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Free Resources for Missouri WIC Local Agencies

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The order form for these items is located at WIC LWP - Forms, under ‘Resource Order Forms’.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Plan
It is important for mothers to talk to their partner and doctor before delivery about their decision to breastfeed, so they can provide the best support possible. This handout can be provided to WIC mothers to help her family and healthcare providers understand her ideal hospital experience and feeding goals. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Breastfeeding is Important DHSS catalog # 481 (English/Spanish)
This handout provides information on the benefits of breastfeeding and illustrates the differences between breast milk and formula. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

How to Know Your Baby is Getting Enough DHSS catalog #568 English #569 Spanish
This handout provides information on infant tummy size and appropriate number of wet/dirty diapers for a breastfed baby. A log for tracking the number of wet and dirty diapers the baby has each day for the first week postpartum is on the back. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Rooming-in at the Hospital DHSS catalog # 329 (English/Spanish)
After birth it is recommended that babies stay with their mothers in their hospital room 24 hours per day. This is known as “rooming-in.” This handout provides information on the benefits of rooming-in at the hospital and how to be successful. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, English, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Sore Nipples DHSS catalog # 28 (English/Spanish)
Some women may experience sore nipples when breastfeeding. This handout provides information on the prevention and treatment of sore nipples. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

nipple shield Nipple Shields
Occasionally women need to use a nipple shield as a short term solution for a breastfeeding problem. This handout provides guidance to women on how to use, tips for success and how to wean from a nipple shield. (At this time, available for download only.)

Hand Expression DHSS catalog #29 (English/Spanish)
Many women find hand expression an efficient way to express breast milk, especially in the early days when milk supply is not abundant. This hand out provides instructions and tips on how to be successful with hand expression. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Engorgement DHSS catalog #267 (English/Spanish)
Some breastfeeding women experience engorgement. This handout provides information on symptoms, prevention and treatment of engorgement. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Proper Storage Handling of BreastmilkProper Storage and Handling of Breast Milk DHSS Catalog #653 (English/Spanish)
This handout provides information on the storage of breast milk and tips on how to be successful with pumping. Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

CDC Breast Pump Cleaning Guidelines CDC Breast Pump Cleaning Guidelines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a fact sheet with guidelines on cleaning breast pump parts safely. These guidelines are appropriate to use with any breast pump and may be printed and provided to clients, or provided electronically. The fact sheet is available here.

Certification

Welcome to WIC Welcome to WIC   
Information used to provide counseling to new participants to tell them the basics of participation in the WIC program. DHSS Catalog #1204. The translated versions are also available for downloading: Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Italian, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Initial Nutrition EducationInitial Nutrition Education (10-13) #626 Bilingual
This literature is to be used for the Initial Nutrition Education contact at certification and/or re-certification visit(s) for all WIC participants.
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Exit Counseling Exit Counseling (03-12 version)
This literature is to be used for exit counseling to all women who are about to be graduated from the WIC program. DHSS Catalog #712 (English). These translations are also available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

WIC Substance Use (#508)
This handout provides substance use information and is designed to be used for the initial nutrition education contact.
Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Substance Use: Risk To You and Your Family (#509) This brochure provides information on substances that may be abused by WIC participants or their family members.

Nutrition Education

Missouri WIC Circle Chart
Missouri Circle Chart (front) and (back) - The Circle Chart may be used to assist the participant in setting a participant-centered goal.

Substance Use: Risk To You and Your Family (#509) This brochure provides information on substances that may be abused by WIC participants or their family members.



Which Foods Have Iron Which Foods Have Iron
This handout provides information on good sources of iron, strategies to absorb more iron, and consequences of low iron. It may be used for women and children. DHSS Catalog #172 English #173 Spanish

Cookin' with Beans
get cookin with beans flyer Arabic - Bosnian - Chinese - English - Farsi - Hmong - Korean - Russian - Somali - Spanish - Ukrainian



Fit WIC Clinic - NutritionNutrition
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.



