Last week, the Southeastern Utah District Health Department presented a Women, Infant and Children (WIC) open house. The open house was designed to inform the public of the WIC program as well as show off the newly remodeled building in the Price and Castle Dale offices.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that is designed for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and postpartum women. The program is also for infants and children up to age five. Some of the benefits from this program include nutrition, health and breastfeeding education, support, referrals and service information.
The open house also provided health department representatives the chance to show of their recently updated offices along with providing the public with an opportunity to meet some of the new employees.
Pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, infants and children under five years of age may be eligible for this program, but must meet the following requirements: Live in Carbon, Emery or Grand counties and meet income guidelines or are receiving medicaid or food stamps.