SERVICES

EDUCATION
WIC provides the following services to achieve positive health outcomes:

  • Nutrition counseling and education

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support

  • Vouchers to buy nutritious foods

  • Immunization and screening referrals

  • Health and social service referrals

  • Voter Registration
     

FREE HEALTHY FOODS
Milk, cheese and more
Cereal and other grains
Peanut butter and beans
BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT
Breastfeeding information
Breast pumps
Mom-to-mom support through Peer Counselor
Incentives
NUTRITION EDUCATION
Personalize nutrition counseling on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for new baby.
Shopping tips.
Nutritional needs during pregnancy
Family-friendly recipes
REFERRALS

  • Referrals for immunization and screenings.

  • Social service referrals

  • RST Maternal & Child Health Program

  • Lakota Tiwahe

  • FACE program

ELIGIBILITY

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

  • Live in proximity of service area.

  • Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women, an infant or child under the age of 5.

  • Have a nutritional risk.

  • Have a household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines (below).

  • You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid or Commodities

  • Mothers, fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.

POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES

POLICY:

Section 17(d)(2)(A) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 requires the Secretary to establish income criteria to be used with nutritional risk criteria in determining a person’s eligibility for WIC.

PROCEDURE:

 1. In reference to policy memorandum the following chart is the current income eligibility guidelines for WIC. 

2. The Rosebud Sioux WIC Program will follow the Annual Poverty Income Guidelines established under Section 9 of the National School Lunch Act or reduced-price school lunch means at the 185% level.

3. Any applicant who documents that they receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), TANF, Medicaid, or Medicaid-CHIP is considered adjunctively (automatically) income eligible for WIC.  Income does not have to be verified but must be recorded.

DOCUMENTATION NEEDED TO RECEIVE WIC

REQUIRE ONE (1) ITEM OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. PROOF OF RESIDENCY:                    
_____  Utility/Phone Bill                
______ Rent/Mortgage Receipt
______ School/Voters Registration
______ P.O. Box receipt
______ Community Chairperson Verification
______ Other

2. PROOF OF INCOME:
______ 2 Check Stubs on all household income.
______ If no income, a written statement from whomever assists with money for the
             month, if not on any programs, (eg, Food-stamps, Medicaid, TANF)

3. PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY: (Case Number Required)
______ Food Stamps                          _______ Medicaid
______ TANF                                        _______ Commodities

4. PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION:
Newborn                   Children                         Women
___crib card    ___birth certificate                ___drivers license
                         ___immunization record      ___tribal ID
                         ___baptismal record             ___school ID
                         ___social security card         ___work ID
                         ___voters registration
5. PRENATAL'S:
____ Doctor’s statement with EDC

All these Implementations are set for Program Integrity.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.  WIC Staff.
 

If you have a
“Notice of Action” form from the Dept of Social Services, it has both residency and eligibility (case #) on it.

 
 
 
 

WIC VENDORS

WIC Retailers are the hub for healthy families.

WIC retailers are grocery stores, farmers and commissaries who are authorized to issue healthy foods to WIC families by accepting WIC purchases.

 

Retailers play a vital role in the WIC Program by doing the following:

  • Ensuring that WIC families have access to safe and nutritious foods

  • Maintaining minimum inventory of WIC foods

  • Offering a positive shopping experience.

  • Officering competitive prices to help WIC contain costs and reach the greatest number of eligible women, infants and children.

APPROVED FOOD LIST

What foods can you get on WIC?Selected foods that are healthy to eat and can fit within food preferences of various cultures.Occasionally this list of foods is reviewed and updated.WIC food packages contain:

  • Baby food

  • Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables

  • Whole grain choices, including 100 percent whole wheat bread, brown rice, and whole wheat/corn tortillas and whole wheat pasta

  • Canned or dried beans

  • Varieties of canned fish

  • Yogurt, milk cheese and eggs

  • Cereal

  • 100% fruit and vegetable juices

  • Peanut butter

  • Baby foods

  • Infant Formula

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© 2018 Rosebud Sioux Tribe W.I.C Program

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
WIC PROGRAM

PO Box 99
308 Buffalo Pass Lane
Rosebud, SD 57570

Phone: 605-747-2617         
Fax: 605-747-2612

WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

rstwic@gwtc.net

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Phone: (605) 828-1357

Please keep in mind that Clinic Schedules are subject to change due unforeseen circumstances (eg weather conditions, unavailable facility access, no heat/cooling, etc).

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