W.I.C. Program Strives to Educate Community on Nutrition

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio. – With March being National Nutrition month, the Women, Infants, and Children Program are working hard to educate the community about nutrition.

The W.I.C program is an organization that provides nutrition education tailored to a specific individual. They’re looking to give nutrition tips to moms who are pregnant, nursing, or their kids are age zero to five.

“I have four nutrition professionals on staff with the W.I.C program. We have two registered dietitians, and two registered dietary technicians. We have phenomenal experience and expertise that kind of reinforce those health messages, and also provide guidance on some of those more tricky situations,” W.I.C Project Manager Jody Shriver Said.

Shriver also said nutrition is extremely important for mothers who are pregnant or have young children.

She also added “Moms are creating and sustaining lives, we want to make sure that they’re properly nourished and taken care of throughout the entire pregnancy and then even postpartum. One can only take care of somebody else if they take care of themselves first.”

To learn more about the W.I.C program here in Zanesville, you can visit their Facebook page Muskingum County WIC. Be sure to hit the like button for daily messages, and you can also privately message them if you have questions about the program.

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