Maternal & Family Health Services Tamaqua WIC Nutrition Center Moves to New Location
Tamaqua, Pa – Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) opened a new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Center at 111 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. The MFHS WIC Nutrition Center is a re-location of the Tamaqua WIC Center that was located on 139 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, which is now closed.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide WIC at a more convenient location for the families we serve,” said Maria Montoro Edwards, PhD, President & CEO, Maternal and Family Health Services.
WIC is the nation’s premier public health and nutrition education program with an overall goal to influence lifetime nutrition through positive health behaviors. WIC offers pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age 5 access to nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, farmers’ market vouchers, and referrals for other health and social services. WIC provides participants with supplemental healthy foods which contain vital nutrients essential for healthy development during critical growth periods, such as pregnancy, infancy and early childhood. To qualify for WIC, participants must meet the income guidelines, have a nutritional or medical need and live in Pennsylvania. Income guidelines are available at www.mfhs.org.
Pennsylvania WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For more information about the WIC Nutrition Program, visit www.mfhs.org or call 1-800-367-6347.