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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Affinia Healthcare offers WIC services at four of its locations and also at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Health Center.

What is WIC?

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 Mission

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.

What are the benefits?

  • Providing nutritious WIC-approved foods, such as cheese, milk, cereals, eggs, peanut butter, beans, juice, fruits, vegetables, whole-grain bread and much more
  • Helping women find prenatal care, health insurance, family planning options, and general medical care for the mother and child
  • Providing nutrition education to promote healthy eating and active living
  • Promoting and encouraging breast-feeding
  • Offering clients health and nutrition education from Registered Dietitians, Nutrition Education Counselors, and Breastfeeding Counseling
Locations that Provide WIC Services

WIC and Nutrition Service are offered at the following locations:

 

  • Affinia 1717 Biddle Street, 63106
  • Affinia 2220 Lemp Avenue, 63104
  • Affinia 3930 S. Broadway, 63118
  • Affinia 4414 N. Florissant Ave, 63107

 

 

WIC and Nutrition Service Partner Locations

 

MHD Comprehensive Health Center

5471 Martin Luther King Dr., St. Louis, MO 63112

314-367-5820 Ext 2250

 

 

Prince Hall Family Support Center

4411 North Newstead, St. Louis, MO 63115

314-383-3923

 

 

Florence Hill Health Center

5541 Riverview Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63120

314-389-4566 Ext 7109 or Ext 7110

 

 

Homer G. Phillips Health Center

2425 North Whittier Ave., St. Louis, MO 63113

314-371-3100 Ext 6021

 

 

For additional information contact the Affinia Healthcare WIC program at 314-898-1700 or 314-898-1701.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.