MissionImprove health and well-being through nutrition education, promotion of physical activity, and engaging with partners to develop policies and environmental changes which reduce hunger, increase breastfeeding, and decrease obesity and its associated chronic diseases throughout Guam.
Role Of The Bureau Of Nutrition Services (BNS):
Inside the Bureau of Nutrition Services
General Nutrition Services (GNS) is responsible for the overall planning, development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of locally-funded public health nutrition programs for the Territory.
The WIC Program serves as an adjunct to health care for pregnant, post-partum, and breastfeeding women and children from birth to 4 years of age who are determined to be at nutritional risk.
WIC FMNP serves to increase the awareness of the nutritional value, promote the use and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and promote the use and availability of farmers’ markets on the island.
BFPCP is a training and technical assistance project which began in 2004 with the goal of equipping WIC Programs with a framework for designing and maintaining peer counseling programs.
Breastfeeding link: https://www.facebook.com/GuamWIC/
PHHSBG is a 100% federally-funded program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which provides community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities on Guam.