WIC Works Sharing Gallery
Fit Kids = Happy Kids - 2005
Fit Kids = Happy Kids is a product of the Southwest Region (SWR) Educating Communities on Healthy Options (ECHO) revitalizing quality nutrition services (RQNS) initiative and provides both client-focused and educator-focused tools for preventing childhood obesity and promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Grandmothers Tea Toolkit - 2007
The Illinois State Breastfeeding Task Force in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Healths' Nutrition and Physical Activity to Prevent Obesity Program designed a Grandmothers Tea tool kit. The kit contains 4 lesson plans with corresponding scenario cards for activities. An 8 minute informational video accompanies the kit providing testimonials from those that have taught the program, grandmother attendees, etc.
Healthy Habits - 2006
Staff training modules were developed that focused on client oriented, behavioral approaches to nutrition education that promoted family meals and physical activity. In addition, the Washington WIC State agency awarded local agency mini-grant projects to increase local capacity to apply public health approaches to develop and sustain community-based nutrition services and chronic disease risk reduction. Review final report.

Participant and Staff Questionnaire. Also available in Spanish. [WORD]
Participant Questionnaire Short Version [WORD]
Project Summary Report Form - Family Meals [WORD]
Project Summary Report Form - Physical Activity [WORD]
Mini-Grant Quarterly Progress Report Form [WORD]
Mini-Grant Final Report Form [WORD]

Healthy Habits materials and resources are available electronically from Washington State. To purchase materials download the module's material lists, ordering instructions and order form.
Mealtime Magic 2004
These education and training materials were developed to help Louisiana discuss feeding relationships and the prevention of obesity during secondary nutrition contact.
Menu Planning [PDF] 2005
This handout was developed by Utah and covers meal planning, grocery shopping and healthy cooking methods. It is also available in Spanish.
Metabolic Nutrition Planning
Developed by the Ohio Metabolic Formula Program and the Ohio WIC Program. This series of 12 nutrition education modules can be used with infants and children who have inborn errors of metabolism such as PKU. These children must rely on specialized medical food, or metabolic formula for the majority of their protein needs and eat very little natural proteins from foods.
More Than Just a Hill of Beans[PDF] 2005
This handout was developed by Utah and includes nutrition information, as well as tips on how to prepare and cook beans. It is also available in Spanish.
Move to Lowfat Milk Brochure [PDF]
A full color handout from Virginia that explains the choices of the types of milk and the benefits of calcium. Page 2 of the handout outlines the benefits of decreasing fat in one's diet; easy tips to change from whole milk to lowfat milk; and the calories and amounts of fat per one cup serving. A lesson plan [WORD] is also available.

New WIC food packages: Request for Information

The Midwest Region States conducted a "request for information" for food items new to or affected by the new food package regulations. The documents are currently posted on Michigan WIC’s Web site.

Request for Information [PDF]

Survey [EXCEL]

New Food Package Issuance: Part I

This series of staff training tools developed by Colorado WIC provides guidance for staff on improving the breastfeeding promotion and support infrastructure through clinic assessment and appropriate staff training.

Cover Letter [PDF]

Allowable Food List [PDF]

New WIC Foods Chart [PDF]

WIC Allowable Foods Quiz & Answer Key [PDF]

WIC Allowable Foods Staff Activity & Answer Key [PDF]

WIC Director Facilitation Guide [PDF]

New Foods Activities [PDF]

Transition Schedule: Preparing WIC Staff, WIC Participants, and the Community [PDF]

New Food Package Issuance: Part II

Developed by Colorado. This document provides the project manager and core project team the organizational structure, authority and direction for implementing the new interim food package rule.

Cover Letter [PDF]

Allowable Food List [PDF]

New WIC Foods Chart [PDF]

WIC Allowable Foods Quiz & Answer Key [PDF]

WIC Allowable Foods Staff Activity & Answer Key [PDF]

WIC Director Facilitation Guide [PDF]

New Foods Activities [PDF]

Transition Schedule: Preparing WIC Staff, WIC Participants, and the Community [PDF]

Northside Breastfeeding Campaign 2000
This campaign was a comprehensive, community based breastfeeding promotion project, tailored to reach the African American population in the Near North community of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Nutritious Story Time 2007
This Web page from Florida includes a manual and accompanying resources for teaching nutrition to children and their parents using children's books.
Obesity Prevention Modules 2002
Pennsylvania developed this series of modules for use with all children ages 2 years and older. The modules present guidelines for developing healthy eating habits and include flyers that can be distributed to participants and staff reference sheets.

