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Temporary benefit increase extended through March, 2022 for Missouri WIC participants

Missouri WIC is extending the temporary increase of the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases for January, February, and March 2022. The increase is the same amount as November and December: $24.00 per month for child participants, $43.00 per month for pregnant and postpartum women participants, and $47.00 per month for breastfeeding women […]

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Missouri WIC participants to see temporary benefit increase

Missouri WIC is temporarily increasing the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases during November and December to $24 per month for children, $43 per month for pregnant and postpartum participants, and $47 per month for breastfeeding participants. Standard CVB values range from $9-11. WIC is the Department of Health and Senior Services Special […]

Dr. Khannah Smith, M.D.

Screening encouraged during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, outside of skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (13%) women in the US will develop […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Hawley: Biden vaccine mandate shows contempt for religious liberty

U.S. Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to co-chairs of the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce – the Office of Personnel Management Director, Kiran Ahuja; General Services Administrator, Robin Carnahan; and Covid-19 Response Coordinator, Jeff Zients – demanding answers on President Biden’s vaccine mandate, which fails to provide adequate safeguards for the sincerely held religious beliefs of federal […]

Caldwell County Health Department

Caldwell County Health Department to host Community Fall Baby Shower

The Caldwell County Health Department will hold a Community Fall Baby Shower for expecting mothers and those with babies up to six months old. The event will be at the health department of Kingston on November 4th from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be an infant-friendly cooking demonstration, education on breastfeeding, car seat installation, […]

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Sullivan County Health Department to hold events celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month; events for parents to be held in Milan Community

The Sullivan County Health Department will hold weekly events in August to celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Lifelines Pregnancy Help Center of Kirksville will have resource education available for parents at the Milan Community Center on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 30th from 9 until 1 o’clock and August 26th from 3 o’clock to 5:30. […]

Breastfeeding

New Missouri law mandates private space and break times for breastfeeding teachers

(Missouri Independent) – Eight months after her son was born, Webster Groves High School teacher Jaime Adamski broke down in tears at her doctor’s office.  Her breast milk had declined significantly since she had gone back to work. “I was depressed, angry, frustrated,” she said. “I felt like I was not a good enough mother […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center to host baby shower

The Livingston County Health Center will host a come-and-go breastfeeding baby shower for expectant and breastfeeding mothers. The event will be in Simpson Park of Chillicothe at the Kiwanis Shelter near the tennis courts on August 3, 2021, from 5:30 to 6:30 in the evening. There will be vendor booths, information about the benefits of breastfeeding, […]

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Missouri WIC to see temporary benefit increase

Missouri WIC is temporarily increasing the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases (CVB) to $35 per month for eligible women and children. WIC is the Department of Health and Senior Services Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. The American Rescue Plan Act gave USDA authority to temporarily increase the CVB […]

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Missouri WIC income guidelines updated for 2021-2022

Missouri WIC announces the release of the updated Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) effective April 1, 2021. WIC is the Department of Health and Senior Services Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) releases annual adjustments to the IEGs used in determining eligibility […]

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy and Health Center announces new Director of Education

The Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy and Health Center of Trenton announces a new Director of Education. Gail Bryan oversees and develops all of the education programs Life Options provides. She grew up in Liberty and has lived in the Green Hills area since 2014. Bryan says one of the goals of Life Options is […]

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Missouri WIC changes infant formula manufacturer beginning January 1, 2021

WIC, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children will be changing the brand of standard infant formulas available to participating infants effective January 1, 2021. The Missouri WIC program will change its standard infant formulas from Enfamil to Similac. WIC federal regulations require all state […]

Breastfeeding

Andrew County recognized as model program for their exemplary support of breastfeeding mothers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Andrew County, Missouri, with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Loving Support Award of Excellence for exemplary efforts in supporting breastfeeding WIC mothers. These awards were part of USDA’s National WIC Breastfeeding Week, celebrated August 1-7. Breastfeeding provides countless benefits to both babies and […]

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center officially opens for services on July 6th

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center will officially open for services on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 1433 Lulu Street in Trenton, Missouri. Life Options Green Hills is a pregnancy medical center that will serve clients throughout the Green Hills area. As a pregnancy medical center, Life Options will meet the needs of individuals, […]

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Livingston County Health Center to host “Breastfeeding Baby Shower”

Livingston County Health Center is hosting a Breastfeeding Baby Shower for expectant and breastfeeding Moms Tuesday, August 13th at Celebrations at Jerseys from 5:30-7 p.m. The event will include a light supper, a few speakers, vendor booths, information about the benefits of breastfeeding and prize giveaways. Each Mom can bring one adult guest and will […]

Grundy County Health Department Website

Grundy County Health Department Announces Events in May and June

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton plans to hold several events in May and June. One of the events is a barbecue for Public Health Month in the health department’s back parking lot Friday, April 26th from 11:30 to 1:30. Health Educator Abby Oberman says Hy-Vee will grill meat during the event. The barbecue […]

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Livingston County Health Center wins coveted award from USDA

The Livingston County Health Center’s Women, Infants, and Children Program have received a Loving Support Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture. The award program was established to recognize agencies that provide exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support services. Only agencies that operated a peer counseling program for at least one year and […]