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Nutrition Services Program

Nutrition Services

The mission of the Nutrition Services Program is to improve the quantity and quality of nutrition services available to children and youth with disabilities in West Virginia and to increase awareness of the importance of nutrition services on the local, state and national levels.

Nutrition and Disabilities

Nutrition is essential for promoting growth and development in children and promoting and maintaining good health in adults. Good nutrition enables individuals to reach their full physical, mental, and emotional potential. Individuals with disabilities are often at risk for nutritional problems resulting from:

Funded in part by the West Virginia Division of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs Program and by Project MCJ-549170 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

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