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What is WIC? | Who is invited to participate? | Income Guidelines

How to apply for WIC | Food Provided By WIC | Other Resources

The Clark County Health Department promotes wellness and healthy lifestyles for the community. It's public health services are to be used for the welfare of the community.

What is WIC?

WICWIC is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infant, and children (WIC). The program provides free food and nutrition information to improve the health status of the participant.

WIC is funded and administered at the national level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At the state level, the program is operated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Clark County Health Department administers the program at the local level.

Who is invited to participate?

WIC serves women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby less than 6 months ago, infants and children up to 5 years of age who are at nutritional risk and meet income guidelines.

Requirements for participation in the WIC program are the same for everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap.

What are the income guidelines?

Income guidelines are based on GROSS INCOME.

INCOME IS:

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines

April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015

Family Size
Annual
Monthly
Weekly
1 21,590 1,800 416
2 29,101 2,426 560
3 36,612 3,051 705
4 44,123 3,677 849
5 51,634 4,303 993
6 59,145 4,929 1,138
7 66,656 5,555 1,282
8 74,167 6,181 1,427
9 81,678 6,807 1,572
10 89,189 7,433 1,717
11 96,700 8,059 1,862
12 104,211 8,685 2,007
13 111,722 9,311 2,152
14 119,233 9,937 2,297
15 126,744 10,563 2,442
16 134,255 11,189 2,587
Each additional
family member

Plus 7,511

Plus 626

Plus 145

Pregnant women are counted as two family members.
Income gudelines based on 185% poverty level.
NOTE: Those receiving Medicaid do not have to be below income guidelines but still must declare income at certification. 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 to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC, 20250–9410, or call (800) 795–3272 (voice) or (202) 720–6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

How To Apply For WIC

To make an appointment, call the Clark County Health Department at (660) 727-2356 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Have ready when you call:

What should you expect?

  1. Certification appointments take about 1 to 1.5 hours
  2. To qualify for WIC, there are three sets of guidelines that must be met:
    1. Women, Infant, Child status
    2. Income Level
    3. Nutritional or Medical Risks
  3. Clerks will verify income, Missouri residency and women, infant, child status.
  4. A Nurse and Nutritionist assign medical or nutritional risk based on weight, height, diet history, and provide counseling. They will also refer to other organizations and services as needed.
  5. If certified as eligible when you leave you will have:
    1. Checks to take to the store for nutritious foods
    2. An appointment for the following month

Where is WIC in Clark County?

WIC services are provided in Clark County at our office located at 670 N. Johnson, Kahoka, MO.

Food Provided By WIC

The exact amount of food depends on things such as the child's age and whether or not mother is breastfeeding.

Checks are given for foods such as: milk, cheese, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, cereal, infant formula, infant fruits and vegetables, infant meats,100% juice, peanut butter, dried beans or peas or canned beans/legumes, whole wheat bread, whole wheat and soft corn tortilla and brown beans.

The WIC program encourages women to breastfeed their infants. Mothers who breastfeed fully receive more variety and larger quantities of foods : more milk, cheese, eggs, fruits and vegetables and both peanut butter and beans as well as canned fish ( tuna, salmon or sardines). At 6 months, infants will receive cereal and infant fruits and vegetables. Infants that are fully breastfeed will receive an increased quantity of infant fruits and vegetables and infant meats. When infants require special formula due to a medical condition, it may be provided with a prescription from a doctor.

Additional WIC Resources