Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education is available to all WIC participants and/or their parents or caretakers. The nutrition education is designed to be easily understood by the participants and relevant to their nutritional needs and food preferences.

nutritional-info

The goals of nutrition education in WIC are to:

  • Show that a good prenatal diet leads to a good pregnancy outcome for both the mother and infant.
  • Encourage all women to breastfeed and to provide support so these women can successfully breastfeed for at least one year.
  • Promote optimal infant growth and health by following standard infant feeding recommendations.
  • Demonstrate that good nutrition leads to good health.
  • Enable participants’ to form good eating habits and prevent nutrition-related problems.
  • Provide individual care plans for participants based on their risks.

Here are some topics that we offer to encourage a healthy lifestyle

  • Healthy Snacks
  • Picky Eaters
  • Getting Enough Calcium
  • Portion Sizes
  • Post-partum Health and Well-being
  • Food Safety
  • Feeding your toddler healthy
  • Choose MyPlate

Healthy Plate Tips

Balancing Calories

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less
  • Avoid oversized portions Foods to Increase
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk

Foods to Reduce

  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals
  • Choose foods with lower numbers
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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