Press Release

Release Date: July 27, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



The Chickasaw Nation is requesting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  Input is needed for development of the state plan of operation for the 2018 fiscal year.  These comments must be received by August 10, 2017.

WIC is a federally-funded nutrition, education and supplemental food program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to age five, who are determined to be at nutritional risk and whose income falls below 185 percent of the poverty level.  The Chickasaw Nation WIC program currently serves over 4000 women, infants and children throughout the 13-county area.

Comments regarding the WIC program may be mailed to Melinda Newport, RD/LD, Director, WIC/Child Nutrition, Chickasaw Nation, P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74820, or phone (580) 436-7255 or toll free (855) 559-0985.

For more information about receiving WIC program services, call (855) 559-0985 or Debi Tipton at (580) 310-6420.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016