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 to maintain overall health and aid 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 of 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 for 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.