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August 14, 2022
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WIC Formula Shortage Information

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WIC Formula Shortage Information

In response to the recall, as well as the shortage of infant formula, Oregon WIC has temporarily added several different brands of infant formula to our benefits including Enfamil, Gerber and various store brands and sizes.

See the added formula options:

Temporary Choices for Powder Formula (English)

Sustituciones temporales para las formulas en polvo (Spanish)

Formula is often a baby’s only source of nutrition, so this has been an incredibly stressful time for families. Jackson County WIC has been helping families with this issue every day since the recall. Many families have to shop from store to store, trying to find formula.

We want to encourage WIC participants and the public:

  • Homemade infant formula is not safe and consequences include severe nutritional imbalances to foodborne illness.

  • The formula that is on the shelf if safe.  Even if it’s a different brand than what you typically use, using a generic or a different type of formula is a safe alternative to homemade options

For WIC participants who are struggling to understand the options available to them, they can view their WIC Shopper App or call Jackson County WIC at 541-774-8203

Participant Rights
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals and supplemental foods to
help you stay healthy. WIC staff will ask about your health and eating habits so we can make WIC work for you. 

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Fill out our online WIC interest form and we'll contact you to help you see if you qualify for WIC Services.
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Do I qualify for WIC services?
The Oregon WIC program uses a household income eligibility standard of 185 percent of the federal poverty income level.

If you have Jackson Care Connect, AllCare, Oregon Health Plan or CAWEM, TANF or SNAP benefits, you are automatically income eligible for the WIC Program. 

For more information on income eligibility guidelines, please review eligibility guidelines.

Are you pregnant and interested in applying for OHP? Set up an appointment with our enrollment specialist and see if you qualify. For more information, call Jackson County WIC at 541-774-8203. To learn more about the Oregon Health Plan and whether you qualify, visit Oregon HealthCare - Get Covered

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WIC Approved Foods

Oregon WIC Approved Foods: WIC provides foods to supplement the diets of pregnant & breastfeeding women, and infants & children under 5 years of age.  The foods in a food package are based on federal regulations and are in alignment with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the infant feeding guidelines of American Academy of PediatricsOregon WIC Food List - English


Nutrition Education

Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. It is a benefit and a required element of the WIC program. WIC participants are required to complete quarterly nutrition education. WIC offers online nutrition education at

WIC Health Lesson Topics

How to take a WIC Health Nutrition Class

Infant Massage
Jackson County WIC is excited to provide our popular infant massage class virtually! This is a great opportunity to cuddle with your newborn and learn about the many benefits of infant massage. To count this video towards your quarterly nutrition education requirement, complete the following:

  1. Watch the Infant Massage video below.
  2. Tell WIC one of the benefits of infant massage by texting 855-11.




Breastfeeding Support

Jackson County WIC plays a vital role in the promotion and support of breastfeeding to improve the health outcomes of moms and babies. 98% of Jackson County WIC moms start out breastfeeding! Jackson County WIC supports breastmilk as the norm for infant feeding.

Health organizations worldwide recommend that mothers breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months, and then continue breastfeeding for one year and beyond, even as solid foods are introduced. The longer and more exclusively a mother breastfeeds her baby, the greater the health benefits they both receive.

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future.  For more information on COVID-19 vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding, visit:


Find more information on breastfeeding supports for Moms & Families from OHA.

All WIC staff are trained to provide basic breastfeeding education and support. Jackson County WIC protects breastfeeding by not routinely issuing formula to breastfeeding infants the first 30 days of life. For more information, contact Jackson County WIC at 541-774-8203


Farm Direct Nutrition Program

The Farm Direct Nutrition Program provides eligible WIC participants with checks to spend on locally grown, organic produce. Don’t forget to spend your WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program vouchers checks by November 20, 2020. For more information on how to shop with your Farm Direct checks, watch the instructional video below:



This video can also be watched at in the  Be Healthy with Veggies and Fruits  lesson. Completion of the lesson would count towards the quarterly nutrition education requirement of the WIC program.

To learn more about social distancing at the Rogue Valley Growers Market, visit their website:

Lets’ Get Cooking Link and videos:

Shopping with eWIC Card

Shopping with eWICSafe, Simple & Convenient

eWIC is a safe, simple and a convenient way for you to use your WIC food benefits.

Learn More About eWIC today

Oregon WIC Shopper App

  • Now available
  • View your WIC food benefits in real time
  • Free from your app store under ‘WICshopper’
  • Check UPC to see if food is authorized