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Wic

Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

You are invited to see if you are eligible for services through a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

WIC Mission Statement

To improve the nutritional health status of financially eligible women, infants, and children in Missouri who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, supplemental foods, and referrals to health care.

What is WIC?

WIC (Women, infants, and children) is a federally funded program designed to help mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.

Who is WIC For?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or whose pregnancy recently ended
  • Infants under 12 months old
  • Children under 5 years of age

Some services provided to eligible clients at no cost include:

  • Nutrition education and guidance.
  • Health screenings which include height/weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) charting as well as hemoglobin testing.
  • Breastfeeding education and support.
  • Issuance of vouchers/checks to purchase nutritious foods at local grocery stores to supplement your diet. Some of these foods are milk, cheese, infant formula, iron-fortified cereal, eggs, beans, and peanut butter.
  • Referrals for health care.

Services are provided at our three locations: West Plains, Mountain View and Willow Springs. (See our "About Us" page for locations.)

For appointment call 417/256-7078

For more information about the State WIC program, Click here.

Please don’t hesitate to apply, income guidelines are broad.

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines

April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006

Family Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

17,705

1,476

341

2

23,736

1,978

457

3

29,767

2,481

573

4

35,798

2,984

689

5

41,829

3,486

805

6

47,860

3,989

921

7

53,891

4,491

1,037

8

59,922

4,994

1,153

9

65,963

5,497

1,269

10

71,984

5,999

1,385

11

78,015

6,502

1,501

12

84,046

7,004

1,617

13

90,077

7,507

1,733

14

96,108

8,009

1,849

15

102,139

8,512

1,965

16

108,170

9,015

2,081

Each additional family member

Plus 6,031

Plus 503

Plus 116

Pregnant women are counted as two family members

Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building , 1400 Independence Avenue, SW , Washington , DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5963 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information contact:

Phyllis Akers
Co-WIC Coordinator
e-mail: akersp@lpha.health.state.mo.us