WIC currently serves over 4,000 clients each month between the Central, West, and North sites at People’s Health Centers. The program aims to improve the health of families in St. Louis and surrounding communities by offering nutrition and health education to pregnant and post-partum women. Families that participate in WIC also receive education about proper feeding practices for children under the age of five. WIC also promotes services in St. Louis by offering referrals to programs that WIC families find useful. Lastly, WIC sets excellent examples for food selection by supplying participants in the program with vouchers which are used to purchase nutritious foods.
Selected foods are presented to clients as a food package which is designed to meet each participant’s individual needs.
Clinical nutrition services are available for all patients of the health center. Several programs are in place to ensure that patients are given the opportunity to receive assistance with changes in lifestyle and diet to optimize health outcomes.
Nutrition Services at the Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers is comprised of the Women, Infants, Children Program (WIC) and Clinical Nutrition Services. Our aim is to motivate patients and clients to make positive lifestyle changes by identifying their personal nutrition and health goals.
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