Fair
55°FFairFull Forecast

WIC celebrates 40 years

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 10:58 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:04 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Women, Infants and Children [WIC] program for low-income pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding help and referrals to other community agencies.

In 2013, the DeKalb County Health Department assisted nearly 3,000 individuals through the WIC program.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that WIC helps to reduce premature births, as well as low birth-weight babies.

WIC improves access to prenatal care earlier in pregnancy, and increases a women’s consumption of key nutrients necessary for a healthy pregnancy as well as improves diet quality.

To learn more about the DeKalb County Health Department WIC program, call 815-748-2402. Services are by appointment Monday through Wednesday or walk-in Thursday and Friday. Visit online at healthdekalbcounty.org.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

Judge Denies Motion to Drop Rifkin Charge

More videos »

Reader Poll

How much are you comfortable spending on a purchase without consulting your spouse first?
Up to $500
Between $501 and $750
Between $751 and $1,000
More than $1,000