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 […]

Health News

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 […]

WIC Women Infant Children

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 […]

WIC Women Infant Children

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, […]

Breastfeeding

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 […]

Loving Support

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 […]

Breastfeeding

Grins and Giggles Daycare in Chillicothe becomes Missouri breastfeeding friendly child care facility.

Grins and Giggles Daycare today joined a growing number of Missouri early care facilities becoming a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care facility. A breastfeeding-friendly child care proactively supports the families they serve and their employees who choose to breastfeed their infants. They provide time, space and other benefits to encourage breastfeeding after a mom returns […]