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Food awards through “Women, Infants and Children” now has openings in Lincoln County

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Lincoln County Health and Human Services currently has 60 openings available for WIC a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children.

Two Walk-in WIC Clinics are available in September (No appointment needed.)

Saturday, Sept 17, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the School Based Health Center, Waldport High School
Saturday, Sept 24, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Siletz Community Health Clinic in Siletz

This nutrition education program helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them. WIC staff can provide answers nutrition questions, provide breastfeeding help and breast pumps for moms who need them, help getting other services, information on how to feed children, prenatal care, and much more.

The WIC program also provides vouchers to buy foods that helps keep people healthy and strong such as: milk, cheese, eggs, dried beans or peas, fruits and vegetables, baby food, fruit juice, peanut butter, cereal, whole wheat bread, corn tortillas or brown rice and canned tuna. The program includes extra foods for moms who are breastfeeding (who don’t get formula from WIC) and infant formula for moms who are not breastfeeding.

People are eligible if they meet all of the following: (1) live in Oregon, (2) are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, (3) an infant or a child under 5 years old (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children,) (6) have a nutritional need and (7) have a household income that is less than or equal to the guidelines below:

Household sizes that are eligible: person of 1 cannot have a paycheck that averages above $1,675 per month. Families of two people cannot make over $2,268 a month. Families of three $2,857 a month. families of four cannot make more than $3,446. A family of five cannot exceed $4,035 and a family of six cannot exceed $4,624.

Call the Lincoln County Health and Human Services WIC program at 541-265-4163 to make an appointment at the Newport or Lincoln City office. Staff will explain what to bring to the appointment. At the appointment, WIC staff will: review health history, evaluate diet, determine eligibility, answer questions about nutrition, help people find more services, provide vouchers to buy healthy foods and work with people to help them reach their nutrition goals.

Women who are on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care.
Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates. Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, and visit their doctors regularly.

Come to a Walk-in WIC Clinic in September (No appointment needed.)

Saturday, Sept 17, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the School Based Health Center, Waldport High School
Saturday, Sept 24, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Siletz Community Health Clinic in Siletz

WIC Vouchers are Acceptable at These Locations

Farmers Markets in Newport & Lincoln City, Rite Aid Newport & Lincoln City, Rays, Waldport & Yachats, Price N Pride, Lincoln City and Noels Market, Siletz, Safeway in both Newport and Lincoln City, Lincoln Beach Sentry in Depoe Bay, Kennys IGA in Lincoln City, JC Market in Newport, JC Thriftway in Toledo, Fred Meyer in Newport, Walgreens in Lincoln City, Rain Forest Mushroom Company in Eddyville, Pioneer Mountain Farms in Toledo, Blue Heron Farm in Waldport and The Salad Farm in Scio.

For more information on media release contact:

Amanda Claxton
WIC Coordinator
Health & Human Services
Phone:541-265-0402
AClaxton@co.lincoln.or.us

 

 

 

 

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