WIC is a nutrition education, health promotion and supplemental food program to assist pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants up to 12 months, and children up to age five, who have nutritional needs.
Benefits of WIC are provided at no cost to participants and include:
- Nutrition education and guidance.
- Breastfeeding education and support.
- Nutritious food to supplement the participant’s diet, such as milk, cheese, infant formula, iron-fortified cereal, eggs, juice, peanut butter, dried beans, fresh & frozen fruits and vegetables.
- Referrals for health care.
Applying for WIC is easy, and those who are unsure if they would qualify are still encouraged to apply. To be eligible for WIC in Missouri, participants must be a resident of Missouri, meet income guidelines, and medical/nutritional guidelines. If eligible, participants will be given nutrition education, referrals and checks for nutritious foods to buy at local participating grocery stores.
Pike County WIC Clients are typically seen by appointment each month:
Bowling Green: Pike County Health Dept. 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334
- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Thursdays
Louisiana Satellite Clinic: First Baptist Church, 608 S Carolina St, Louisiana, MO 63353
- 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
For more information, please contact our office at (573) 324-2111, visit us at 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, or contact us by email.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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