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Press Release

Release Date: August 12, 2020

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



The Chickasaw Nation is soliciting 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 2021 fiscal year. These comments must be received by Oct. 1, 2020.

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 5, who are determined to be at nutritional risk and whose income is at or below 185% of the poverty level. The Chickasaw Nation WIC program currently serves over 4,000 women, infants and children throughout the 13-county area.

Comments regarding the WIC program may be mailed to Melinda Newport, Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietician, director, WIC/child nutrition, Chickasaw Nation, P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821, 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.