Cole County WIC program contract renewed

The Cole County Health Department has renewed its contract for 2012 with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to continue to provide WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) services.

Under the terms of the contract, the Cole County WIC program may serve 1,752 persons eligible for WIC every month.

WIC provides, at no cost, to eligible people: healthy food, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and referrals to other health programs. To be eligible for the program, people must be: pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women; and infants and children under the age of 5. Participants must meet income guidelines.

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