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WIC Program
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After 30 years, the federal Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program has revised its food package to reflect current nutrition standards, cultural realities and available food choices.  The Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (FSIP) WIC program is excited about implementing these improvements and is preparing to educate WIC participants about them.  The new food package includes most of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations and is consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics infant feeding guidelines.

The FSIP WIC program will implement the new food package by October 1, 2009.  The new food package will include a variety of new choices. 

The new foods that will be distributed by WIC were chosen because they provide specific nutrients to aid in proper growth and development.  In addition to improving the choices of foods for the culturally diverse FSIP WIC population, the food changes are intended to reinforce WIC’s current nutrition education goals:

  • Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Increase the consumption of whole grains.
  • Lower fat in the diet.
  • Promote and support breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant nutrition.

 If you would like more information about the new food package please call FSIP WIC program (505) 771-5387.

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Introduction 
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC helps pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women. We also help children younger than 5. WIC offers: 

  • Helpful nutrition information for you and your family
  • Breastfeeding advice and support
  • Healthy foods
  • Help finding other health and medical services

Eligibility for WIC is determined by checking income and nutritional status. To apply for WIC, call (505) 771-5387.

Breastfeeding Information 

G
ood nutrition is important throughout our lives.  It is especially important during infancy and childhood because of its effect on growth and development.  Breastmilk is good nutrition.  It protects your baby from illness and infection and promotes his brain development.  Many of the important ingredients in breastmilk are not found in artificial baby milk.

Breastmilk is very easily digested and changes daily to meet your baby's nutritional needs.  It also helps in other ways.  Breastfeeding creates a close emotional bond between you and your baby.  It improves your baby's oral and facial development.  And it lowers your risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis later in life.

By breastfeeding, you are doing something that only you can do for your baby.

Congratulations on giving your baby the best!

Breastfeeding is encouraged and supported as the natural and best method of infant feeding for every mother and baby.  FSIP WIC program offers Prenatal Education and provides help to all new mothers to make an informed feeding choice after delivery.  Our WIC program also offers free services of a Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are provided.  Along with breastfeeding counseling we offer manual or electric pumps for mothers returning to work, school etc.  Breastfeeding mothers receive an enhanced food package as well as an extended eligibility for program benefits.   

Eligibility 

Eligibility for WIC is determined by income and nutritional status.
 


To apply for WIC please call (505) 771-5387 or 86. 

Authorized Food for Infants 

Infant Formula 

Contact Formula
Other formulas are authorized only with physician’s prescription

Infants 6-12 months

Juice
12oz frozen 100% fruit juice

Infant Cereal
Rice, Oatmeal, Barely and Mixed grain 

Authorized Foods for Infants and Children 

*Remember always purchase least expensive brand

Milk
Whole milk (12-24 months only)
2%, 1%, or skim milk (all over age of 2) *Note: No chocolate milk or goat’s milk

The following may be issued ONLY if prescribed by Dietician and listed on face of check
Reduced Lactose
Lactaid
Dairy Ease

Eggs
Grade A or grade AA; large, medium or small

Cheese
1 pound block, unsliced domestic brands.  Low fat allowed.

Cheddar                     Monterey Jack        Colby
Colby Jack                 Mozzarella

*Note: No deli cheese, no processed cheese, whips or spreads: no shredded, grated or smoked cheese 

Cereal
Any combination up to 36 ounces: no single serving size.

Cold Cereals

Cheerios (plain or multi grain)
Kelloggs Frosted Mini Wheats
Post Bran Flakes
Kix (plain)
Wheaties
Grape Nuts
Grape Nuts Flakes
Wheat Chex
Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey or Almond
Crispix
Life
Quaker Oatmeal Squares
Quaker Frosted Shredded Wheat

* Check yellow brochure for update cereal list

Hot Cereal
Malt-O-Meal –Original 2 ½ minute
Cream of Wheat- Instant

Juices

Only 100% Unsweetened juice in 12 oz frozen concentrate
Apple- Seneca brand ONLY (red label)
Pineapple-Dole brand ONLY
White Grape – Welch’s brand
Grape – Welch’s brand (dark purple label only)
Any brand of the following:
Orange
Grapefruit
Orange/Grapefruit
Orange/Pineapple
V-8 Juice – 46 oz. can/bottle any flavor
(No V-8 Splash or Fusion blends)

Fully Breastfeeding Mothers receive more of the above foods as well as:

Tuna Fish
Authorized ONLY if listed on face of check – Any brand, water packed only

Carrots
Authorized ONLY if listed on face of check – Fresh carrots only

Authorized WIC Vendors 
Romero’s Market, Inc.                                               Albertson's
PO Box 1245                                                           7800 Enchanted Hills Blvd
Pena Blanca, NM 87401                                           Rio Rancho, NM  87144
(505) 465-2954                                                         (505) 771-7082

T&T Supermart                                                         Walatowa Convenience Store
PO Box 1237                                                            PO Box 100
Bernalillo, NM 87004                                                 Jemez Pueblo, NM  87024
(505) 867-3210                                                          (575)834-7530

*WIC is an Equal Opportunity Provider. 

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:      
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,
and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Contact 

For more information and/or to make an
 appointment call the clinic at your Pueblo or call the WIC office: 

Program Director (505) 771-5386

Fax: (505) 867-3514

 

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