Essex County WIC Program Food and Fun Fridays

June, 2019

By Laura Achouatte

ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County WIC Program hosted a new event - Food and Fun Friday - at its Elizabethtown location on Water Street on the Public Health building lawn May 31. The WIC office was open also to allow children to utilize the play group room. Food and Fun Friday is to be held every last Friday of the month at 10 a.m. until November. The events are free for all to attend.


Food and Fun Friday participants Kaidence Moore, 11, and her brother, Grayson Moore, 2, play on the lawn with WIC staff Lindsay Genier looking on. The children’s mother, Kayla Moore (not pictured), attended the event as a SAIL of Clinton County representative.

The event is coordinated by Essex County Health Department WIC coordinator Krista Berger and her colleagues, Lindsay Genier, Linda Sherman and Jen English. The hope is to highlight updates to the WIC play group room, provide cooking support and recipes, and to increase use of farmers market vouchers within the county. WIC was awarded a $1,500 “mini grant” from the Adirondack North Country Association in support of its play group. The grant has also made possible these enhanced play groups and demonstrations through the summer and fall.

“Earlier this May, we were able to get a grant that helped us to make this possible. The playroom had some updating. We really are hoping for a good turnout. We are really excited about this,” Berger said.

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