by: Becky Willeke, Ozarks First
More Missouri residents are eligible to take part in the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) due to expanded state income guidelines.
Officials say studies show participation in the WIC program results in fewer low-birth weight babies, fewer infant deaths, more regular medical care, and reduced health care costs.
Here are the revised Missouri WIC income guidelines effective April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022:
For more information about joining the program head to the Missouri Health Department’s WIC page.