Media Advisory: State Health Commissioner to Visit Putnam County for WIC Appreciation Day

On Friday, June 4, at 11:30 a.m., State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will join Putnam County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, M.D., and WIC clients and their families to celebrate WIC Appreciation Day at Markel Park, 531 North Main Street, in Brewster.

Dr. Daines will meet with WIC clients and discuss the importance of eating nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, to maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally funded food program that promotes good nutrition and healthy weight gain for low-income pregnant, post partum or breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to the age of 5. WIC serves more than 500,000 women and preschool children annually in New York State, including more than 1,000 in Putnam County.

WHO

NYS Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D.; Putnam County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, M.D.; WIC clients and families.

WHAT

Putnam County WIC Appreciation Day featuring family activities, health education, food demonstrations at the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables mobile unit.

WHERE

Markel Park, 531 North Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509

WHEN

Friday, June 4, at 11:30 a.m.

CONTACTS

Diane Mathis
NYS Health Department
518 474-7354
Dmm10@health.state.ny.us

Barbara Ilardi
Putnam County Health Department
845 656-4905
Barbara.ilardi@putnamcountyny.gov