Faith Mission’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program has been selected as one of three best practices programs in the state of Texas.

Faith Mission's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) team presented on Wednesday as one of three best practices programs at the Nutrition and Breastfeeding Conference in Austin. (from left) Maria Beatriz Cervantes and baby Mia Cervantes, Lea Hearnsberger, Rev. Randy Wells, Dalia Vela, Alicia Waldrup, Rowena Tucker (courtesy photo)

The WIC team of Dalia Vela, Alicia Waldrup, Maria Beatriz Cervantes and Lea Hearnsberger presented on Wednesday as a model program at the Texas WIC 2022 Nutrition and Breastfeeding Conference in Austin.

The team’s discussion was on how local agencies have prospered during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The topic focused on customer service, creating collaborative partnerships, and outreach.

Hearnsberger, the director of Faith Mission’s WIC program, said she has worked for WIC for over 15 years and never would have imagined she would present as part of a state best practices program.

Faith Mission Executive Director Reverend Randy Wells said babies “are the most vulnerable population”, especially during disasters such as the pandemic and the ice storm of 2021.  He said he is proud of the local agency for “going above and beyond”.

Anyone who is pregnant or needs information on nutrition education, breastfeeding or supplemental food can visit the Faith Mission Washington County Health and Service Center at 100 South Chappell Hill Street in Brenham or call 979-836-1913.

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