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The Mid-Shore WIC Program now has a simpler website

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The Mid-Shore Program for Women, Infants and Children has unveiled a new website, midshorewic.org.

Mid-Shore WIC serves Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties and provides free healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care, and other referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby, infants and children up to age 5.

“Our new website is a great tool to help expectant parents and families with young children learn about WIC and how to apply, as well as helping our existing WIC families understand their benefits and how to access help. and education,” said Joyneka Moals, WIC program administrator.

The new website was created to be a useful tool for all new parents or future parents. In addition to information about the WIC program, the website has detailed information that all parents will find helpful, including breastfeeding information, safe sleep information, nutritional advice, and baby development resources. language and literacy.

“We even have sections of the website dedicated to employers to help them understand breastfeeding and pregnancy laws and provide guidance on how to create a truly family-friendly workplace,” Moals said. .

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or have a child under the age of 5, Mid-Shore WIC encourages you to visit their website to find out how WIC may be able to help you. WIC is available for all kinds of families, including working families, military families, adoptive families, and foster families.

“WIC can make a huge difference to your family’s health,” Moals said. “Our program has a long history of helping moms and babies thrive.” In fact, research has shown that WIC reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality, reduces low birth weight, increases the likelihood of carrying a pregnancy to term, and improves growth and development in at-risk infants and children. nutritionally.

For more information on how WIC can help your family, visit midshorewic.org or call 410-479-8060.