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    Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children

    Background

    Chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and stroke account for 70 percent of all deaths in the U.S. each year.

    As risk for chronic disease begins prenatally and early in childhood, these life stages provide opportunity to reduce life-long chronic disease risk early through the adoption of healthy behaviors.

    Program Overview

    CDC tasked National WIC Association with the goal of reducing  chronic disease risk by increasing access to healthy food environments and chronic disease prevention and management services.

    Tarrant County WIC Project Goals

    • Establish productive community partnerships
    • Promote awareness of local food system issues through involvement with Tarrant County Food Policy Council
    • Increase awareness of chronic disease prevention and self management programs
    • Increase awareness of WIC program benefits
    • Provide innovative breastfeeding training with partner hospitals
    • Work with local grocers to promote healthy foods

     

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    This publication was funded by the National WIC Association (NWA). The content was developed by and is reflective of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of NWA.

    For questions or more information, contact Project Coordinator: Amy Nelson, MS, RD

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