What is WIC?
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC helps your child eat healthy and stay well. This nutrition education program provides supplemental foods to assist women, infants, and children (under 5 years old), and breastfeeding support to postpartum women.
Who qualifies for WIC and how do you qualify for WIC?
Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding (nursing a baby up to one year old), and postpartum (up to 6 months after a pregnancy has ended)
Infants (a child under one year old)
Children (from 1 year old up to age 5)
Participants must meet certain income and nutritional guidelines to be eligible.
What food can I get from WIC?
WIC food prescriptions are based on the type of participant (woman, infant, or child). Nutritionists tailor the food prescription for each individual.
Infants who are not breastfed receive infant formula. Infants also receive cereal and juice at the appropriate age.
Women and children get milk, cheese, eggs, cereal high in iron and low in sugar, fruit juice high in Vitamin C, and peanut butter or dried peas or beans.
Women who are breastfeeding their babies and not receiving infant formula from the WIC program also get tuna and carrots.
THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER
Missouri WIC Non-Discrimination Policyhttps://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/frauddatalinks/nondiscrimination/