WIC

What is WIC?

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.

WIC Eligibility

To qualify for the WIC Program, applicants must meet requirements in four areas:

  • Categorical: WIC serves pregnant women, non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after delivery or end of the pregnancy), breastfeeding women (up to one year after delivery while nursing), infants and children from birth to five years of age.
  • Residential: Missouri WIC serves residents of Missouri. Residents are not required to live in the county where they receive services.
  • Income: Applicants must meet the income guidelines which are based on 185 percent of the federal poverty level. 
  • Nutritional: Applicants must be seen by a health professional, who will assess nutritional risk factors during the certification process.

What can you get from WIC

  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Nutrition and health education to help you and your children eat well and be healthy
  • Personalized nutrition counseling
  • Referrals to other health programs for you and your family
  • Checks to buy nutritious foods to keep you and your children healthy

Breastfeeding Education & Support

Since a major goal of the WIC Program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants.  WIC promotes breastfeeding to all pregnant women as the optimal infant feeding choice.

How can I make a WIC appointment in Moniteau County?

Call 573-796-3412 and ask for the WIC Department.

At your WIC certification appointment you will need to bring the following:

  • Proof of identity: Bring identity for everyone who will be on the WIC Program.
    • Examples include a photo identity such as a driver’s license, State ID card, school ID card, immunization record, birth certificate or hospital record.
  • Proof of address: Bring documentation of where you live.
    • Examples include a current utility/personal bill (within last 30 days), current rent or mortgage receipt, current Voter Registration card, pay stub which has name and physical address or correspondence from a government office that does not provide WIC services.
  • Proof of household income: Bring proof of income for everyone in your household.
    • Examples include current employment/unemployment pay stubs, signed statement from an employer, W-2 forms or last year’s income tax returns. If you currently receive SNAP (Food Stamps), MO HealthNet (Medicaid) or TANF, you can bring proof of your participation in these programs instead of proof of household income.

WIC Clinic Hours

  • Wednesdays 8-5

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 8-5  

  • 2nd Thursday of each month later hours available 

  • 4th Friday of each month 8-5

Please call us at 573-796-3412 to schedule your appointment.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Learn more about WIC.

 

Advice from other participants should never replace the advice from medical experts. If you have questions or concerns about your health or your baby’s/child’s well-being, you should always contact your physician or your local WIC office.