2017 WIC Contract Awarded

wic 3The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is pleased to announce that a contract to continue providing WIC (Women, Infant and Children) services for federal fiscal year 2016-2017 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  WIC is a nutrition education, health promotion and supplemental food program to assist women, infants and children who have nutritional needs.  Women who are pregnant, in postpartum (pregnancy ended less than six months ago) or breastfeeding, infants under 12 months old and children under the age of 5.  You must be a resident of Missouri, meet income guidelines and have a nutritional risk. If you are receiving Medicaid, TANF or food stamps you automatically qualify.  If eligible, you will be given nutrition education, referrals and checks for nutritious foods to buy at participating grocery stores.  Breast feeding support and peer counseling services are also available to pregnant and breastfeeding moms under this contract. To see if you qualify for the WIC program stop by the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department at 115 Basler Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 or call 573-883-7411