​Farmers’ Market Checks for WIC Participants

Date: July 27, 2018

The Chickasaw Nation WIC program is a non-discriminatory program that provides pregnant or postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five nutritious foods at no charge. WIC educators and nutritionists provide helpful nutrition information and counseling to moms and families. 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.

WIC food packages have been updated to provide families a wide variety of foods, including: infant foods, infant cereals, adult iron-fortified cereals, milk, low-fat chocolate milk, fruit or veggie juices, eggs, cheese, peanut butter, dried or canned beans, soy based beverages, tofu, fresh fruits and veggies, whole wheat bread and other whole grain options.

In addition to regular WIC benefits, the Chickasaw Nation WIC Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides $30 in checks to all eligible WIC participants who are six months and older for the purchase of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Produce can be purchased from authorized farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout the Chickasaw Nation during the Oklahoma growing season, usually May through November. Eligible participants can receive this one-time benefit at any time during the months of May through September.

Checks are distributed once each year starting in May and expire in November.

Who qualifies?

For information on how Chickasaw Nation WIC can benefit you, call (855) 559-0985.

Last Updated: 07/31/2018