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WIC--the Program for Women, Infants and Children

WIC is a food supplement program designed to help pregnant women, breast-feeding moms, or women who recently gave birth, consume adequate nutrition. The program also covers infants under 12 months old, and children uner 5 years old.

 

If you qualify, you will receive checks to buy food. You will be given nutritional and health education --including personal nutrition counseling -- to help you and your children eat well and stay healthy. You will also get support and help with breast-feeding, and referrals to other health programs for both you and your family. A Certified Breastfeeding Educator is available to answer all your breastfeeding questions.

 

Please call 417-745-2138 to make an appointment.

 

Read more about the nutrients in WIC foods.


Click here to learn how to stay on WIC.


Click here for more about your WIC check.


Click here to apply online for WIC.


Click here to go the WIC information website. 


To get WIC, you need to have a need for improved nutrition and meet the following WIC income guidelines.

We have a breast feeding peer counselor on staff at the Health Department weekly. Click here to see what the breast feeding peer counselor does or call the Health Department with any questions, 417-745-2138.

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines
April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

Family Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

22,311

1,860

430

2

30,044

2,504

578

3

37,777

3,149

727

4

45,510

3,793

876

5

53,243

4,437

1,024

6

60,976

5,082

1,173

7

68,709

5,726

1,322

8

76,442

6,371

1,471

9

84,175

7,015

1,619

10

91,908

7,659

1,768

11

99,641

8,304

1,917

12

107,374

8,948

2,065

13

115,107

9,593

2,214

14

122,840

10,237

2,363

15

130,573

10,882

2,512

16

138,306

11,526

2,660

Each additional family member

Plus 7,733

Plus 645

Plus 149

Pregnant women are counted as two family members. Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. #909 (04/17)