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6th Annual Holiday Homestead Florida City Health and Resource Fair

November 26, 2019

 

Contact:
Communications Office
786-336-1276

Miami, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County WIC Program will host the 6th Annual Holiday Homestead/Florida City Health and Resource Fair at the Homestead/Florida City WIC clinic located at 753 West Palm Drive, Florida City, FL 33034 on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:30am – 1:30pm.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

For the last 5 years, this event has provided the Homestead/Florida City community access to free health/dental screenings for children and adults, community resources and education. Last year, there were over 2,100 registered attendees and over 50 community organizations collaborating in the event. As a result, over 25,000 pounds of food, 300 hot meals, 1,000 children books, 1,200 toys and over 200 health and dental screenings were provided at the event.

Families will be able to take a FREE memorable holiday photo with Santa and visit with local vendors, enjoy music, children activities including face painting, airbrush tattoos and balloon artist. Other activities include fitness classes, free food distribution by FarmShare, health and dental screenings for children and adults, free eye exams for children and much more!  Raffles will be conducted throughout the event giving away wonderful prizes! There will be 4 mobile units providing services, screenings, education and giveaways including the Colgate Bright Smiles Dental Bus, Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Mobile Unit, Nicklaus Children’s Dental Mobile Unit, and Caring for Miami Dental Bus for adults.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and community partners.  They include Portofino Pediatrics, Community Medical Group, UM Sylvester Cancer Center, Beautiful Minds PPEC, G&D Pediatric Care, Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Simply Health Plans, Homestead Hospital, Staywell Health Plan, Children’s Medical Services/Wellcare, United Way of Miami-Dade, Sunshine Health, Liberty Dental of Florida, United Healthcare Community Plan, West Coast University, Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, Florida Center for Allergy & Asthma Care, Miami Children’s Health Plan, Advanced Achievers Academy, Spark Pediatric, Molina Healthcare and Good Shepard Christian Academy, and the Health Council of South Florida.

For more information about the WIC Program at the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County please visit www.FloridaWIC.org or call (786) 336-1300 for WIC appointments and (786) 336-1336 for breastfeeding assistance.

 

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