New Louisiana WIC website celebrates food, family and fun

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Louisiana Department of Health announces a new, interactive and user-friendly website for the Louisiana Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC), Stocked with healthy living tips, the new website provides easy-to-use information about applying for WIC and for using WIC benefits. There is even a WIC clinic locator to find the nearest WIC clinic.

The website’s new look is positive and friendly, inviting families to live healthy lives. The makeover was created after talking with moms who participate in the WIC program and the staff who work with them. Incorporating the healthy lifestyle theme of Louisiana WIC’s new look, the website features a number of tips and practices to help residents be healthier and stronger, such as:

--Healthy eating tips and recipes,

--Physical activities,

--WIC healthy food packages and

--Breastfeeding best practices.

Louisiana WIC is about food, families and good health through good nutrition. As a program focused on nutrition for moms and their children, we felt it was important that we give moms all the tools necessary to get the most out of the healthy lifestyle made possible by the program,” said Pamela Romero, Louisiana Department of Health Bureau of Nutrition Services program manager.

Two aims of the new Louisiana WIC website are to help moms learn how to live and eat well. WIC can help feed families well and get family members more active. The new website provides recipes that make eating healthy easier and fun.

WIC provides healthy food packages, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, and can link to other health and social services. A Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, it is open to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have already delivered, as well as infants and children up to their fifth birthday.

For more information on the Louisiana WIC program, visit the new website at

Contributed by LDH