There is good news for mothers and their children in Lafayette County who may need assistance providing healthy food and a balanced diet for their families. The Women, Infants and Children, or “WIC” program has expanded. Lafayette County Health Department has been given permission to be a subcontractor with Rodgers Lafayette to do outreach WIC services in Lafayette County. Demand for the WIC program has been increasing over the years, and the partnership will help accommodate that growth.
WIC will be offered at the following locations:
Lafayette County Health Department
Rodgers Lafayette Office
The WIC program provides healthy food and nutrition to women and their children. Benefits of the WIC program include:
- support and help with breastfeeding
- personal counseling and nutrition information
- supplemental foods
- referrals to other health programs that could benefit a family
Mothers may qualify for WIC services if they are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an infant younger than 12 months of age, or a child or children under the age of 5. There is no cost for the service. To be eligible, families must meet income guidelines and be in need of nutritional education.
Call 660-259-3823 (Rodgers-Lafayette) or 660-259-4371 (Lafayette County Health Department) for an appointment or more information. All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.