WIC Guidelines for 2019-2020

WIC is a Nutritional Education, Health Promotion and Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.  Good nutrition helps provide the best possible start in life and is a necessary ingredient for moms and their children to grow healthy and strong.

Missouri’s WIC nutrition program wants to help…

  • Women who are pregnant, in postpartum (pregnancy ended less than six months ago) or breastfeeding
  • Infants under 12 months old
  • Children under 5 years of age

To be eligible in Missouri, you must:

  • Be a resident of Missouri
  • Meet income guidelines (see below guidelines)
  • Be a nutrition risk
  • Be covered on a government program such as Medicaid, TANF or Food Stamps

Benefits of WIC provided at no cost include:  Nutrition education and guidance for moms and children, breastfeeding education and support, breast pumps, nutritious foods that can be purchased with cash vouchers such as, fruits and vegetables (fresh and frozen), baby food, milk substitutes (cheese, soymilk, yogurt and tofu if criteria is met).  Cash vouchers are issued for canned legumes/beans, canned fish for breastfeeding mothers and whole grain products such as cereals, bread, tortillas and brown rice.   Cash vouchers are issued monthly, bimonthly or tri-monthly to eligible clients and are to be redeemed at contracting stores.  Referrals for healthcare and resources in the community are also provided.

A breastfeeding peer counselor is available at the Health Department to work with women who desire to breastfeed or who are currently breastfeeding.  Assistance with problems and concerns help moms achieve her breastfeeding goals.

To see if you qualify for the WIC program or to make an appointment, please call the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department at 573-883-7411.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer


Missouri WIC Income Guidelines - May 1, 2019
Guidelines reflect gross (pre-tax) income.

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All information contained within the Department of Health and Senior Service’s website is intended for educational purposes only and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. The information is provided to further the understanding of WIC nutrition and related matters. Consumers should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something they may have seen on this site. Nutritionists, physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm information contained on this site. References to any non-governmental entity, product, service, or source of information that may be contained in this site should not be considered an endorsement, either direct or implied, by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Additionally, the Department cannot be held responsible for information contained on other sites to which its website may be linked. If any offensive information is found on these sites, we would appreciate immediate notification by e-mail.

Non-Discrimination (English)

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
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Non-Discrimination (Spanish)

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

  1. correo: 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;
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