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Webster County WIC Program Receives Renewed Funding

MARSHFIELD, Mo. – With renewed funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Webster County Health Unit will continue to offer nutritional education services and support to nearly 850 women, infants and children through the WIC program.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. – With renewed funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Webster County Health Unit will continue to offer nutritional education services and support to nearly 850 women, infants and children through the WIC program.

The WIC program will receive funding in fiscal year October 2013 through September 2014 to offer services during 10,183 client visits at locations in both Seymour and Marshfield, according to a statement.

“The WIC program is making a difference in the lives of Webster County residents,” says administrator Jaci McReynolds in a statement.  “In the past year we have seen obesity rates among WIC adult participants drop and breastfeeding initiation rates and duration increase.  We still need to make progress in reducing obesity rates in Webster County, but WIC is helping move that dial.”

The program provides information and resources in an effort to empower participants to make healthy decisions about health and nutrition.  It also offers assistance with purchasing foods like cereal, peanut butter, cheese and milk, to help supplement a healthy diet.

The Webster County WIC office is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm by appointment only.  Services are offered in Seymour the first Thursday of each month.

For income eligibility information, visit www.webstercohealth.com or call 417-859-2532.
 
For more information, contact the Webster County Health Unit at 233 E Washington in Marshfield, call 417-859-2532 or go online to www.webstercohealth.com, Facebook or Twitter.
 
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