More low-income women might have more access to better nutrition and health information. That’s because the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children – or WIC – has raised the annual income ceiling for eligible participants by one-thousand dollars.
WIC participants can receive nutritious food and learn how to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
Wyoming WIC program manager Janet Moran says serving at-risk mothers early on can prevent health problems later.
“We’re really trying work to prevent babies from being born too soon and trying to get people into prenatal care and provide adequate nutrition,” Moran says.
Moran says the average participant stays in the program for 13 months.