Kristara Alameda

Kristara Alameda

Title: Nutrition Support Assistant
Department: WIC
Primary Site: Sleepy Hollow

What do you find most exciting about working on the WIC team at Open Door?
I love how supportive and caring all WIC team members are.  It provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our participants.    

Can you share something about the WIC program that people in the community might not know?
Our program looks to support participants in many ways, including providing referrals to other services that may be needed.  It feels good to be able to connect people in our community to other programs.  Some of the programs include SNAP, childcare and referrals to Medical and Dental providers.

If you could only give one piece of advice about nutrition to the general community, what would it be?
Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of health.   Maintaining a balanced diet is a good foundation to living a healthy lifestyle.  It is important to start encouraging good eating habits as soon as possible with children.   

Are you interested in learning more about Open Door’s WIC Program? Call us at  914-508-0022.