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Reproducible Literature

Files listed below are in .pdf format.


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. Spanish

Breastfeeding is Important DHSS catalog # 481 Bilingual
This handout provides information on the benefits of breastfeeding and illustrates the differences between breast milk and formula. Spanish


Sore Nipples DHSS catalog # 28 Bilingual
Some women may experience sore nipples when breastfeeding. This handout provides information on the prevention and treatment of sore nipples. Spanish



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 Bilingual
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. Spanish



Engorgement DHSS catalog #267 Bilingual
Some breastfeeding women experience engorgement. This handout provides information on symptoms, prevention and treatment of engorgement. Spanish



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.

Rooming-in at the Hospital DHSS catalog # 329 Bilingual
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. Spanish


Initial Nutrition EducationInitial Nutrition Education (10-13) #626 Bilingual New!
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.

Missouri WIC Mom and Baby Food PackagesMissouri WIC Mom and Baby Food Packages
This handout compares the different food packages available for moms and infants and illustrates how the amount of infant formula received impacts the mother’s food package. The other side of the handout provides information on breastfeeding, including benefits and why WIC does not provide formula to breastfeeding infants the first month. Warehouse catalog English (#1001),  Spanish (#731)
Arabic, Bosnia, Chinese, English (#1001), Farsi, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Spanish (#731), Somali, Ukrainian, Vietnamese


Foods To Grown On Food To Grow On – Birth-12 month - Revised 12/2010
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 New!
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) New!
DHSS catalog #129
Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

 


Importance of Following Instructions of Infant Formulas Guidelines for Infant Formula Preparation (Bilingual #191):
It is very important counseling staff assure that participants understand how to prepare infant formula (powdered and liquid concentrated) properly.  Understanding proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, use, and storage are important when preparing infant formula. Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

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.


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.


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.





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. Initial Counseling (10-15 minutes)
  3. A password to access the InternetNo-Cost Web coach
  4. Up to four follow-up Telephone-Counseling Sessions.
  5. May be eligible for Nicotine Gum with a physician’s approval. (Discontinued February, 2011)

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

Nutrition Education Materials

 
 
 
 
 
 
Which Foods Have Iron Which Foods Have Iron New!
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
 
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

DHSS Catalog #912 New!
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
 

 
 

A Special Message for Grandparents A Special Message for Grandparents
This handout provides ideas for grandparents, showing children they are loved through the use of activities and foods that promote good health.  DHSS catalog #167.
Available for downloading in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

FIT WIC Brochures/Posters:

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

Fit WIC Clinic Criteria LWPLocal WIC Provider Guidance

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

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.


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.


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, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Italian, Romanian, 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.

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

 

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

 

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

shopping guide flyer Shopping Guide for Fruits and Vegetables
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

 

12345 Fit-Tastic campaign   Coming Soon!

The Missouri WIC Program has joined up with the 12345 Fit-Tastic campaign, a National Intuitive 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

 

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, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, 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. Local WIC provider contact information can be included in the space allocated on the poster.  The poster is available in 12 different languages.  The English version of the poster is available in the DHSS warehouse #62.
Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Farsi, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese

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 Cultural Competency Resources
Resource Information on Providing Services to Non-English Speaking Applicants and/or participants.
Language Identification Flash Cards
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Beneficiary Brochure

Office of Civil Rights Fact Sheets

WIC Cultural Competency Reports
The surveys were conducted to assess needs for developing projects and resources materials in 2006 and 2007. The reports were completed by the contractor, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Report on the 2006 Missouri WIC Mother-Caregiver Satisfaction Survey
Report on the 2006 Missouri WIC Professional Staff Cultural Competency Survey
Report on the 2007 Missouri WIC Staff Cultural Competency Survey

WIC/Head Start programs team to produce better results
Study confirms collaboration of good nutrition and physical activity messages causes a bigger impact on participants.

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

Food Safety Information
Food safety information on the fresh and pre-packaged food products we buy and consume every day

Literature to be ordered from the DHSS Warehouse

Environmental Health and Communicable Disease Literature
Information on Immunizations, Hand Washing, Food Safety, Lead Issues, and Communicable Disease

Genetics and Healthy Childhood Literature
Large variety of valuable information on Pregnancy, Infancy, Childhood and Parenting, including information on Breastfeeding, Alcohol and Smoking During Pregnancy, Folic Acids, Newborn Screening, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Safe sleep for Baby, New born hearing screening, and Well Child Check-Up.

Health Promotions Literature
Information on 5-a-day, School Lunch, Team Nutrition and Dietary Guidelines.

Cancer Control Literature 
Information on Breast Cancer, Colposcopy, HPV & Cervical Cancer, Mammogram, and Pap Exam

Chronic Disease Control Literature
Information on Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Reading Food Labels, and Stroke.

Health Promotion-Tobacco Cessation Program Literature
Information on Smoking and Tobacco

WIC and Nutrition Services Literature
For WIC Providers Only
Published literature, except outreach materials, are developed to assist local WIC providers provide better services and nutrition education to WIC participants. All materials are purchased with WIC funds (USDA funds). For these reasons, only local WIC providers are allowed to order the items listed on the WIC and Nutrition Services Literature from the DHSS warehouse.