Fulton County’s Neighborhood Union Provides Nutrition Education Everyday | Print |

Health Center educates WIC clients on the importance of eating healthy

In March, public health centers across the nation, promoted nutrition education to their WIC (Women, Infant and Children) clients to encourage them to eat healthy and make better food choices by providing them with nutrition education to help them understand importance of nutrition in a child’s development.  The Neighborhood Union Health Center, located in historic Vine City, provides nutrition classes and one-on-one sessions to WIC clients to help them raise healthy children.

 In support of National Nutrition Month, the Neighborhood Union Health Center participated in and won a department-wide contest to create an information billboard to promote nutrition.  At Neighborhood Union, Jamel Drake, a Fulton County Department of Health Wellness Public Health Nutritionist, designed the winning billboard and provided nutrition and health education courses to over 200 WIC clinics.

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM also promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition information.

For more information on the Neighborhood Union Health Center, call (404) 612-4665 or log-on to www.fultoncountyga.gov.