The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that the Yavapai County WIC Program was one of just six WIC Local Agencies throughout the United States to receive the Loving Support Gold Premier Award for providing exemplary breastfeeding services.

The USDA Loving Support Award recognizes WIC Local Agencies operating a peer counseling program which meets required Loving Support criteria and also meets minimum rates for exclusively breastfed infants as identified through program participant data.

Willa Miller leads and directs the Yavapai County WIC Program. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. The program has previously received the USDA Loving Support Gold Award. This year’s award demonstrates the program’s commitment to excellence and continued enhancement of the breastfeeding services provided to WIC families in Yavapai County!