WIC Local Agency Related Links
WIC is a public health nutrition program that is vital to the health of women, infants, and children across Missouri. These community partners support the WIC program:
US Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Services - WIC
USDA's Food and Nutrition Services sponsors this set of pages about the WIC program. Federal laws and regulations can be found here.
National WIC Association
The National WIC Association provides leadership in promoting quality nutrition services; advocating WIC services for all eligible women, infants, and children; and ensuring sound, responsible management of WIC.
Missouri WIC Association (MWA)
The MWA strives to provide our WIC community with the best possible services. Ways in which they do this are through: increased participation, communication, services, and structure.
WIC Developmental Milestones Program
The Missouri WIC Developmental Milestones Program is a partnership between the University of Missouri and the WIC program, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” public health campaign.
Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing
Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing is a public awareness and action campaign that empowers parents and caregivers with fun and easy ways to improve their child’s learning. Research shows that talking, reading, and singing with a child every day from birth builds their brain as well as important language, math, reading, and social-emotional skills.
Family Nutrition Education Program (FNEP) Guidance
Local agencies in Missouri partner with FNEP educators (sometimes referred to as nutrition program assistants or NPAs) in the Family Nutrition Education Program from the University of Missouri Extension to provide nutrition education for WIC participants.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.