WIC helps supply nutritious foods so that pregnant women, new moms and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC helps children reach their full growth potential and WIC children enter school ready to learn and show better cognitive performance.
Annual News Release: The Butler County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2018 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Butler County Health Department will be able to serve 1843 persons eligible for WIC every month.
Butler County Health Department is recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic and a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
WIC applicants must meet eligibility requirements under the following Categorical, Residential, Income, and Nutrition Risk criteria…
Who is eligible?
WIC participants receive checks to purchase specific foods at the grocery store each month which are designed to supplement their diets. WIC foods are high in one or more of the following nutrients:
Different food packages are provided for different categories of participants. WIC foods may include:
WIC participants are required to receive nutrition education at least once between every certification and mid-certification. Nutrition education is available one on one with a nutritionist on staff or an online option is available for non-high risk participants.
Our health department encourages families to breastfeed and offers the following breastfeeding services:
WIC refers clients to a variety of health and social service agencies and programs. Examples include: MO Health Net, Food Stamps, Prenatal care, Prenatal Case Management, Medical and Dental Services, Family Planning, Immunizations, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Head Start, Early Childhood, First Steps and Food Assistance Programs.
Call Butler County Health Department to schedule an appointment. Evening clinic hours are available every Thursday. Satellite clinics are offered in Neelyville. Applicants must bring the following to the certification appointment: