Las Vegas Urban League WIC Programs Essential Resources During June's National Safety Month
By: Las Vegas Urban League WIC
The Las Vegas Urban League Nutrition Education Centers Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program's prenatal, postpartum, breastfeeding and nutritional education programs are recognized for their 5-star service in educating and empowering parents 24/7 in real-time at two Las Vegas locations. These programs pair well with mental health and safe driving habits being stressed this month by the NSC. Southern Nevada's WIC offices and their community partners stand ready to assist parents with all their children's needs.
Nutrition counselors can advise parents on the proper size, features and costs of child safety seats, as well as how to safely install and remove seats from vehicles. Nutritional counselors, for example, offer advise on the mental health of infants while maintaining proper hydration when traveling with an infant in a vehicle during Southern Nevada's excessive summer-heat months and how to recognize when vehicle interior temperatures are too hot for children.
The Southern Nevada Health District is an esteemed community partner that provides creditable and invaluable Public Health and Safety information to WIC Offices and offer parents interactive programs to help them live healthier lifestyles, while another partner, the Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition, offers awareness programs for routine mental health screening and identification and referrals to appropriate community resources.
"We want moms and dads to know that we are a one-stop service center for not only their nutritional needs for themselves and their children, but also for their mental health, child subsidy by providing sound ergonomic advice in removing risk factors while they work at home and for developing safe driving habits," Andrea Fleming, Interim President & CEO for the Las Vegas Urban League said.
The National Safety Council is the nation's leading nonprofit safety advocate. The Las Vegas Urban League Women, Infants and Children Program is a 501c (3) program that is funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
For more information, visit www.wiclv.org or Urban League WIC's two convenient locations: 6480 W. Flamingo Road, Suite B, Las Vegas, phone (702) 227-1573 or 3320 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 50, Las Vegas, phone (702) 476-9561.