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.