WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that helps women, infants and young children eat well and stay healthy by providing:

  • Nutritional education
  • Breastfeeding education & support
  • Health screening
  • Community referrals and
  • Supplemental foods

WIC provides every participant or caregiver with the opportunity to participate in nutrition education which emphasizes the relationship between proper nutrition and good health, assists the participant in achieving a positive change in food habits, and encourages all to participate.  

WIC approved foods are:

  • Milk 
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Tuna (Fully Breastfeeding Women Only)
  • Cereal and Juice (Women-Tomatoe/Vegetable & Children-All juices)
  • Peanut Butter or Dried Beans or canned beans
  • Vegetables & Fruits
  • Whole Wheat Bread, brown rice, or whole wheat or soft corn tortillas
  • Infant formula

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WIC encourages women to seek early prenatal care which promotes a positive health outcome for mom and baby. WIC encourages all prenatal women to breastfeed because the results include fewer ear infections for the baby, less respiratory illness, less diarrhea and constipation, saves money, and improves post-partum weight loss.

Eligibility is based on 3 things

Category – Infants from birth up to one year, children 1 year to 5 years,and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or post-partum up to 6 months.

Income – Calculated on the family income at 185% or less of federal poverty level.

Nutritional Risk – Risk assessment and risk factor assignment helps to determine the priorty counseling for participants.

All persons applying or re-applying for WIC must show proof of identity, residence, and income for all members of the applicant’s household. Examples include:

Proof of Identity Bring a current & valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, work/school ID card, military card, or passport. Also, bring proof of identity when participants, guardians, or proxies are picking up vouchers. For infants and children, bring shot record or birth certificate.
Proof of Residence Bring the most recent water, phone, cable, gas, or electric bill that has the address on it.
Proof of Income Bring the most recent employment/unemployment pay stub, DFS benefits award letter, Medicaid card, MC+ card or Food Stamp card. If self-employed bring in a copy of your recent Federal Tax papers submitted. All items that apply need to be provided for all members of applican’ts household.
Shot Record Bring for infants and children

Failure to provide these necessary items may cause your appointment to be rescheduled at a later time.

So now that you know more about WIC, why not see if WIC can help make a difference for you and your children?

Call today  – (573) 648-2498 or toll free at (866)579-3861 extension 18.

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