Last updated: March 31. 2014 4:26PM - 592 Views

Janet Jones, employed as a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) at the Meigs County Health Department's WIC Clinic, weighs 3 year old Nataleigh Schmidt, during a recent visit.
Janet Jones, employed as a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) at the Meigs County Health Department's WIC Clinic, weighs 3 year old Nataleigh Schmidt, during a recent visit.
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FACT: A 32-ounce sweet tea has 13 teaspoons of sugar.


FACT: A four-piece Chicken McNuggets has 190 calories and 12 grams of fat.


MYTH: Eating healthy foods costs too much.


FACT: Reading nutrition labels can help a parent make healthier and wiser decisions.


March is National Nutrition Month, which is recognized by hospitals, some restaurants and by the Women, Infants and Children Program in every state. Meigs County WIC provides help to breastfeeding women, pregnant women, postpartum women, infants and children younger than 5 with healthy nutrition by providing nutrition education and supplemental food items to their diet.


Some of the foods WIC provides include: milk, eggs, juice, cereal, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and peanut butter. Meigs WIC currently sees about 750 participants per month. To qualify for Ohio WIC, a person must be in one of the categories already listed, meet income guidelines, live in Ohio and have a qualifying health reason.


For an appointment or to see if you qualify, call 992-0392 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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