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WIC
Purpose
Women, infants, and children (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC services include nutrition and health education, checks to supplement healthy food purchases for mothers and their children, personal counseling about nutrition, a breastfeeding peer counselor program, and referrals to other health programs for families.

Our program provides nutrition education through one-on-one counseling, websites, and nutrition classes.

Breastfeeding
Our WIC agency is a breastfeeding friendly clinic that offers a breastfeeding peer counselor, hospital visitation program, and breastfeeding classes. Our staff provides breastfeeding education and support for our expecting or nursing mothers. We are here to help develop a successful breastfeeding relationship between you and your infant. Contact a peer counselor at 816-271-4880.

Who Can Participate in WIC
  • Children under 5 years of age
  • Infants under 12 months of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding
  • Women whose pregnancy recently ended

WIC Eligibility Criteria
  • Must live, work, or receive medical care in Missouri
  • Must meet a nutritional risk factor(s) as determined by the Missouri WIC program
  • Must meet current income guidelines

Call for an Appointment
In order to accommodate the expanding needs of the community, visits are by appointment only. Call 816-271-4723 to set an appointment. Please leave a voicemail message and your call will be returned if it is not answered immediately. Appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Participants do not have to be a Buchanan County resident to receive WIC services from our agency.

Interpreting services are available; please request when scheduling appointment.

WIC in our Community   

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites - Assistance Available!
The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a state-wide initiative to increase the number of businesses providing employees with breastfeeding support services. This program is part of a nation-wide campaign by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to encourage women to breastfeed their infants for a longer duration after they return to work. Women who breastfeed and return to work don't require much, but they do need a supportive work environment. Fortunately, the small investment made by employers can be reimbursed in part or whole with funding by completing this application. Resources are available in the link below or by contacting the City of St. Joseph Health Department WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program - 816-271-4880.

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Learn more about WIC and how agencies around the state help families learn about nutrition and make the most of their food budget with guidance from this unique program.

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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:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider



Contact Us
Marianna Booth
WIC Supervisor
Email

904 S. 10th St.
St. Joseph, MO 64504

Ph: 816-271-4723
Fx: 816-271-4682

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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