WIC Nutrition Program Expands Food Choices - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

WIC Nutrition Program Expands Food Choices

Posted: Updated:
WIC serves about 102,000 people in Oklahoma. WIC serves about 102,000 people in Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- People enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program in Oklahoma are now able to obtain healthier foods under the federal voucher and education program.

Federal, state and tribal officials visited a Homeland grocery store Wednesday to tout the changes to the low-income program, which has about 102,000 people enrolled in Oklahoma. 

Among the foods that now can be obtained using the WIC program are fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables and whole grain options such as bread, brown rice or soft corn or whole wheat tortillas.

The state WIC program also has coordinated with nine American Indian tribes that also offer WIC programs to develop the same food card, which state Department of Health officials say will help grocers.

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.