United States Department of Agriculture

Recent data shows that childhood obesity rates among low-income families have decreased in Wyoming, down from nearly 11.8 percent in 2010 to 9.9 percent in 2014. 

More low-income women might have more access to better nutrition and health information.  That’s because the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children – or WIC – has raised the annual income ceiling for eligible participants by one-thousand dollars.

WIC participants can receive nutritious food and learn how to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.

Wyoming WIC program manager Janet Moran says serving at-risk mothers early on can prevent health problems later.