City Council Approves WIC Grant Increase
Program Will Receive an Additional $113,000
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council approved a $113,000 increase to the federal grant for the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District’s Women, Infants, and Children program, also known as “WIC.” The increase in funding will help equip and enhance current WIC services and facilities.
WIC hopes to provide new incentive items for its participants and provide staff with additional equipment needed to perform duties and maintain safety.
The WIC target population are low-income and nutritionally at risk:
- Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth)
- Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s first birthday)
- Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after the birth of an infant)
- Infants (up to first birthday)
- Children up to their fifth birthday
- WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States.
It is the goal of WIC to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating and breastfeeding, and referrals to health care.
For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or email at email@example.com.