MyPlate Poster
MyPlate - What's on your plate?
DHSS Catalog #117 English
MyPlate Poster
MyPlate - What's on your plate?
DHSS Catalog #118 Spanish

MyPlate Preschooler Poster
MyPlate for Preschoolers
DHSS Catalog #121 English
MyPlate Preschooler Poster
MyPlate for Preschoolers
DHSS Catalog #158 Spanish

Protect Your Baby and Yourself from Listeriosis Protect Your Baby and Yourself from Listeriosis




Yogurt fact Sheet
Provides basic information about yogurt, including health benefits associated with intake of yogurt and how to store and recipes. (catalog #959)
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Milk Fat Comparison Poster
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese

A Guide to Using Soymilk and Tofu (#1275)
soy milk and tofu flyer Provides basic information about soymilk and tofu, including health benefits associated with intake of soy foods and how to store and use each food. (Includes recipes)
English

WIC has MOOoved to 1% Milk and/or Skim Milk (Effective Oct. 1, 2014)

MOOoving to 1% Milk and/or Skim Milk Sticker
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese


Nutrition Fruit-Veggie Stickers Nutrition Fruit-Veggie Stickers





Fruits and Vegetables
fruit and vegetables flyer Shop Smart! Get the most fruits and vegetables from your WIC benefits:
Arabic - Bosnian- Chinese - English - Farsi - Hmong - Korean - Russian - Somali - Spanish - Ukrainian - Vietnamese

Whole Grains
whole grains flyer WIC provides whole grains for WIC families:
Arabic - Bosnian - Chinese - English - Farsi - Hmong - Korean - Russian - Somali - Spanish - Ukrainian - Vietnamese

Women

Common Complaints of Pregnancy Relief from Common Problems of Pregnancy ENGLISH (#51)
This handout is designed to provide information about some of the most common complaints during pregnancy, such as nausea and vomiting, heartburn, and constipation.  It also provides women with specific remedies to minimize the discomfort and complaints. Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Farsi, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish (#593) Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Missouri Tobacco Quitline Card For Pregnant Women “Gonna Be A MOM” (#510)
Missouri Tobacco Quitline Card The card is designed to be given to pregnant women who smoke.  When a pregnant woman enrolls in the Tobacco Quitline Program, the following services are available (at no cost to the caller).


  1. Free Quit Kit
  2. Registration & Initial Counseling: The registration process takes 15-20 minutes. After registering for services, Quitline participants will be transferred to a quit coach for the initial counseling session, which takes about 10-15 minutes.
  3. A password to access the Internet No-Cost Web coach
  4. Up to nine follow-up Telephone-Counseling Sessions, throughout pregnancy and into the postpartum period
  5. May be eligible for Nicotine Gum with a physician’s approval

Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Farsi, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Weight Gain During Pregnancy Weight Gain During Pregnancy English and Spanish
Information for pregnant women about what is an appropriate weight gain and where  the weight goes.  DHSS catalog #618 
Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

DHSS Catalog #912
Choose MyPlate for Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Non-Breastfeeding Women
Special nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women are the focus of this handout. It is designed to provide nutrition information needed to help mom and baby stay healthy.
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

MyPyramid in Action: Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding MyPyramid in Action: Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Infants/Children

Foods To Grown On Food To Grow On – Birth-12 month - Revised 4/17
A guide to provide nutrition information for parents and caregivers of babies.  Nutrition is important for the physical and mental development of your baby. DHSS catalog #618
Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Foods To Grown On Food To Grow On – 12 - 18 months 
DHSS catalog #1283
Provides information about feeding WIC children 12 to 18 months of age, including weaning from a bottle and a sample menu plan. Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Foods To Grown On Food To Grow On – 19 - 24 months
DHSS catalog #1284
Provides information about feeding WIC children 19 to 24 months of age, including tips for happy mealtimes, healthy habits and a sample menu plan. Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Homemade Baby Food Handout Homemade Baby Food
DHSS catalog #128 (English), #132 (Spanish)
Tips for Making Homemade Baby Food!  Making your own baby food is easier than you think! By making your own food at home you can save money, have control over the variety and texture of food and be confident you’re giving your baby the best food available.
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Recipe Tip CardHomemade Baby Food Recipes (Bilingual)
DHSS catalog #129
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

A Healthy Smile for Your Young Child A Healthy Smile for Your Young Child
DHSS catalog #908
This brochure discusses ways to keep your child's teeth healthy through cleaning and proper nutrition.

