The WIC program is designed to improve the nutritional health of women, infants and children, with the goal of improving the overall health of families. WIC serves pregnant women, breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery as long as they are breastfeeding), postpartum women (up to 6 months after delivery), infants and children up to their 5th birthday.
What does the program offer?
Benefits of WIC include: Nutrition education for families, breastfeeding education and support, referrals to community resources, health assessments, and supplemental foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruits and vegetables, beans, peanut butter, juice, cereal, and infant formula and foods.
Who is specifically eligible?
- Pregnant women (and women up to 6 months after Pregnancy ends)
- Breastfeeding women (up to child’s 1st birthday)
- Infants (up to 1st birthday)
- Children (up to 5th birthday)
- Applicants must live in the state in which they apply and meet income guidelines.
- If you receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF, you are automatically eligible for WIC benefits.
Additional WIC Information
- Missouri WIC Approved Food List
- Missouri WIC Eligibility Guidelines
- Breastfeeding Support Classes
- WIC on Facebook
- WIC tips on Pinterest
- What is Healthy Families?
WIC services are provided by appointment at the following location during operating times:
Monday – Thursday from 8am-5pm, Closed on Fridays, except for 3rd Friday of the month from 8 to 12. Extended hours on Thursdays 5-6:30 pm by appointment only.
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment call (660) 263-6643 ext. 202.
WIC is part of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.