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.
WIC services in Vernon County is provided by the Vernon County Public Health Department located at 201 N. Washington St. Nevada, MO 64772 (417)667-8447
To apply for WIC visit: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wicfamilies/apply.php
WIC locations: http://www.wicprograms.org/ci/mo-nevada