WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

For more than 16 years, San Juan Basin Public Health has housed the local Women, Infants, and Children program with services available in Durango, Pagosa Springs and Ignacio. WIC is a federally funded, income-based program administered at the state level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. WIC agencies across the [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:00:38+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Health Equity, Healthy Foods, SJBPH Columns, WIC|Comments Off on WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

March is National Nutrition Month

Eating healthier doesn't mean changing your entire eating pattern overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time, and "Put Your Best Fork Forward." Each March, the Academy encourages everyone to focus [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:16:30+00:00March 1st, 2017|Events, Healthy Foods, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

SJBH Collaborates to Expand Local Free Farm Stands, Increase Access to Healthy, Affordable Food

SJBH Collaborates to Expand Local Free Farm Stands, Increase Access to Healthy, Affordable Food Earlier this year, San Juan Basin Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program was awarded funding to implement strategies to reduce chronic disease, with a specific focus on obesity prevention and increased access to healthy food. As part of this [...]

By |2018-04-06T11:29:42+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Healthy Foods, WIC|Comments Off on SJBH Collaborates to Expand Local Free Farm Stands, Increase Access to Healthy, Affordable Food

San Juan Basin Health WIC Improves Food Shopping Experience for Participants

San Juan Basin Health WIC Improves Food Shopping Experience for Participants San Juan Basin Health WIC Program, part of Colorado’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), now offers participating families a new way to purchase WIC foods using a debit-style card called eWIC. Families participating in the La Plata and [...]

By |2018-04-06T11:38:40+00:00September 1st, 2016|Healthy Foods, WIC|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Health WIC Improves Food Shopping Experience for Participants
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