March is National Nutrition Month® and the theme for 2023 is “Fuel for the Future.”
Bloomington Public Health helps low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children through age five with access to nutritional fuel through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition program.
“I tend to cook the same few dishes because the kids will eat them. But when I wanted to try new recipes that are kid friendly, WIC staff showed me how to access the ‘Affordable Flavors’ cookbook and menu plan on the WIC website,” said one WIC participant. “The site has loads of great recipes using WIC foods and it helps my family eat well on a budget!”
WIC provides nutritional education and direct food benefits, including a debit card for use at grocery stores. Residents of Bloomington, Edina or Richfield can call the Public Health WIC program at 952-563-8993 to apply for or learn more about the program.
The program has helped many families succeed. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
In 2021, Bloomington Public Health provided services and support to nearly 3,100 participants in the WIC Supplemental Nutrition program.