Oral Care for You and Your Child
This bulletin board was developed by Massachusetts WIC for Children's Dental Month (each year in February).

English [Publisher]

English [PDF]

Spanish [Publisher]

Spanish [PDF]

Oral Health for Infants and Children [PDF] 2003
This handout was developed by Tennessee as part of a series of bilingual nutrition education handouts for infants, children and women. The handout is also available in Spanish.

Participant Handouts: New Food Packages

This section includes materials for the new food packages in different languages developed by Illinois.

Participant Handouts

Participant Satisfaction Survey Final Report 2008

This report from Utah details the results of their bi-annual participant satisfaction survey. The goal of the survey is to determine the extent of satisfaction among WIC participants receiving WIC services as well as their understanding of those services.

Final Report [PDF]

Peer Counselor Brochure [PDF] 2006
This brochure was developed by Illinois and promotes the role of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
Physical Activity for Children [WORD] 2001
Nutrition education curriculum developed by Virginia for group or individual sessions of children age 3-5 years and their parents.  Includes objectives, background information, pre and post assessment, activities and handouts (Development of Motor Skills, Physical Activity Scoreboard and Fitness Fun Coloring Sheets).
Physical Activity Lesson Plan 2004
These lesson plans were developed by California to assist WIC staff in providing education on physical activity. Lesson plans, as well as accompanying handouts, can be downloaded and tailored to meet the needs of participants.
Playing With Your 3 to 5 Year Old 2003
This color tri-fold brochure developed by California includes examples of age appropriate activities, lists of toys and games and explains why active play is important for your 3 to 5 year old.  Also available in Spanish.
Playing With Your Baby 2003
This color tri-fold brochure developed by California includes examples of activities, lists of toys and games and the reasons why active play is so important for baby's development. Also available in Spanish.
Playing With Your Toddler 2003
This color tri-fold brochure developed by California includes examples of age appropriate activities, lists of toys and games and explains why play is important for your toddler.  Also available in Spanish.
Prenatal and Postpartum Nutrition Pamphlets 2005
This series of pamphlets was developed by Maryland to provide nutrition education to pregnant women both at the beginning of pregnancy and during the exit counseling session.
Preparing Formula For Your Baby [PDF] 2005
This 2-page guide from Rhode Island provides information about proper mixing and preparation of both powdered and concentrated formula. The guide is also available in Spanish.

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
This PowerPoint presentation and accompanying speaker notes were developed by California for use in nutrition education sessions with WIC participants.

  English PowerPoint Presentation
  English Speaker Notes [WORD]
  Spanish PowerPoint Presentation

Project ReNew: Customer Service Training Modules - 2003 (SPG)
An interactive training as well as guidebooks for in-person training on customer service issues. Developed by the Connecticut WIC Program.

Promoting Breastfeeding Via the New food packages 2008

Cover Letter [PDF]

Director Guide: Agency Checklist – Building a Supportive Structure for Breastfeeding [PDF]

Staff Handout: Breastfeeding Promotion and Support [PDF]

Staff Handout: Review of Procedures: Providing Breastfeeding Promotion and Support [PDF]

Staff Resource: Breastfeeding Solutions Resource [PDF]

Promoting Healthy Feeding Relationships and Nurturing Parent Practices 2006
Through this project WIC staff were trained to promote and improve parent’s knowledge and skills in forming healthy feeding relationships. The feeding relationship was conceptualized as a metaphor for a healthy parent-child relationship and healthy/positive family functioning. In addition parenting classes were provided to WIC participants using an evidence-based parenting program. Review final report.

