Give’m Health: WIC Program Announces Exciting Changes
By Kristin Forbis, Nov 19, 2020
The WIC program has helped many local families and there are some exciting changes that will make the process easier. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children and it is a program that provides supplemental foods to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to their 5th birthday. Local WIC program manager and registered nurse Holly Jackson explains that the program has transitioned from using paper food vouchers to using a debit style card, a change that she says has been awesome. “You come in and get 3 months worth of benefits at a time,” shares Jackson. While that was previously the case, now you don’t have to cash out a full voucher at a time. Rather, you can just get what you need when you need it so your milk and other items all stay fresh. This new system is also more discreet and eliminates the need for separating the groceries. To learn the criteria for the program, visit WIC.utah.gov. You can also get information through TriCounty Health Department by calling 435-247-1179.