Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants. Past experience shows that pregnant women who participate in the WIC Program have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.
The goal of the WIC program is to improve the nutritional health status of financially eligible women, infants, and children in Missouri who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental food, and referrals to health care. Find information here on how to apply for WIC and basic information for participants and the public: https://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/families/faqs/
Please call 660-736-4121 for an appointment.
CIVIL RIGHTS STATEMENT: https://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/frauddatalinks/nondiscrimination/