WHO: Kiran Saluja, PHFE WIC Executive Director
Mark Jones ll, RD and WIC Supervisor
Carlos Tejada, Professor
Robbie Williams, LT. Hawthorne Police Department
Donald Williams III, Executive Director D.A.D Project
Robert Pullen-Miles, District Director, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, 62nd District
Michael Wright, recognized as WIC Dad
WHAT: Fathers Awareness Day at WIC
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: 4455 W. 117th St. Hawthorne, CA 90250
WHY: Research shows that children and families do better when fathers are involved. Children exhibit better school performance, increased self-esteem and improved relationships with peers, while parents feel less stress when they support each other and co-parent. The PHFE-WIC program is committed to creating a “male- friendly” environment by including men and fathers in all aspects of WIC participation. All male caregivers are invited to attend nutrition education classes, included in nutrition counseling sessions, provided with referrals to local community agencies and given healthy and nutritious WIC foods in order to empower them to take an active role in the lives of their children and families. We also connect them with additional resources such as Cal Fresh, Head Start program, dental services and more.
Because of the noticeable fathers increased participation in the WIC Program, we are actively seeking ways to meet the unique needs of the fathers and father figures accessing our services. In observance of Father’s Day month, all fathers and male caregivers of children under the age of five are welcomed and encouraged to enroll and bring their children to WIC appointments.
PARKING NOTE: Parking will be available in the parking lot off of 116th Street, and street parking is available on 116th Street, 117th Street, and Grevillea Ave.
About PHFE WIC: WIC is the USDA-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. PHFE WIC, a program of Heluna Health, is the largest local agency WIC Program in the nation, serving over 200,000 participants each month in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Currently, over two-thirds of all infants born in LA County receive WIC services.
About Heluna Health: Heluna Health is a national leader in providing program and support services to optimize population health. The agency offers a full range of program development, personnel, financial and grant management support to researchers, consortia, government agencies and nonprofits. Visit www.helunahealth.org.