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WIC drive-through offers real "fast food"
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WIC drive-through offers real "fast food"

Pinellas County, Florida -- As an added convenience to busy parents, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County's Mid-County center provides quick pick-up of WIC checks at a drive-through window modeled after those at banks and fast-food restaurants.

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Florida by the Department of Health.

Services include checks for healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and referrals for health care. It provides nutrition to pregnant women, infants and children to the age of five.

The food choices accommodate breastfeeding mothers, mothers who opt for infant formula and children from birth to school age. Supplemental nutrition prevents low-birthweight babies and infant mortality.

The Mid-County center is at 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. As the newest health department center, it was designed for greater convenience for clients and provides health and dental services in addition to environmental health and vital statistics, among other programs.

Drive-through hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. WIC clients can use the drive-through during appointments to pick up their checks only and not when health assessments are required.

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