WIC ANNUAL REPORT
WIC is a nutrition program, nationally recognized as an effective means for improving access to nutritious foods, and promoting healthier eating habits and lifestyles.
The Gibson/Posey County WIC Program maintains a caseload of 1,000 participants. We have a caseload of 700 participants in Gibson County. As a nutrition education program, we continue to offer education on several topics relating to Healthy pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Infant and Child Nutrition.
Redeeming WIC benefits is now easier than ever with the new EBT card.
Nutrition Education is provided to our WIC families to help the whole family eat better. Breastfeeding promotion and education is a big part of the WIC program. We also are able to provide breast pumps and supplies to our WIC moms as a need has been established.
Our local WIC program will be participating in the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program again this year. We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer this program to our WIC clients. It is a big benefit to our WIC program participants.
Peggy Howard, R.N., IBCLC
Staff: Peggy Howard RN, Coordinator
Alison Beal-Edwards RN
Amy Marshall RD
Diane Wellmeyer, Clinic Assistant
Carrie Kissel, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
WIC Success Story
Our local WIC success story include all of our WIC Moms who breastfeed their babies. Some of these women have had difficulties getting started breastfeeding but continue to fully BF. These Moms continue to be persistent and value the benefits of breast milk for their infants. We have worked closely with them and Carrie, our Peer Counselor, stays in contact with them. We feel these women have been a role model to our other WIC Moms. As WIC staff we are proud to know them and we feel privileged to work with them to meet their goals.