Did you know that you can do you WIC nutrition education ONLINE?
Go to www.WIChealth.org and follow the easy steps to complete.
If you have any questions call 1-855-411-0233
The WIC program is for women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or post-partum. It also includes infants and children until the age of five. WIC is a federally-funded program governed by the USDA and managed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
In your appointments, we provide nutrition education, health tracking, and health referrals. At each appointment we will discuss important nutritional needs based on your stage of life. We also track growth and obtain iron levels to check for iron deficiency (anemia). We provide health referrals to ensure our participants are seen by other health professionals such as doctors, dentists and specialists.
To be eligible for WIC, you must meet the WIC income guidelines, or have adjunt eligibilty by being on Medicaid, Food Stamps or TANF.
During certification visits, the WIC staff will check to see if you or your child is still eligible based on age and income criteria. You will need to bring:
As long as you meet the income and nutrition guidelines, you can stay on WIC during pregnancy or breastfeeding until one year after your baby is born. If you decide not to breastfeed, then you may stay on WIC until six months after your baby is born or your pregnancy is ended. Infants and children may stay on WIC until they reach their fifth birthday.
WIC provides you with paper vouchers to buy foods specific to your age category. These foods are specific in type, brand, and amount to meet specific nutritional criteria for your stage of life. Foods for women and children include: cereal, bread, tortillas, rice, peanut butter, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, beans, juice, and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. Infants receive breastmilk from their moms or formula and at six months receive infant cereal, baby fruits and vegetables.
Please try to keep your WIC appointments. If you can't keep an appointment, please call us right away. The WIC staff works hard to see you at your appointment time, so please try your best to be on time. Please be sure to bring the information that our staff needs or call if you are unsure of what to bring. Also inform them about any changes in your name, address, or phone number. If you are going to move, please notify us!
Always take your WIC ID Folder to your appointments and to the store. Take your WIC Approved Food List with you to the store to help you shop. Buy the right foods and the right amounts with your checks. These foods must be used for you and your family. They can't be returned to the store for money or given away or sold to someone else.
Before you go shopping tear off the checks you will be using. Be sure to choose only the foods that are on your WIC check. Seperate your WIC foods from other foods you are buying, and tell the cashier that you are using a WIC check for those foods. Wait to sign your check until the cashier enters the purchase price, not before! The cashier will then check your signature against the one on your WIC ID folder, so be sure to bring it with you. If you get three months of checks, be sure to use the current month's of checks.
Contact Nancy at 573-378-5438 ext. 1015
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Morgan County Health Center
104 W Lafayette Street
Versailles, MO 65084
Phone: 573 378-5438