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WIC

WIC  Guidelines for 2014-2015

WIC is a Nutritional Education, Health Promotion and Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,Infants and Children.  Good nutrition helps provide the best possible start in life and is a necessary ingredient for moms and their children to grow healthy and strong.

Missouri's WIC nutrition program wants to help...

Ø  Women who are pregnant, in postpartum (pregnancy ended less than six months ago) or breastfeeding

Ø  Infants under 12 months old

Ø  Children under 5 years of age

To be eligible in Missouri, you must:

Ø  Be a resident of Missouri

Ø  Meet income guidelines (see below guidelines)

Ø  Be a nutrition risk

Ø  Be covered on a government program such as Medicaid, TANF or Food Stamps

Benefits of WIC provided at no cost include:  Nutrition education and guidance for moms and children, breastfeeding education and support, breast pumps, nutritious foods that can be purchased with cash vouchers such as, fruits and vegetables (fresh and frozen), baby food, milk substitutes (cheese, soymilk and tofu if criteria is met).  Cash vouchers are issued for canned legumes/beans, canned fish for breastfeeding mothers and whole grain products such as cereals, bread, tortillas and brown rice.   Cash vouchers are issued monthly, bimonthly or tri-monthly to eligible clients and are to be redeemed at contracting stores.  Referrals for healthcare and resources in the community are also provided.

We have a breastfeeding peer counselor that works with women who desire to breastfeed or who are currently breastfeeding.  She assists with problems and concerns and helps the mom achieve her breastfeeding goals.

To see if you qualify for the WIC program or to make an appointment, please call 573-883-7411

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines

April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015

Pregnant women are counted as two family members.  Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level.

 

Family Size/Tamaño De la Familia

Annual/Anual

Monthly/Mensual

Weekly/Semanal

1

          21,590

         1,800

                416

2

          29,101

         2,426

                560

3

          36,612

         3,051

                705

4

          44,123

         3,677

               849

5

          51,634

         4,303

               993

6

          59,145

         4,929

            1,138

7

          66,656

         5,555

            1,282

8

          74,167

         6,181

            1,427

9

          81,678

         6,807

            1,572

10

          89,189

         7,433

            1,717

11

          96,700

         8,059

            1,862

12

        104,211

         8,685

            2,007

13

        111,722

         9,311

            2,152

14

        119,233

         9,937

            2,297

15

        126,744

        10,563

            2,442

16

        134,255

        11,189

            2,587

Each additional family member/ Cada miembro adicional de la famili

us/Más 7,326

Plus/Más 611

Plus/Más 141