Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Margie Beckmann, Marleen Creamer, Renee Headrick, Rose Ottinger, Sasha Vandeven, and Kim Vickers – Phone: (636) 528-6117 option 5, or email here.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants.

Past experience shows that pregnant women who participate in the WIC Program have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.

All applicants must meet income guidelines.

To determine if you are eligible for services through WIC, please contact our office at 636-528-6117 option 5.

USDA Non-Discrimination 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.

For more detailed information on this Special Supplemental Nutritional Program, including useful resource guides, recipes, nutritional guidelines, and breastfeeding advice, visit www.health.mo.gov

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

 

Renee Headrick – Phone 636-528-6117 ext. 505 or email here.

Did you know the Lincoln County Health Department has a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor? Renee is here to help with any questions or concerns you may have in breastfeeding your baby. Contact her today with your questions! And be sure to like us on Facebook for current breastfeeding tips.  Click here for the LCHD WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Facebook Page.

For more detailed information on this Special Supplemental Nutritional Program, including useful resource guides, recipes, nutritional guidelines, and breastfeeding advice, visit www.health.mo.gov