Office of Nutrition Services
350 Capitol Street • Room 519 • Charleston, WV 25301-3715
phone: 304-558-0030 • fax: 304-558-1541


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A source of 100-plus ideas, “how-to” resources, and great West Virginia models for healthier communities. A wonderful online way to trade ideas and help each other make it easier for people to move more and eat healthy food.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  UPDATED SITE!!
This website offers links to search for pediatricians, check symptoms, find helpful apps, and up to date information released from the AAP.

American Library Association Resources for Parents, Teens and Kids
This website promotes library and information resources for parents, teens and kids.

Earned Income Tax Credit
This website provides information about West Virginia's earned income tax credit.

This resource is a free website to find government benefit and assistance programs you may be eligible to receive. Prescreens your eligibility for hundreds of federal and state benefit programs by answering a confidential, online questionnaire.

I Am Your Child
This resource Provides information about early childhood development and resources for parents from Parents Action for Children.

Individuals or families with a combined household income of $60,000 or less can visit the website to free file federal and state taxes.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
Provides professionals and parents with information on child care options as well as a quarterly newsletter for parents.

National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
Provides professionals and parents with an alphabetical list of early childhood websites, conference websites, conference calendar, state information, list of publications, and a "What's New?" section.

National WIC Association
For additional information regarding the WIC Program, legislative issues and updates.

Neighborhood Safety for Kids NEW!                                                                                                                                                                                                     From being aware of strangers and other dangerous activities to learning how to stay safe while riding bikes, and playing outside, this site offer valuable resources for parents to teach kids to be alert and understand what it takes to stay safe.

Safe Kids Worldwide
Provides parents and professionals with safety tips and resources product recalls, and national and state child safety laws and regulations.

State Hotline Numbers
This resource provides hotline numbers for programs such as CHIP, The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, Family Matters, Domestic Violence and so much more.

Get FREE text messages on prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more! This website it designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging.

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service-Nutrition Assistance Programs
The WIC Program web site of the USDA provides information about this national program. 

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
ERS provides reports on the economics of agriculture, nutrition, food assistance programs and food security.

USDA - Nutrition Assistance Programs
This link highlights nutritional assistance programs for children and low-income people.

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources Bureau for Children and Families-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  UPDATED SITE!!
This web site provides information about the SNAP program and appling for SNAP benefits.

A resource for connecting people and food resources in West Virginia, WV FOODLINK serves as an information center, forum and interactive atlas for program directors, social workers, policy makers and WV residents. The website allows for searching for food assistance – public assistance programs, hot meal programs, food pantries, meal delivery programs and retail locations – as well as exploring food insecurity.

Zero to Three
This resource contains information about brain development and other issues related to early childhood development.

Parents Central - From Car Seats to Car Keys:  Keeping Kids Safe NEW!                                                                                                                                             Consult this website for tips on finding the right car seat, staying safe when on the move, and preventing common dangers for children around cars like heat stroke and backover. 

A Guide for First Time Parents  NEW!                                                                                                                                                                                                  These tips can help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident about caring for a newborn in no time.




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