WIC works to keep mothers, babies healthy

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BISBEE — Since 1974, the federally-funded Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) has been helping mothers and mothers-to-be learn how to keep their babies and themselves healthy through proper nutrition.

Renee Cooper, Cochise Health and Social Services WIC Program manager, noted that Arizona was one of the first states to provide these services to its residents. The program advises moms on what to expect during their pregnancies and as their children grow up, until the age of 5. 

Every dollar we spend through the WIC Program, saves $5 in emergency health care,” added Cooper. “There’s a whole array of services to identify any possible health risks to the mother or child.”

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