Women, Infants & Children

WIC is an income based supplemental nutrition program. This program is intended for women - prenatal and post-partum - infants, and children to the age of five.

We also provide breastfeeding support, supplies, classes, and counseling. If questions or concerns arise after hours, please feel free to call Carlene Williams, our Breastfeeding Coordinator, at (573)359-1656.

WIC is also a referral program partnered with the Missouri Safe Crib Program. This is an educational process that assists with safe sleeping for infants and to raise awareness for SIDS. Qualifications for this program are as follows:

  • Must be a WIC participant.
  • If prenatal, must be 35 weeks prenatal or more.
  • If post-partum, infant must be 3 months or younger.

Also, if you are receiving services with Building Blocks in-home program, you may not qualify for these cribs.

WIC ELIGIBILITY
WIC applicants must meet eligibility requirements under the following Categorical, Residential, Income, and Nutrition Risk considerations...
Who is eligible?

Categorical

Pregnant womenWomen who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of ageWomen who have had a baby in the past six monthsChildren under the age of 5

Residential

Applicants must live in Missouri to receive Missouri WIC.  Applicants can choose to pick up in any county of their choice.

Income

Applicants must have gross income at or below the standards in the table below.WIC counts all of the members of a household.Pregnant women are counted as two family members.Some applicants who receive MO Health Net may automatically meet income eligibility.Applicants who receive food stamps or TANF are automatically income eligible.

Missouri   WIC Income Guidelines April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015

Family Size                           Annual                    Monthly                Weekly

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 member   Plus 7,511                  Plus 626                Plus 145

Pregnant Women are counted as two family members. Income guidlines are based on 185% of poverty level. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nutritional Risk

WIC participants height and weight are measured and blood work is taken to check for anemia at certification appointments every 6 months.WIC participants meet with a Nutritionist for a health and nutrition screening to determine nutritional risk.  There are two main categories of nutritional risk:medically-based risks such as a history of prematurity, underweight, or iron deficiency anemia, andnutrition-based risks such as poor eating habits that can lead to poor nutritional and health status.

WIC BENEFITS
Nutritious Foods                              

WIC participants receive checks to   purchase specific foods at the grocery store each month which are designed to   supplement their diets.  WIC food is high in one or more of the   following nutrients:
proteincalciumvitamins A, B6, C, Dsoy, folate, iron, zinc, whole grains

Different food packages are   provided for different categories of participants.  WIC foods include

Milk, Eggs,Cheese,Juice,Cereal,Beans, or canned Bush's beans,Soy milk

Baby food fruit & vegetables%

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for empl...oyment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 
 

Pemiscot County Health Center
Hayti, MO 63851
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