Local Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program celebrates new grant funding


By Claire Ninde

Special to The SUN

National Nutrition Month is a great time to celebrate the successes achieved by the San Juan Basin Health Department (SJBHD) WIC program and highlight additional regional funding received to address client’s nutritional needs.

Since 2002, SJBHD has housed the WIC program serving clients in Durango, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs. Funded through federal grants and administered by Colorado agencies, regional WIC educators provide vouchers for nutritious foods, health care referrals, and nutrition and breastfeeding education for low-income mothers.

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