PowerPoint Slides

Sample Agenda for Training [WORD]
Evaluation Form for Training [WORD]
Tool for Assessing Staff Knowledge [WORD]
Evaluation Tool for Group Discussions [WORD]
Reinvesting in Staff 2006
This project focused on staff development and training. WIC staff received: the Franklin Covey self development course; training on a client-oriented, behavioral approach to nutrition education using the stages of change model; and intensive, one-on-one guidance for nutrition staff (via mentors) to help develop facilitator and counseling skills.
Relief for Common Pregnancy Discomforts [PDF] 2001
This handout was developed by Tennessee as part of a series of bilingual nutrition education handouts for infants, children and women.
Revitalizing Quality Nutrition Services in WIC - 2004 [PDF]
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) asked the seven regional offices to nominate noteworthy projects/initiatives from their respective regions for presentation at the National WIC Association Biennial Nutrition and Breastfeeding Conference. Previous editions are also available for 2001 and 2002.
Setting Limits for Children - Activity for Caregivers[PDF] 1999
The goal of this group discussion session developd by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona is to brainstorm areas (related to feeding) where it is important to set limits for children, as well as provide tips as to how to do so successfully. Part of Fit WIC Families: Activities for Learning about Nutrition and Physical Activity [PDF].

Shopping with WIC Campaign 2007
This is an initiative launched by the Pennsylvania Association of WIC Directors (PAWD) Outreach Committee in May 2006 to promote awareness and support of the Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program through a partnership with our WIC vendors. The goal is to reach out to potential WIC participants in the most obvious of places….the grocery store!

The campaign materials include a choice of three in-store displays (a 3-D shopping cart, stand-up easel or counter top display), English/Spanish rack card, and a floor graphic. Other promotional materials include a shopping list notepad and a canvas tote bag to be used at in-store promotions and other venues.

Note: The images of the three pregnant women can not be used. States would have to insert their own images. All other images and graphics may be reproduced.

Snack Smart, Limit Soda Campaign 2005
Florida developed these materials to teach WIC participants about the sugar content of soda and finding healthy beverage alternatives. Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Flyer [PDF]
Poster Display- Part 1
[PDF]
Poster Display - Part 2
[PDF]
Table-Top Display
[PDF]
Table-Top Display Instructions
[PDF]
Something to Smile About Campaign 2001
These campaign materials were developed by Alabama to institute a culturally sensitive, low-literacy nutrition education model for the prevention of Early Childhood Caries (ECC). Diverse ethnic groups in the WIC population were interviewed in focus groups, including African-American, American Indian, and Hispanic WIC participants or their caretakers at seven WIC sites. Materials include (All available in PDF):

flip charts English
and Spanish
tip cards English and Spanish
posters English and Spanish
Sustainable Outreach Tool Kit 2002
Oregon developed this tool kit which groups outreach activities into three sections of an outreach pyramid. The kit also contains information on social marketing theory and its place in designing sustainable outreach strategies.
Take the Stairs Challenge for Staff 2001
This 8-week challenge developed by Virginia promotes increasing physical activity through activities that can be a part of everyday life; includes instructions and tracking sheet [WORD].
Team WIC Walking Challenge 2001
This 2-week program developed by Virginia encourages staff to keep track of the number of steps they walk during the first week and then to increase the amount by 400 steps per day during the second week; includes instructions and tracking sheet [PDF].
The Nutrition Services Initiative Workgroup 2000
Experts in nutrition education were brought in to help improve the effectiveness of nutrition education in the Southwest Region. A Nutrition Education Ideas Resource Manual was developed for use in WIC nutrition education activities as a result of the workgroup.

Summary Report of Contract to Provide Nutrition Education Consultants [PDF]
Matrix of Good Practices for Nutrition Education in a WIC Setting [PDF]
The Strength of Iron [PDF] 2000
This handout was developed by Tennessee as part of a series of bilingual nutrition education handouts for women, infants and children. It is also available in Spanish.

Touching Hearts, Touching Minds 2008

This Web site of nutrition education materials developed by Massachusetts WIC highlights the emotion-based benefits of making eating and activity changes in addition to the logical, rational benefits of taking action. Also available in Spanish. View the training video.

Transition to Texture 2004
This PowerPoint presentation and accompanying speaker notes were developed by California for use in nutrition education sessions with WIC participants.

  English PowerPoint Presentation
  English Speaker Notes [WORD]
  Spanish PowerPoint Presentation

TV Turn-off Challenge [WORD] 2001
This 8-week program developed by Virginia encourages staff to decrease the amount of time spent watching television and increasing activity levels.  It challenges them to limit television viewing to one hour or less per day and replacing TV time with other activities; includes instructions and tracking sheet [WORD], monthly calendar [WORD] and award certificate [PDF].
Vegetable Party: Activity for Preschoolers
The goal of this lesson developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona is to teach children the importance of eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, as well as introduce them to new vegetables and ways to prepare them. Part of Fit WIC Families: Activities for Learning about Nutrition and Physical Activity[PDF].
Vegetables for 2-5 Year Olds 2005
These materials were developed by Iowa. When you access this link you will find an overview about the project (called the Veggie Grant), the intervention toolbox with screening tools and over 40 nutrition education modules, and the final report for the project.
Vietnamese Breastfeeding Education Materials 2002
This Vietnamese language resource was developed by California as breastfeeding education pamphlets to be given to pregnant Vietnamese women. Myths associated with breastfeeding and problems seen during breastfeeding, as well as factors that might deter Vietnamese women from breastfeeding, were concluded to be the major issues to be addressed in the materials.
Water Community Kit [WORD] 2001
Developed by Virginia. Includes activities and ideas for promoting water consumption in various community settings, discussion guide and sample evaluation form.

Water Group Education Kit[WORD] 2001
Developed by Virginia. This group education lesson plan is designed to assist participants in identifying beverages high in sugar and develop strategies for making drinking water fun for their children. 

Lesson Plan [WORD]
Overhead Transparencies
[PPT]
Discussion Guide [WORD]
Participant Goal Sheet [PDF] (also available in Spanish)
Parent Brochure [PDF] (also available in Spanish)

Water Intoxication
This updated handout was originally developed by Louisiana during the initial WIC food package change to remind parents that adding extra water to stretch out WIC formula allotments is dangerous. Information on signs and symptoms of intoxication is included.

Handout

Weigh of Life...Taking Action Together 2005
The goal of this project is for the Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program to provide culturally-sensitive education and to enhance coordination with the medical community and other partners in the promotion of healthy eating behaviors and healthy weights in children, particularly for Dominican and Puerto Rican children.
What Foods and How Much to Feed Your Family Activity[PDF] 1999
The goal of this group discussion session developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona is to brainstorm foods that are appropriate for children (type of food and amount) and to identify the benefits of choosing healthy foods. Part of Fit WIC Families: Activities for Learning about Nutrition and Physical Activity [PDF].
Whole Grain Choo Choo Train 2007
This Web page from Florida includes a children's book and lesson plans for emphasizing the importance of eating whole grains. The book is available in Spanish as well.
Why Every Woman Needs Folic Acid [PDF] 2002
This handout was developed by Tennessee WIC as part of a series of bilingual nutrition education handouts for women, infants and children. It is also available in Spanish.
WIC Approved Cashiers Food Guide[PDF] 2001
This guide was developed by Rhode Island for use by retail store cashiers to match the same WIC approved food photos displayed in the guide for WIC participants. The cashier guide also includes a panel on "How to redeem/correct price on a WIC check.
WIC Approved Food Guide[PDF] 2006
Rhode Island developed this visual aid for WIC participants to assist them in identifying approved foods at retail stores. The guide is printed in English and Spanish and distributed through the local WIC agencies. This guide is used in conjunction with the WIC Approved Foods Cashier Guide. Also available in Spanish.
WIC Bean Book 2004
This new recipe book from Washington State has "bean" designed with WIC in mind. The book is a new way of looking at the topic of bean cookery and incorporates the stages of change model. Some recipes require more bean-skills, while some require fewer bean-skills; therefore, the book invites the bean cook to choose a recipe based on whether they are a Bean-ginner or a Well-seasoned bean cook (or their stage of change on the bean cooking scale).

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

Miami-Dade Health Department WIC and Nutrition Program in Florida developed a brochure and a flyer to promote their Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. Both handouts include information on what a peer counselor does as well as the potential benefits of becoming a peer counselor.

WIC Client Education Form "Rights & Responsibilities & Check Education" 2006
This form is from Washington State and is designed to educate clients about WIC rules, shopping for WIC foods and cashing WIC checks. The form helps to improve program integrity and compliance by reinforcing key messages from the WIC Rights and Responsibilities form, Appointment folder, and WIC Foods Brochure.

WIC Foods Brochures
This series of staff training tools developed by Colorado WIC provides guidance for promoting and supporting breastfeeding. Ohio developed this series of brochures, effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011, for use by participants and authorized vendors. 

