This year, the Massachusetts Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program is celebrating its 40th anniversary!  It’s well documented that the WIC Program plays a vital role in the health of women, infants and children. The service WIC has provided to families for the past 40 years is profound and has made a difference in the lives of millions. 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.

Massachusetts WIC will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the State House on Thursday, September 4th from 1:00 – 3:00pm. The agenda will be posted at a later date!

Selfie or Group Selfie for 40th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of WIC’s 40th Anniversary, we would like to feature the many ‘Faces of WIC’ on a feature display at the State House on Thursday, September 4, 2014.  We are asking current and past WIC participants to share with us your selfies!  As a current or past WIC participant, if you choose, please add how WIC has changed your life or what it has meant to you and/or your family.

A selfie is a self photograph typically taken with smart phones. They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm's length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer (selfies) or as many people as can be in focus (group selfie). If you would like to provide a selfie or group selfie, please complete the attached release form (below) and submit along with photo to Karan DiMartino at karan.dimartino@state.ma.us

WIC is the premier nutrition program of the Department of Public Health and provides nutrition and health education, free nutritious food and access to health care to low-to moderate income pregnant women, infants and children under five. Massachusetts WIC currently serves nearly half of all Massachusetts infants and over 125,000 individuals per month.

For more information about WIC’s 40th Anniversary visit www.wicturns40.org

 


This information is provided by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program within the Department of Public Health.