About the Podcast:

Ginger Roberts-Scott shares her journey from WIC participant to the Director of the Maine’s Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program. You don’t want to miss what stopped her in her professional tracks and transformed her approach to nourishing pregnant women today.

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Her #1 tip to improve access to healthy food:

We can all use compassion and a free zucchini!

About Ginger Roberts-Scott:

Ginger Roberts-Scott, Director of the Maine Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program, began her career as a licensed social worker working with individuals with intellectual disability and autism. Throughout her 32 years in a public health service career, Ginger has held several positions in the Maine Department of Health and Human Services helping children, senior citizens and people with disabilities access services, education and employment to gain self-sufficiency.

Discussion Takeaways:

  • Nutrition affects your whole health.

  • Feeding a pregnant woman should be our upmost concern in our country.

  • If a pregnant mother received the nutrients she needed during pregnancy, the pelvic girdles can form properly and reduce birth defects.

  • If we are not using our tax dollars to support people, what are we using them for?
  • Hunger is personal and private.

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