Stories tagged with: Jody Shriver

March 26, 2015 - 4:49pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

Gone are the times for WIC recipients having to dig through a pile of vouchers at the grocery store.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is rolling out it's new WIC debit cards this week. The cards take the many coupons and compiles them into a single, reloadable card. It isn't happening instantly, but WIC project coordinator, Jody Shriver, said people will transition to the card over the next few months.

"It's been what we call a soft roll out, so there will...

October 4, 2013 - 5:42pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

Despite a partial government shutdown, one local federally funded program that helps mothers and young children will continue.

Officials at the Muskingum County WIC office say that they are open for the month of October and they plan to stay in business. WIC receives operating funds from the Ohio Health Department.

"At the state level they do have a little bit carry over funds from the previous fiscal year for administrative cost and then for food cost it's just really being...

January 25, 2013 - 2:31pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

The amount Americans spend on eating out is on the rise.

In the 1960 the Centers for Disease Control said 26 percent of money spent on food went to eating out. In 2011, 49 percent of the money spent on food went to eating out. One expert said that it's important to make healthy choices when going to restaurants.

"The easiest thing to do is to avoid the all you can eat buffets," said WIC Project Coordinator Jody Shiver. "That's because the more that's there the...

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