Women, Infants & Children Services

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for infants, children up to the age of 5, women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC helps families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.

 

Women, Infants & Children Service Area

Effective October 1, 2022, Mid-Sioux's WIC service delivery area was changed from a five-county service area to a ten-county service area (eliminating Ida County and adding Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, O’Brien, Osceola and Palo Alto).

Thank you to our Mid-Sioux Remsen staff - Dawn Ericson, Cindy Kamies, Angie Langel, Lindy Schreier, Jessica Trei, and Kim Woodall-Seliger. These staff have all been instrumental in maintaining current services and also with helping to expand the services into six new counties. In addition, thank you also to the new Spencer office WIC staff – Tami Meendering, Charity Mucino and Maddie Wankum. All three of these employees were previous WIC employees through Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. and were extremely helpful with expanding Mid-Sioux WIC services in the new service delivery area.

Mid-Sioux’s WIC program now has offices in both Remsen and Spencer. The service delivery area now includes 13 different WIC clinic sites. While having staff in two different locations can be a challenge, it has also provided an opportunity for staff from the two offices to help cover clinics in the various locations. This has been especially helpful with staff vacancies and with meeting grant requirements with nutrition assessments. Thank you also to our administration and fiscal staff who have helped tremendously with budget projections and helping submit the grant applications. Everyone helps to meet the various deadlines and required reports is greatly appreciated.

Moving forward in 2023, we will continue to work on meeting the WIC grant requirements. This will include implementing a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program and determining the appropriate service delivery model for our Maternal Health program in the new six counties. We will continue to work through the challenges and look forward to the opportunities!

Visit our webpage for details on how to apply for WIC services.

Visit our calendar for to review WIC service locations.

 
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MidSioux

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a not-for-profit Community Action Agency established in 1965 to fight poverty at a local level by assisting low-income families in Northwest Iowa to become self-sufficient.

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