WIC Program Utilized Locally

Participation is up in a program provided through TriCounty Health Department. The WIC(wick) program services low-income women, infants and children with nutrition education and supplemental food through a federal grant. According to the TriCounty Health Department annual report, the local WIC program has seen an increase of 352 clients over the past year for a total of 1,264 clients and roughly $588,000 in food benefits were provided. This increase is an interesting contrast with the rest of the state that overall is reporting a decline in program participation. The local WIC program has a peer counselor that assists moms with common concerns as well as providing support for breastfeeding. The Baby Your Baby program is also provided by TriCounty Health and served a total of 146 women in 2015.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.