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April focus groups for local WIC clients


The Spokane Regional Health District's Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program and Vinegar Flats Community Farm are looking for your input. From SRHD: "If you are currently a WIC client who did or did not use Famers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks during spring or summer 2013, we encourage you to particpate in a quick 1.5 - 2 hour focus group to help us determine barriers to usage of FMNP vouchers, motivation to use FMNP vouchers and ways to increase accessibility."

Participants will receive a free lunch or dinner during the focus group, generously provided by New Leaf Bakery, as well as a $25 voucher, per family, good toward purchase of fresh fruits and veggies at local farmers' markets for spring/summer 2014.

WIC provides families with nutrition as well as healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat milk and whole grains. According to Washington State Department of Health and Human Services data, there are thousands of women in Spokane County who qualify for WIC services based on income alone, but who do not participate. Even more concerning, the same data shows an even larger number of infants and children, five years and younger, in Spokane County who qualify for WIC services based on income alone, but who are not enrolled.

After the jump are the focus group details.

Please register for the focus group that best suits you:

April 22 Daytime

No, I did not use FMNP checks
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Spokane Regional Health District Main Office
1101 W College Ave
Register Now

April 22 Evening

Yes, I used FMNP checks
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Spokane Regional Health District Main Office
1101 W College Ave
Register Now

April 29 Daytime

No, I did not use FMNP checks
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Spokane Valley WIC Office
12213 E. Broadway, 2nd floor
Register Now

April 29 Evening

Yes, I used FMNP checks
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Spokane Valley WIC Office
12213 E. Broadway, 2nd floor
Register Now

Questions, please contact Focus Group coordinator Connie Barry (509) 324-1622 or email cbarry@srhd.org. Children are welcome, however no child care is available. Space is limited to WIC clients and children only. Please indicate when registering if child(ren) will accompany
you.




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