You asked! We listened! In order to improve WIC wait times, we are pleased to offer call in clinic effective January 2nd, 2019. To schedule a same day appointment, simply call 217-423-3764 starting at 7:30 a.m. The earlier you call, the more likely you will get the appointment time you want. If appointments are full,… Read more about WIC Call-In Clinic at the Macon County Health Department
National Nutrition Month is here to help you “Go Further with Food”! When you look at your plate, is it colorful? Eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups to set yourself up for yummy success. To learn more, check out MyPlate today!
Here are some tips to help keep your little ones safe and avoid these hazards: 1. Choose age appropriate toys by reading the age label on the toy. For children younger than 3, avoid toys with small parts, which can cause choking. In particular avoid deflated or broken balloons, small parts or small balls. 2. Scooters… Read more about December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Have a picky eater at home? Research has shown that kids who help shop and prepare foods are more likely to eat them! Try new foods to catch their interest. Use your WIC Farmers’ Market coupons to try something new this week. Join us on Wednesday at the on site Farmers’ Market from 10am-2pm at… Read more about Picky Eaters?
This week is National Farmers’ Market Week! Celebrate by using your WIC Farmers’ Market coupons at a local market or at the Health Department’s Market Wednesdays from 10am-2pm.
Women Infant Children (WIC) participants are able to receive Farmer’s Market coupons at their appointments! On WEDNESDAYs, there will be a Farmer’s Market at the Macon County Health Department from 10am to 2pm – starting this week (August 2, 2017)! Right now WIC Farmer’s Market coupons are also accepted at Buds-N-Blooms, Central Park/Downtown Market and… Read more about Farmer’s Market at the Macon County Health Department beginning Wednesday, August 2!
This Saturday, July 29th, the YMCA will be hosting a BACKPACK ATTACK from 9am-12pm. Children going into grades Kindergarten through 6th grade will be able to receive a FREE backpack full of school supplies! Don’t miss this opportunity to get prepared for the upcoming school year! Also on July 29th, the Children’s Museum of Illinois… Read more about July 29, 2017 – Free BACKPACK and supplies!
Physical activity is important for everyone and can produce long term health benefits. Children ages 2-5 should be active several times each day. Choose a developmentally appropriate activity like playing catch with a soft and relatively large ball, running around the yard, or playing at the playground together. Children and adolescents ages 6-17 should spend… Read more about Outside Activities this week in Decatur!
This Friday, May 19th, the Children’s Museum of Illinois will be hosting ‘Music at the Museum’. Museum educators will lead this interactive musical program from 10 – 10:45am. On Saturday, May 20th, they will have a Garden Day and children will be asked to help plant flowers to attract pollinators. Garden day fun will begin… Read more about Family Friendly events this week in Decatur!
Celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend by attending the Zippy Zoo Day with mom at Scovill Zoo. There will be games, gifts and animal presentations. Moms will receive free admission with a paid child both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am-5pm. Moms LOVE flowers and Sunday from 2-4pm, there will be a wildflower hike at Rock Springs… Read more about Mother’s Day is May 14th!