The Driscoll Children's Hospital WIC program recently held an Open House at its new Robstown office for local residents to tour the facility and speak to representatives.
Nutrition Coordinator Rosa Carrillo said the main goal behind the event was not only to provide information about the WIC program, but to also show those currently receiving WIC benefits how they can eat healthier.
"Children under five (years old) grow very fast, so they have very specific nutritional needs," Carrillo said.
A variety of foods are available to recipients of WIC, from vegetables and dairy products to breads and specific types of tortillas. One snack showcased at the Open House was an apple chicken quesadilla. The treat used wheat tortillas, sliced apples, sliced chicken breast and cheddar cheese, which was lightly toasted on a griddle with olive oil.
Archie Rangel, a Robstown resident at the event with his wife and one-year-old son, Noah Kal-El, said he was surprised at how well he and his family liked the quesadilla.
"It tastes pretty good," Rangel said. "I'll actually make it to eat."
The WIC program moved into its new location at 222 E. Main Ave. in November. A Farmer's Market is also present at the office once a year.
For more information on the program, and hours of operation, call (361) 767-7777.