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WIC Policy for Formula Use
WIC Prescribed Formula and Food Request
Ohio Approved Formula List
Growth Charts
 

 
Please read the letter from The Ohio Department of Health to all doctors explaining the WIC policy for formula use.

Ohio WIC Prescribed Formula and Food Request - Most current WIC prescription form with effective date of October 1, 2014. Allows the WIC program to provide coupons to WIC participants for specialized formula covered through the WIC program afer being completed by a physician. Participants must have a qualifying medical diagnosis and be evaluated by a WIC Health Professional to receive a specialized formula through WIC.

Ohio WIC Approved Formulas - Read a brief description of each formula WIC provides and the appropriate medical conditions treated with each formula.
Neocate Infant has changed. To read about the changes click here.
 
Carnation Breakfast Essentials will be added as a approved pediatric formula available through WIC with a valid WIC prescription form. Click here to read more about Carnation Breakfast Essentials. To compare the nutrition information of Carnation Breakfast Essentials to Pediasure click here.

Physicians: Please read the letter from ODH discussing the upcoming changes for Similac Sensitive and Similac for Spit Up.
 
Changes to WIC FORMULA: Similac Sensitive and Similac for Spit Up can be offered through WIC with a completed WIC RX form and previous trial on Similac Advance. An infant receiving this formula will need to be evaluated by a registered dietitian at the WIC office before receiving Similac Sensitive and Similac for Spit Up. To learn more about Similac for Spit Up click here.

Provided below are the growth charts WIC is using: 
WIC is using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) birth to 24 months growth charts based on the World Health Organization (WHO) growth charts and the CDC Body Mass Index (BMI) charts for children 2 years and older. For more information please read the ODH letter to physicians.  

 

           
Birth to 24 months: Boys
                       
Length for age and Weight for age percentiles
Weight for length percentiles 


WIC has helped increased the breastfeeding rates in Ohio.
Click here to read more about Breastfeeding in Ohio's WIC Program for 2012.

Ohio WIC implemented many initiatives in 2012 to help reduce overweight and obese preschool-aged children. To read more about Obesity in Ohio's WIC Program in 2012 click here.

 
 
 

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