WIC announces trial change to program

| February 13, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County WIC office is trying something new for the month of February to help its clients.

“We are doing a temporary change or sort of a test run by having walk-in educational clinics (Fridays) Feb. 20 and 27,” said Adana McKay from the WIC office. “It will be an opportunity for people who missed to come in without an appointment.”

The educational lessons are quick and easy and focus on different topics based on the age of the WIC client’s child. Some of the many topics focus on whole grains, beans, infant feeding for the first year, breast feeding and baby bottle tooth decay.

“We have a list of 83 people who missed these and could have got coupons if they didn’t,” McKay said. “We’d especially like to see them. If you don’t have your February coupons in hand you are due for something whether its recertification or an education appointment. ”

The WIC office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.) and is located in the county services building on Seventh Street. Clients are welcome to call the office at 622-2929 to check and see if they need to attend one of these walk-in educational clinics.

“If we have good attendance we will try these walk in-clinics again in the future,” McKay said.

WIC employees also are busy this month preparing to celebration National Nutrition Month in March with free recipes and an educational bulletin board and collaborating with the Maternal & Child Health Center on a project. The two agencies are working on Cribs for Kids, an educational course which provides parents with safe sleep information for their babies and a free pack n play. There will be a class at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 and future ones on April 2 and June 4. To register for the Feb. 12 class call 622-2999.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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