Intervention services are provided to improve and promote the nutritional status of Greenlee County residents. Services offered include nutrition education and information on the 5-A-Day Program to increase intake of fruits and vegetables for 3rd graders, and for adults in the community. This is part of the national 5-A-Day Program and stresses Arizona grown produce.
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. Services include nutritional and bio-chemical assessment to determine health risks, assistance with obtaining nutritious food packages, nutrition education and counseling, and referrals to other pertinent programs. Education is provided on nutrition and breastfeeding.
Pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five are screened and assessed as to their nutritional risk, income level and residency. There is no charge for these services.