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Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

by jtan
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 09:00 am

BUFFALO, N.Y., September 4, 2014 - Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program hopes to help take the guesswork out of nutrition for toddlers and young children by hosting four free one-hour workshops throughout September focusing on portion size, healthy snack options, child-friendly recipes, how to handle 'picky eaters' and the importance of physical activity. The first workshop is Monday, Sept. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Community Health Center of Niagara Falls, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Additional information about community resources, including WIC, will also be available. Children are welcome to attend and participate in the activities focused on the importance of good health, healthy eating and exercise. All attendees will also receive a free goodie bag.

The remaining three seminars are: Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 10-11 a.m. at Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Dr., Tonawanda; Thursday, Sept. 18 from 12-1 p.m. at Community Health Center of Lockport, 38 Heritage Ct., Lockport; Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6-7 p.m. at YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.

For more information or to register, call (716) 332-3304 ext. 2007 or email

WIC is a federal nutrition program which provides food, participant-centered nutrition education and referrals for eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of 5. Catholic Charities WIC program serves approximately 21,000 participants each month in Erie and Niagara counties.     

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For 90 years, Catholic Charities has been making a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity in Western New York. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assess its clients for other needs to ensure long-term success. It is the most comprehensive human service provider serving Western New York.  For the fifth consecutive year, Catholic Charities has attained the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management. Catholic Charities also receives highest ratings for quality of service provided and financial health/accountability as rated by the Council on Accreditation and Charity Navigator.

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