Women Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children under 5 years of age. WIC provides support to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children by offering nutrition education, healthy foods, and referrals to health and social service providers, WIC is committed to meeting the needs of low-income women and families with young children. Families may receive vouchers redeemable for healthy foods like milk, cheese, peanut butter, eggs, and more. WIC also offers mentoring for breastfeeding moms and workshops on nutrition and healthy eating.

Contact: Marianne Fullam, Nutrition Consultant: mfullam@comteam.org

Website: WIC Programs (Community Teamwork, Inc)

Organizational Focus

  • Community Health & Social Services
  • Food Assistance & Emergency Food
  • Community Nutrition Education

Projects and Initiatives

The WIC program at Community Teamwork, Inc. provides nutrition education and outreach through partnerships with other Lowell organizations, services for families using WIC benefits, and programs such as Share Our Strength and Cooking Matters. Nutrition education programs include cooking demonstrations of healthy recipes on a limited budget, and aim to use locally grown food when possible. In addition, WIC collaborates with other Lowell organizations on the Healthy Corner Stores Initiative, Mass in Motion initiatives, National Food Day programs, and breastfeeding awareness campaigns.

Networks

  • Local Farmers
  • Corner Stores
  • Neighborhood Organizations

Partnerships

  • Community Teamwork, Inc. (Rachel Chandler)
  • New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
  • Lowell General Hospital

Geographic Scale:

Municipal

 

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