30-Year Anniversary of the Guam WIC Program

For Immediate Release
April 30, 2013; 9:20am
DPHSS Release No. 2013-029

30-Year Anniversary of the Guam WIC Program

May 24, 2013 marks the 30th year Anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children (WIC) here in Guam.
 
For 30 years the WIC program has dedicated itself to improving the health of Guam families through
the provision of healthy nutrition & lifestyle education, nutritious supplemental foods, and health
care referrals to program-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding & non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and
children from birth to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. WIC works with young families
to promote changes in dietary and nutrition related lifestyle habits that normally lead to poor pregnancy
outcomes, less than optimal growth and development in infants and children, and an otherwise compromised
healthy life which prevents an individual from reaching his or her full potential.

Mr. Stephen Weiss, Guam WIC Program Nutrition Coordinator, shares that “Over the last 30 years the
Guam WIC Program has grown to become one of the best programs that the Department of Public Health
and Social Services has to offer. It is known island wide for its good customer service and caring staff.”  

WIC families, past and present, are invited to join the Guam WIC Program as they celebrate their
milestone anniversary on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Tiyan WIC Clinic/Administrative Offices (15-1600 Mariner Avenue)
from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.  The activities will include a food demonstration and tasting, sharing of nutrition and
breastfeeding information, and a look back at the 30-year history of the GUAM WIC Program.

For more information, contact the Tiyan WIC Clinic at 475-0295/6 or 475-0290.

 

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