Moms are invited to learn about community resources
Source: Snohomish Health District
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Pregnant women and mothers of small children are invited to an informational tea from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, Wash.
“This event will be a good way for mothers to learn about community resources,” said Kathryn McDaniel, nurse-manager of the First Steps program in Everett. Representatives from a number of agencies will be present, as well as nurses, nutrition, and breastfeeding educators who will offer information and answer questions. Door prizes and light refreshments will be provided, and there will be a play space for children.
Community partners in the event include:
· Within Reach–the Breastfeeding Coalition of WA
· An educational doula
· A parenting coach
The event will be hosted by the staff from the First Steps and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs. Snohomish Health District offers WIC and First Steps together in a combined service, which is efficient for clients, improves continuity of care, and increases the opportunity for mothers to receive information needed for a healthy family.
The Health District WIC program serves about 8,000 moms and children, from pregnancy through the child’s fifth birthday. First Steps nurses see clients from pregnancy to the baby’s first birthday.
For more information about the Health District’s WIC program, visit our website or call our clinics at 425.252.5303 (Everett) or 425.258.8400 (Lynnwood). WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. To be WIC-eligible, clients must live in Washington state, be pregnant, a new mother, or have a child under five years of age, and meet the income guidelines.
Established in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works for a safer and healthier Snohomish County through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Find more information about the Health District at http://www.snohd.org.