Nemours Health and Prevention Services National Advisory Council
Consortium of Food Allergy Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Member of Steering Committee
David Paige, Susan Gross, Marycatherine Augustyn
The USDA Johns Hopkins University Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) provides nutrition education, healthy supplemental foods and referral services to over 10,000 low income women, infants and children in Maryland. Services are provided at 12 clinic locations and numerous community locations, including shelters for the homeless, victims of domestic abuse and Head Start Centers in Baltimore. The program is by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through the funding of the United States Department of Agriculture. While the WIC Program is at its core a nutrition program focused on improving the nutrition and health of Maryland’s most vulnerable residents, there are numerous associated studies and projects. These include efforts to promote and support breastfeeding, as well as studies that address reducing maternal obesity, providing residents with the tools to make healthy food choices and improving healthy food access in Baltimore City.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205