Effective October 1, 2015, NWICA is proud to announce that it will serve as the Sponsor for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program in Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter and Pulaski Counties.
The WIC Program is a federally funded Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education for Women, Infants, and Children through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with oversight through the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). WIC is nationally recognized as an effective means for improving access to nutritious foods and promoting healthier eating and lifestyles.
Each year In Indiana, an average of more than 167,000 women, infants, and children are provided access to nutrition and health screenings and assessments, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and promotion, referrals to other existing Indiana health, family and social services, and supplemental healthy foods designed to meet special nutritional needs.
Mr. Gary Olund, President/CEO said, "Today, a talented and dedicated group of professionals join NWICA. We share a strong commitment to helping others improve their quality and the quality of life of their children and families. Whether it be the vital services that WIC provides to women, infants, and children or the many other vital services for low-income, elderly or those with disabilities that NWICA sponsors, one constant must exist in all we do. We are each here to give our absolute best each and every day in service to others."