Stories tagged with: WIC

July 8, 2016 - 4:56pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

ZANESVILLE- Ohio- Area leaders are creating ways to get locals exposed to a healthy lifestyle.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties have successfully opened 'Donation Station' at the Farmers Market and will be partnering this year with the Health Department, Muskingum County WIC Program and Genesis to offer some onsite cooking demos and nutrition information. Now the United Way is asking folks to donate fresh produce and/or cash and they will buy fresh produce at the...

March 27, 2015 - 7:47am
1 year 17 weeks ago

Top stories for Friday, March 27, 2015.

Progress for the Muskingum County Center for Seniors

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Progress is being made at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors, as repair work continues. This week's Friday night dance will take place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds at 7 P.M.

New WIC Debit Cards

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is rolling out it's...

March 26, 2015 - 5:49pm
1 year 17 weeks 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...

August 8, 2014 - 6:04pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The 2nd annual Party In The Park and Latch On event will be held Saturday.

The event will run from 10AM to noon at the Dillon Dam Pavilion near the playground. Mom's to be and breast feeding mothers and their babies are welcome to come to the park for a morning of socializing and education. Lisa Davidson, a Lactation Consultant for Women Infants and Children (WIC) said those who come will have a variety of things to enjoy.

"It's just kind of nice to have all the moms...

May 4, 2014 - 8:13pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

From milk to solid foods. Moms to be learned the latest trends in proper feeding for their newborns at a community baby shower held this weekend.

As a part of the Mid-East Career and Technology Center's educational program, employees from the local WIC office taught mothers when and what to feed their children.

"Basically we are talking about some of the new rules with going over solid foods. We really learned a lot in the last 50 years of baby foods being on the market and...

May 3, 2014 - 4:09pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

Local women had the chance to be pampered while learning how to change pampers at a special event on Saturday.

The fourth annual Community Baby Shower was held at Mid-East Career and Technology Centers. Expectant moms learned all the basics of good parenting.

"Our main focus is the educational focus. We have the basic car seat safety, we have breast feeding techniques, introducing solid foods and just basic baby care and then also we provide a light snack to those mothers...

March 19, 2014 - 5:06pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

Organizations around town are finding creative ways to educate the public on eating right for National Nutrition Month.

The women, infants and children branch of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department hosted Corporate Chef Bill Bird this afternoon for a cooking demonstration. Bird reinforced this years theme "Enjoy The Taste Of Eating Right" values of eating right and ways to make healthy food taste great.

"The menu today," said Corporate...

October 4, 2013 - 6:42pm
2 years 41 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...

September 1, 2011 - 4:49pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Women, Infants, and Children Office will temporarily be closed while in the process of moving.

The WIC office located at 716 Adair Avenue will be closed next Wednesday through Friday. WIC will move to a new location at the Help Me Grow Building on 333 Putnam Avenue.

WIC Project Coordinator for Muskingum County Jody Shriver said, "It's just scary thinking your building is going to be demolished but it's also exciting knowing you're going to a new building...

June 9, 2011 - 5:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago

The WIC program at the Muskingum Valley Health Center will soon have a new home.

Jeremy Davis with Brian Addis Architects met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon to discuss the upcoming move, which will in the end, help better serve the southeast Ohio community.

"Essentially what we're trying to do is to relocate WIC out of that existing building to the Help Me Grow building," said Davis.

 The Help Me Grow building, on Putnam Avenue,...

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