WIC

The WIC program is designed to improve the nutritional health of women, infants and children, with the goal of improving the overall health of families.  WIC serves pregnant women, non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after delivery), breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery as long as they are breastfeeding), infants and children up to their 5th birthday.

 

What does the program offer?

Benefits of WIC include:  Nutrition education for families, breastfeeding education and support, referrals to community resources, health assessments, and supplemental foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruits and vegetables, beans, peanut butter, juice, cereal, and infant formula and foods.

 

Who is specifically eligible?

  • Pregnant women (and up to six weeks after pregnancy)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to child’s 1st birthday)
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after pregnancy)
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday)
  • Children (up to 5th birthday)
  • If you receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF, you are automatically eligible for WIC benefits.
  • Applicants must live in the state in which they apply and meet income guidelines.

 

Additional WIC Information

 

WIC services are provided by appointment on the 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, and other times by appointment only.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (660) 465-7275.

WIC is part of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.