The Scotland County Health Department has announced that a contract to provide WIC services for the fiscal year 2016-2017 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Under the terms of the contract, Scotland County Health Department will be able to serve monthly 105 eligible pregnant or postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age.

WIC offers nutrition education and guidance, breastfeeding education and support, referrals for health care and nutritious foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butters, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, for women and children and baby food and formula for infants for those who qualify for the program.

The Scotland County WIC Program is headed by WIC Coordinator Nancy Holt. Sue Jane Brewer serves as Nutrition Coordinator and nutritionist, Margaret Curry serves as WIC Certifier and Tasma Thornton, RN serves as competent profession authority.

The Health Department is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a,m. to 4 p.m. and offers WIC services on the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Please call the Scotland County Health Department at 660-465-7275 for more information about the WIC Program.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http-://www.a,scr.usda-gov/complaint_filingcust html, and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: pgramjtakeusda.goy.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.