The Pettis County Health Center has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2017 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under terms of the contract, the PCHC will be able to serve 1,578 persons eligible for WIC every month.

WIC (the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children) provides, at no cost, specific nutritious supplemental foods including milk, eggs, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, beans and peanut butter. Nutrition education for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and infants and children up to the age of 5 is provided. Referrals are provided for health care and community resources. WIC participants must meet WIC income guidelines and be determined to be at nutritional risk.

Income guidelines effective thru March 31, 2017:
Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 21,978 1,832 423
2 29,637 2,470 570
3 37,296 3,108 718
4 44,955 3,747 865
5 52,614 4,385 1,012
6 60,273 5,023 1,160

Pregnant women are counted as two family members. Income guidelines for families with more than 6 members can be obtained by calling local WIC office.
Persons interested in applying or in need of more information should contact the Pettis County Health Center WIC office at 827-4599 or come to the office at 911 E. 16th Street, Sedalia, Mo.

Standards for participation in the WIC program are the same for everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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