Secretary of Health Addresses
National WIC Conference; Celebrates Program’s 40th Anniversary
– Secretary of Health Michael Wolf yesterday
helped kick off the National Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Association’s 31st Annual Education and Networking Conference and
Exhibits in Pittsburgh.
about Pennsylvania’s WIC program accomplishments, while acknowledging the
program’s 40th anniversary.
service WIC has provided to families for the past 40 years is profound and has
made a difference in the lives of millions,” said Wolf. “With its emphasis on
providing nutritious foods to ensure adequate growth and development, nutrition
information that is tailored to individual need, and referrals to appropriate
health care services, the WIC mission falls in line with the department’s
objective to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to
assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Pennsylvanians.”
Pennsylvania WIC Program is a federal program operated by the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA). WIC provides supplemental foods to meet the
special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and
non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of
WIC, pregnant women, mothers, and caregivers of infants and children under age
five learn about good nutrition to keep themselves and their families healthy.
The program currently serves over 253,000 individuals per month statewide.
National WIC Association’s four-day conference & exhibits, May 18-21, is
bringing together approximately 1,000 state and local WIC agency directors,
nutritionists, community stakeholders and corporate executives who provide food
products for the WIC program.
more about the WIC Program, visit www.pawic.com. Information is also available by
calling 800-WIC-WINS (800-942-9467).