Berrien County Health Department promoting healthy eating habits

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- For National Nutrition Month, March, the Berrien County Health Department has decided to promote nutritional habits for healthy living.

They have two registered dieticians on staff, supporting the county's program of Women, Infants, and Children. The program is designed to be a supplemental nutritional program for low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants, and children under five.

The Health Department is also offering fresh produce for the community through the seasonal Benton Harbor Farmers Market and Corewell Health's mobile Veggie Van.

“During National Nutrition Month and beyond, we invite community members to learn more about healthy eating habits for themselves and their families,” BCHD WIC Supervisor Lexi Kuntzman said.

“We encourage qualifying residents to reach out for support through our WIC program, SNAP and local food banks. We look forward to our upcoming farmers market season, which allows residents access to fresh foods so they can create nutritionally sound meals.”

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