WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC) SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM
MEADE CO. COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
At WIC, these are “my babies” and “my kids,” and I love to hook them up with every ounce of help I can find. When it comes to the moms, I know their joys, their needs, their families, their households—I know their lives—and I’m honored to help them navigate the world and nurture their children.
“Jen has done everything in her power to help keep my family safe and healthy. She taught me monthly prenatal development, and then was my biggest support when it came to breastfeeding both of my children. Jen helped me to reach my goal of breastfeeding my son for an entire year.
She is the most exceptional nurse I have ever come across. She was amazing at encouraging me, gave me tons of useful brochures on a wide range of topics, including health and development. Jen personally found new ways to include healthy eating in the menu of even the pickiest of toddlers, and helped me with everything from correct car seat safety to early dental care. She kept me updated on my children’s growth. She gave me information on anemia for both my son and me. And when I had concerns about my daughter’s developmental stage, Jen provided referrals to other programs that have helped our entire family. She was always excited about her job—and about helping in any way she could.” – Megan Rusk, Client
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