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WIC Spices Things Up for National Nutrition Month

March 23, 2022
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Celebrate a World of Flavors for National Nutrition Month! Ryan Health’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is promoting healthy eating that highlights culture through food. You can also learn about foods of other cultures to broaden healthy eating for you and your family.

What’s the secret to tasty, healthy meals? Spices! You can do so much with just a few shakes of spices that go beyond salt and pepper. That’s the focus of the WIC National Nutrition Month campaign. How about adding cardamom, chili powder or cumin?

A new QR code located on the WIC services page offers ways for you to personalize your plate to include foods from around the world. You’ll also find menu planning tips, recipes, and info on popular spices from around the world included in the WIC program.

Exploring the flavors of the world is a journey to learn more about your own food culture and ones that may be new to you. Using the QR code, you’ll find familiar ingredients being used in new ways and new foods that may remind you of things you already love.

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have just given birth, as well as infants and children up to five years of age, are eligible for assistance through the WIC program. It’s a great way to introduce healthy eating at an early age.

Ryan Health is making it easy for you to learn about and expand your healthy meal planning. We’re making it easier for you to connect with us:

  • Follow our new Instagram account: @ryanhealthwicprogram. Our new page features posts and links to help you learn more about food choices that will have your family running to the dinner table! You can also apply for the WIC program from the site.
  • Our web page: is our page on the Ryan Health website. It is loaded with information about the WIC program and services, updated food items available through WIC, and links to other resources.

“We’re increasing our social media presence to make it easier for people to find our WIC services, apply for the program, and find practical information on healthy eating,” says Mey Leon, Ryan Health WIC Site Coordinator. “National Nutrition Month is a great time to learn about WIC services, and find new ways to be healthy and creative during meal preparation.”

Ryan Health’s WIC program is available at Ryan Health | Women and Children’s and Ryan Health | NENA. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday remote services are 9:00am to 5:00pm, and onsite 10:30am to 6:30pm. Services past 5:00pm are available on Mondays by appointment only.

To make an appointment on the Upper West Side call 212.865.0410 or on the Lower East Side call 212.477.8846.