Physical Activity

Fit WIC Clinic - Physical ActivityPhysical Activity
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.


Exercise During Pregnancy Exercise During Pregnancy
Developed for use with Fit WIC MO, this brochure provides guidelines for exercising safely during pregnancy.  Includes space for an individual goal.  DHSS Catalog #1095.  English.

12345 Fit-Tastic campaign

The Missouri WIC Program has joined up with the 12345 Fit-Tastic campaign, a National Initiative out of Kansas City, MO based upon the Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity: Summary Report by Sarah E. Barlow, MD, MPH, and the Expert Committee.

The handouts work right along with our child nutrition assessment form (WIC-35) and will provide you with an easy way to educate moms, if questions #4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 11 on the WIC-35 are revealed to be an issues during the assessment process.



English #789
Spanish #951

Playing with your baby Playing with Your Baby
Developed for use with Fit WIC MO, this brochure provides ideas for games to play with baby,
appropriate toys and household objects for active play.  Includes space for an individual goal.  DHSS  Catalog #1092.  English.

Playing with your 1-3 year old Playing with Your 1-3 Year Old
Developed for use with Fit WIC MO, this brochure provides ideas for appropriate indoor and outdoor toddler activities.  Includes space for an individual goal.  DHSS Catalog #1093.  English.


Playing with your 4-6 year old Playing with Your 4-6 Year Old
Developed for use with Fit WIC MO, this brochure provides ideas for appropriate indoor and outdoor activities for children.  Includes space for an individual goal.  DHSS Catalog #1094.  English.

Outreach

Missouri WIC Sample Food Package Missouri WIC Sample Food Packages - Breastfed Mom & Baby (English)
DHSS catalog #1007 - Two sided poster 11.5 x 15 inches
DHSS catalog #1108 - One sided poster 11.5 x 15 inches
DHSS catalog #1109 - Two sided poster 8.5 x 11 inches

Missouri WIC Works Outreach Brochure "Missouri WIC Works" Outreach Brochure
Basic information about the WIC program. Designed to help provide information to those unfamiliar with the program. Excellent material to use in outreach activities. DHSS Catalog #175

Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Missouri WIC Works Outreach Brochure "Missouri WIC Works" Outreach Poster 
This poster is designed to promote and market the Missouri WIC program and serve as outreach to those who are unfamiliar with the WIC program.
Small size (8.5" x 11")      Large size (11" x 17")

Missouri WIC Works Outreach Brochure "Connecting Health Professionals & WIC” - Missouri WIC Works Outreach Brochure - NEW!
The brochure provides information about the WIC Program to healthcare providers . The local WIC providers will include contact information that can be used to refer potential applicants to the LWP for services. It is an outreach tool to encourage more collaboration between healthcare providers and local WIC providers. DHSS catalog #154

wic facts for employers WIC Facts for Employers
This outreach brochure provides information about the WIC Program to employers. (Available for download only.)

WIC Birthday Cards
WIC Birthday cards are to assist local agency staff with child retention. These cards, which were designed to celebrate the birthday of children 1-5 years old, include information on WIC benefits: supplemental foods, nutrition education, health screenings and breastfeeding support. The cards are available in English.

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Fact Sheets, Booklets, and Newsletters about lead poisoning. Lead poisoning is one of the most common and preventable environmental health problems today.

Immunization Information
Immunization Information for parents/guardians and WIC local providers.

Insect-Borne Disease Prevention Information
Information on West Nile Virus. (Personal Protection Household Protection, and Community Protection) and Tick-borne Disease and Free Public Education Materials