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Richmond Heights WIC Clinics

Below are WIC Clinics and Programs in Richmond Heights

Affinia Healthcare Wic Program At St. Mary’s Health Center

6420 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights MO 63117

WIC is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, usually administered by the State Department of Health and Senior Services. WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. The National WIC program was established in 1972 when a National Nutritional Survey found anemia and inadequate growth to be common among American Families. These conditions can adversely affect brain size and cognitive ability. WIC’s primary mission is to give our most vulnerable children the best possible start by providing nutrition education and healthy food during the critical stages of fetal and childhood development and to achieve optimal nutritional status for children before they start school.

WIC Resources

  • WIC Breast Feeding Support
    Breastfeeding is essential in infant development and is recommended by the Women, Infant, and Child Program to be the best way of feeding babies.
  • WIC Eligibility Criteria
    To qualify for WIC benefits, applicants must meet Categorical, Residential, Income and Nutritional Risk Requirements.