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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Department of Public Health Extends WIC Services Contract Through 2023

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October 6, 2022

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The Department of Public Health has extended its contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to continue operating the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in St. Charles County through 2023.

WIC offers nutritional assistance and education at no cost to participating pregnant or breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. Primary services include providing nutritious foods designed to maintain overall health and aid in development, risk assessment, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, health screenings and referrals to beneficial health care.

“Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining good health,” says St. Charles County WIC Program Coordinator Megan Hickey. “WIC starts parents and their children on the path toward healthy development and better overall health. Through supplemental nutrition and direct support, these families will receive the ideal combination of nutrients and nutrition education to meet the specific needs for each individual.”

To be eligible, St. Charles County WIC participants must meet income guidelines, be a Missouri resident, and be at “nutritional risk” as determined by a health professional. Income eligibility guidelines are based on gross household income.

Services are provided at the Department of Public Health’s WIC offices, located at 1650 Boones Lick Road in St. Charles, by appointment from 8:30 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except County holidays). Persons interested in applying for WIC services or scheduling an appointment should call 
636-949-7402. To learn more about the program and its services, please visit sccmo.org/WIC.

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Media Contact:  Doug Bolnick, Public Information Officer, 636-949-7408 or dbolnick@sccmo.org

 

About the St. Charles County Department of Public Health

Through the efforts of its three divisions — Environmental Health and Protection, Health Services and Humane Services — the St. Charles County Department of Public Health provides a wide range of services that enhance the well-being of the community. To learn how the department assists this region or to find out about volunteer opportunities with any of the divisions, visit sccmo.org/PublicHealth or call 636-949-7400.

About WIC

Funded and administered at the federal level through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and managed at the state level by Missouri’s Bureau of Nutrition Services and WIC, St. Charles County’s program operates through the Division of Health Services within the Department of Public Health. In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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