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City of El Paso Celebrates National Nutrition Month

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) is celebrating National Nutrition Month in March by encouraging the community to make informed food choices and maintain a healthy habit for themselves and their family.

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future.”  Eating with sustainability in mind is a tasty way to nourish ourselves during every phase of life and protect the environment.

DPH offers a variety of programs and services that focus on nutrition and healthy habits for families such as:

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program

Benefits begin during pregnancy and continue until the participating child’s fifth birthday. WIC provides supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutrition needs of low-income participants, breastfeeding support and nutrition counseling by trained professionals.

To qualify as a WIC participant, applicant must meet income eligibility guidelines and live in El Paso/Hudspeth County. Residents can fill out a quick application by visiting https://texaswic.org/apply or call the WIC Customer Service Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (915) 212-4942 to make an appointment.