Authorized Foods [PDF] This brochure provides information about the foods that are allowed, as well as not allowed, for purchase with WIC coupons and Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers.  This brochure also provides “smart shopping”  tips. 

Authorized Juices and Cereals [PDF] This brochure provides participants and authorized vendors with brand- and type-specific information about the juices and cereals that may be purchased with WIC Coupons. In addition, this brochure contains pictures of all the authorized juices and cereals.

Unallowed Foods [PDF] This brochure provides information only about the foods that are not allowed for purchase with the WIC coupons and Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers.

WIC Immunization Training Materials 2002
These training materials are designed to help state agencies implement policy on immunization screening and referral.

WIC Media Guidelines[PDF] 2001
These guidelines from North Carolina present information that is intended to help local agencies make better use of the various media outlets that might be available in their communities.

Note: This document contains some state-specific references to outreach materials and programs such as TANF and SCHIP.

WIC Nutrition Education: On the Road to Excellence Teleconference 2001
Resources from this 2-day video-teleconference sponsored by the Southwest Region (broadcasted on April 26-27, 2001) are available here.

WIC FIT Kids, A SWR "On the Road to Excellence" Video-Teleconference 2003

WIC Outreach & Referral Checklist [PDF] 2001
This checklist provides ideas for establishing outreach and referral networks and includes a listing of agencies and programs that would make good partners. This document is available to North Carolina WIC agencies in the state policy manual. In addition, it is used in the annual training for new local agency WIC staff.

Note: This document contains some state-specific references to outreach materials and programs such as TANF and SCHIP.
WIC Outreach Brochure & Poster 2001
This brochure and poster were developed by Indiana WIC.

Brochure [PDF] - Also available in Spanish.
Poster [PDF] - (English and Spanish)

WIC Participant Food Shopping and Consumption Habits Survey[WORD] 2007
In July-August 2007, California WIC surveyed 3,085 WIC families to learn what foods WIC participants favor and what they would be likely to choose if WIC offered new foods. In most cases, the mother was interviewed, and the responses pertain to 4,559 participants in the families selected. The survey data provide a rich and representative snapshot of current WIC participant food shopping practices, consumption habits and attitudes in a large and diverse state. The data will help inform California WIC’s approach to implementing the new rules and may be useful to other state and local WIC practitioners as they plan for implementation of changes to WIC foods and design nutrition education materials and promotional campaigns for WIC families.

WIC Participant Food Shopping and Consumption Habits Survey Presentation [PDF]

WIC Participant Food Survey Fact Sheet 2008

The North Carolina WIC Program conducted a participant food survey in summer 2008 to enhance development of food policy, vendor management and  nutrition education strategies. Over 1900 women completed the survey and results can be generalized to the entire state. This fact sheet summarizes some key information in simple, easy-to-read language.

Fact Sheet [PDF]

WIC Participant Satisfaction Survey 2008

Utah conducted a survey to determine participant preferences for both old and new food items in the new WIC food package. Also available in Spanish.

Survey English [PDF]

Survey Spanish [PDF]

WIC Participant Satisfaction and Shopping Survey [PDF] 2007
Massachusetts conducted a Participant Satisfaction and Shopping survey in August/September 2007 to determine participant preferences for both old and new food items anticipated in the new WIC food package. The survey was created and administered after the proposed rule, but before the interim rule. The survey results are also available.
WIC Referral Notebook [PDF] 1999
WIC providers have a unique opportunity to help clients access needed resources. This notebook was designed by Louisiana to facilitate making referrals. It includes a description of how to find resources, how to make a referral and how to help clients access needed services.

WIC Staff Food Shopping and Consumption Habits Survey

In January-March 2008, California WIC Program conducted a statewide survey of local agency WIC staff to learn what foods they purchase and consume, the reasons for their choices, what might influence them to make healthier choices, their opinions about upcoming food package changes, and their preferences for education and training tools and methods to help them implement the changes.  

Survey [WORD]

Presentation [PPT]

You and Your Baby: Some Thoughts on Gestational Diabetes [PDF] 2005
This handout was developed by Utah and is also available in Spanish.
Your Life is Easier When You Breastfeed [PDF]
This 2-page handout from Maine was developed during an Easy to Read workshop for use in promoting breastfeeding. It specifically addresses concerns that women choose to formula feed based on their perception that it is easier than breastfeeding.
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