WIC Program

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children.

We want you and your family to eat well and be healthy!

WIC HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Including: Monday Evenings by Appointment Only After 4:30 PM

Where are we located?
Henry County Health Center
1800 Community Drive Clinton, MO

 

Who is WIC for?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or whose pregnancy recently ended.
  • Infants under 12 months old.
  • Children under 5 years old.

How can I help the WIC Program work for me?

  • Keep your WIC appointments. If you can’t keep an appointment, please call your local WIC office right away. The WIC staff works hard to see you at your appointment time, so please try your best to be on time.
  • Always take your WIC ID Folder to your WIC appointment and to the store. Take your WIC Approved Food List with you to the store to help you shop.
  • Buy the correct foods and in the correct amounts with your checks.
  • WIC foods are to be used for the family member printed on the check not the whole family. Foods cannot be returned to the store for money, given away, or sold to someone else.
  • Be sure to bring the information that the WIC staff needs when they ask for it.
  • Tell the WIC staff about any changes in your name, address or phone number.
  • If you are going to move, please notify your WIC staff.

What can my family and I get from WIC?

  • Checks for supplemental foods to keep you healthy.
  • Nutrition and health education to help you and your children eat well and be healthy.
  • Personal counseling about nutrition.
  • Support and help with breast feeding.
  • Referrals to other health programs for you and your family.

What foods are offered by WIC?

  • Dry or canned beans/legumes
  • Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Whole grain bread, whole wheat or soft corn tortillas, brown rice or whole wheat pasta
  • Soy milk or tofu (issued to women as preference and children if nutritionally necessary)
  • Infant foods (cereal, jars of fruits and vegetables, check for fresh fruits and vegetables for 9  month old’s and older infants,and infant meat for those who qualify)
  • Milk, yogurt and cheese; Including specialty milk – Lactose free, goat, evaporated, buttermilk, and dry milk, yogurt only for children 2 and over and all women.
  • Eggs
  • Juice
  • Canned fish (for breastfeeding moms)
  • Peanut Butter

How do I use my WIC checks?

  • Before you go shopping seperate the checks you will be using.
  • Be sure to choose only the foods that are on your WIC check; if you do not get an item on a check you miss out on that benefit that month.
  • Separate your WIC foods from other foods you are buying.
  • Tell the cashier that you are using a WIC check.
  • Show the cashier your WIC ID Folder.
  • Sign your checks after the cashier enters the purchase price, don’t sign before then.
  • The cashier will match your signature with the one on your ID folder.
  • If you get two or three months of checks, be sure to use the correct month first.

A certification period last for one year for infants, children, and some breastfeeding women categories. During the certification period participants will be provided with nutrition education and receive supplemental food vouchers for one, two, or three month periods depending on risk status. There will be a mid-certification in between certification dates where heights, weights, and hemoglobin may be collected and nutrition assessment questions asked.

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.