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How did you Brighten the Family Table for National Nutrition Month?

By | March 31st, 2016|Prevention|

As National Nutrition Month® draws to a close for this year, take a minute and name the ways you found to brighten your table with colorful fruits and vegetables over the past few weeks. Did you visit a farmers' market with your family? Many of our WIC participants and seniors in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program have done just that as we kicked [...]

It’s Farmer’s Market Season in AZ

By | March 7th, 2014|Prevention|

March 1 was the kickoff of the new Arizona Farmers’ Market Nutrition season for women and children who participate in the AZ Women, Infants and Children program.  WIC participants are beginning to receive their Farmers’ Market checks to spend for fresh, locally grown, fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets.  WIC moms and their kids receive [...]

Encouraging WIC Outcome Measures

By | February 4th, 2014|Prevention|

There’s increasing evidence that whether a person will have a healthy weight as an adult is influenced by nutrition and physical activity in the first 5 years of life.  In fact, a new study this week in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that overweight 5-year-olds are 4 x more likely to become obese [...]

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