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  • Food Assistance

  • Many hard-working Oklahomans need a little help to make sure they get enough nutritious food. Different programs and resources are available to help them.

    Many hard-working Oklahomans need a little help to make sure they get enough nutritious food. Different programs and resources are available to help them.


    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

      The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, helps people of all ages get the food they need with the Access Oklahoma card, an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card. SNAP is for any legal United States resident who meets the income guidelines. Call 1-866-411-1877 for SNAP information or visit the Oklahoma Department of Human Services website for more information.

    • Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

      Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program-usually called WIC-provides nutrition education, information about breastfeeding, and nutritious foods. The WIC program is for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently given birth and children under five years old. Call 1-888-655-2942 or visit the WIC website.

    • School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

      School Lunch and Breakfast Programs offer free and reduced-price meals at school to children with low incomes who qualify. Contact the Oklahoma Child Nutrition Office at (405) 521-3327 or visit the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.

    • Regional Food Bank

      Regional Food Bank offers food and resource for 1,200 partnering agencies in central and western Oklahoma. For a list of food banks in central or western Oklahoma visit the Regional Food Bank website or call (405) 972-1111.

    • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

      Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma offers food and resources for 450 partnering agencies in eastern Oklahoma. For a list of food banks in eastern Oklahoma visit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma website or call Tulsa's office (918) 585-2800 or McAlester's office (918) 429-7755

    • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

      Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provide low-income seniors with dollar value coupons that can be exchanged for Oklahoma Grown (OKGrown) (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at participating farmers' markets. To see more visit OK-DHS Aging Services website.

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  • Nutrition Calendar

  • Nutrition Calendar
    Nutrition Calendar

    If you or your organization is interested in receiving 2018 Nutrition Calendars please click here.

    The ONIE Project designed, printed, and disseminated 215,000 English-language and 25,000 Spanish-language 2017 nutrition calendars, themed “Hearty, Healthy & Homemade.” The theme has become a recognized brand by Oklahomans in all 77 counties across the state. 2017 Calendars are currently being distributed at all OKDHS and OSU extension offices, 1400 Oklahoma food banks, 28 public libraries, 32 public school districts, 20 community health centers and at a variety of community events. Click here to find a calendar distribution site near you.

    The ONIE Project: Oklahoma Nutrition Information Education

    Recipes, education materials, photography, and creative aspects of the calendar are original and developed by the ONIE project team. Format and content was based on formative research conducted by ONIE among Oklahomans who are eligible for SNAP and applied social marketing techniques.

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    Eighteen recipes were ranked with the final 12 recipes to be featured in the calendar chosen by SNAP eligible families. Each month contained a seasonally-appropriate recipe, color-coded nutrition label that matches the “Making Sense of Nutrition Label” tool featured in the supplemental pages, health tips, in-season produce buys, and indication of whether the recipe meets the ONIE “Match 1 for 1” sodium standard. The ONIE Project: Oklahoma Nutrition Information Education

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    The supplemental pages strategically feature nutrition education tools to assist and promote core nutrition messages. A list of SNAP accepting Farmers’ Markets across Oklahoma was included to promote fresh, local produce consumption. All nutrition education tools are original ONIE creations that are consistently used in all ONIE materials.

    To request calendars for your agency or organization please contact ONIE.