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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The WIC program provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and other social services to infants, children under the age of five, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and postpartum women. Please call or visit one of our WIC locations nearest you.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Registered Dieticians at Near North Health provide medical nutrition therapy that involves counseling and follow-up services. Eligible clients include adults and children who need nutritional therapy for weight management and other conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and HIV/AIDS.
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Services
This peer counseling program provides each WIC participant the education and support she/they need to achieve their breastfeeding-related goals. NNH uses "Loving Support Through Peer Counseling: A Journey Together," a training curriculum developed by USDA Food and Nutrition Service. We combine peer counseling with ongoing breastfeeding support to help the participant explore breastfeeding, and if desired, keep breastfeeding as long and as comfortably as possible.
Education, Counseling, and Cooking Program
Registered Dieticians at Near North Health lead participant-centered nutrition education. The learning is designed to empower and train a person to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle. That means it is practical and useful to the person in their everyday life. Each person receives training in nutrition, food safety, healthy cooking and food budgeting.