Generation XL2: Mother and Child Health





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Uploaded on Nov 7, 2011

KCPT's Barbra Porter sits down with local experts to guide viewers through the prenatal steps of achieving a health pregnancy and long-term health for their child.

Text 4 Babies
Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or child's age.

Parents As Teachers
Parents as teachers provides information, support and encouragement for parents to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.


HotLine Numbers
Domestic Abuse Metro 24-Hour Hotline at 816-468-5463.

Tobacco Quit Line
Missouri and Kansas -- 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

Nutrition Assistance
WIC -- Women, Infants and Children nutrition program
WIC provides Federal grants to States for 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.

SNAP -- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
In 2008, the Food Stamp Program (FSP) was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), reflecting the program's recent modernization and greater focus on nutrition.

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