By Brian Lippai on Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Ocean County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is hosting its annual  special event celebrating March as National Nutrition Month at the Ocean County Mall. Nutritionists and Dietitians from the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) will be on hand promoting this year's themes which include "Put Your Best Fork Forward" and Healthy Eating/Healthy Lifestyle."  Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, said, "This year we have two great themes for our special National Nutrition Month event. Come out and learn firsthand from the experts how to make informed choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits.”


In addition to all the informative healthy eating and lifestyle tips,  staff will be promoting the many services WIC provides to eligible applicants. Daniel E. Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator, said, “The WIC Program offers supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. It also includes nutrition education and counseling,  breastfeeding promotion and support, immunization screening and health care referrals."


Meg McCarthy-Klein, OCHD Nutrition Program Coordinator added, "Feeding a family a healthy meal on a budget can be challenging but there are solutions. Our nutrition experts will be available during this two day event to educate and offer guidance to get you on the path to a healthier diet and lifestyle."


The National Nutrition Month event is scheduled for March 30 and March 31, 2017 and will run from 11AM till 3PM at the County Connection Store located in the Ocean County Mall.


If you have any questions regarding the National Nutrition Month event or WIC Program, please call 732-341-9700, ext. 7520 or 732-370-0122. You can also visit the Health Department website at or follow the Health Department at Twitter@OCpublichealth or like the Health Department on Facebook.   


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