GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- In a ceremony held last week at the Greenburgh Neighborhood Health Center, the facility announced its partnership and participation in the nationwide Women Infants and Children, or WIC, Program.
WIC offers nutrition, education, breastfeeding support, referrals and a variety of nutritious foods to low income pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 to promote and support good health. WIC improves the health of pregnant women, new moms and their infants and children. The foods provided through WIC are a good source of nutrients often missing from the diets of women and young children. WIC participants have longer, healthier pregnancies and fewer premature births.
To qualify for inclusion in the program, one must be a pregnant woman; an infant or child up to five years old; a mother of a baby up to six months old; or a breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old.
Eligible participants do not have to be U.S. citizens but they must be a resident of New York State and must meet eligibility guidelines or receive benefits from food stamps, Medicaid or temporary assistance for needy families.
Those enrolled in the program receive monthly checks to purchase nutritious foods for low income families with young children.
Hours of operation of the Health Center at Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.