WIC Works Sharing Gallery

Active Play Community Kit 2003
Developed by Virginia. Includes suggestions for community-based activities and programs that can promote active play in children, as well as a discussion guide and sample outreach letter [WORD] and evaluation form [WORD].

Active Play Group Education Kit 2001
This group education lesson plan developed by Virginia assists caregivers in identifying and engaging their 2-4 year olds in developmentally appropriate activities. 

Lesson Plan [WORD]
Overhead Transparencies [PPT]: Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3,
Discussion Guide [WORD]
Participant Goal Card

All Available in Spanish [PDF]

Activity Pyramid for Children 2001
This PDF handout was developed by Kentucky as part of a series of several nutrition education handouts that include the Governor's initiative motto of "Education Pays". Some of the places where they are being used include nutrition education in schools, WIC group and individual nutrition education sessions.
Be a Healthy Mom [PDF] 2005
Adapted from California WIC. A pamphlet for postpartum women includes tips for being healthy and getting back into shape. Also available in Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Benefits of Spoonfeeding [PDF] 2001
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.
Best Practices Guidelines for Optimal Customer Service 2002
This booklet reflects recommendations that may help staff provide caring, efficient, and consistent service to WIC Program customers. Recommendations were submitted by WIC staff from all West Virginia WIC Local Agencies.
Beyond Beyond Nutrition Counseling: Reframing the Battle Against Obesity 2002
Developed by Kentucky. The video addresses both the prevention and management of childhood obesity. It is intended to encourage discussion among healthcare professionals and policy makers about the fact that parents may be unable to implement nutritional advice without
improved child-rearing skills.

Video Ordering Information [PDF]
Video Transcript [PDF]
Discussion Guide [PDF]
Assessment Form [WORD]
Demographic Questionnaire [WORD]
Follow-up Agreement [WORD]
Follow-up Questionnaire [WORD]

BPA Frequently Asked Questions for Parents 2008

This handout developed by Maine provides answer2008s to common concerns parents and caregivers might have about the risks of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and provides links to additional resources.

FAQs [PDF]

Breastfeding: A Gift for Your Family 2008
Healthy Eating: A Gift for Your Family 2008

Healthy Eating: A Gift for Your Family and Breastfeeding: A Gift for Your Baby provide mothers with limited literacy and resources access to the essentials of breastfeeding and nutrition. This multi-media, bi-lingual site communicates through culturally-sensitve videos, animation, photographs, diagrams and audio. This site was created by the Fund for the City of New York in partnership with the Morrisania Neighborhood Family Heath Center-WIC program in the Bronx, NY. For additonal information, please visit the Fund for the City of New York’s Parenthood Plus program.

Breastfeeding Guides 2001
These guidelines were developed by Iowa and intended for use by health professionals who provide support to generally healthy mothers and babies.
BreastfeedingMaterials 2007
These handouts were created by Kentucky to promote breastfeeding and to address common concerns and questions about breastfeeding that new mothers may have.
Breastfeeding Resource Handbook
This handbook was developed by Indiana and includes client education as the result of the efforts of the Indiana Department of Health, Indiana WIC Program, Indiana Perinatal Network and the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
Breastfeeding Tips [PDF] 2004
The Virgin Islands developed this culturally relevant breastfeeding handout about how to correctly latch-on baby to the breast. It also gives immediately after birth tips for moms, to help them with issues that may occur within their first week of breastfeeding, when many moms tend to give up if they don't get adequate support.

Breastfeeding Support and the New Food Packages: A Review

This series of staff training tools developed by Colorado WIC provides guidence for promoting and supporting breastfeeding.

Cover Letter

Staff Handout: Breastfeeding Support, a Review

Staff and Director Guide [PDF]

Activity [PDF]

Breastfeeding FAQs [PDF]

Breastfeeding Screening Form [PDF]

Infant Formula Range Sheet [PDF]

 

Calcium [PDF] 1999
This handout was developed by Kentucky Nutrition Services as part of a series of several nutrition education handouts that include the Governor's initiative motto of "Education Pays". Some of the places where they are being used include nutrition education in schools and WIC group and individual nutrition education sessions.
Carlos and Clarice Mooove to Lowfat Milk Children’s Book 2006
This 22-page book was developed by Florida for preschoolers and first graders. It emphasizes the importance of choosing 1% lowfat or fat-free milk. The book can be downloaded in PDF form in English/Spanish or English/Haitian-Creole, and a lesson plan is also available.
Checklists [WORD] Date Unknown
Developed by Marinette County Health & Human Services, WIC in Wisconsin.

WIC Flow Infant
Nutritionist Orientation
Public Health Aide Orientation
Civil Rights Training - 2006 [PDF]
The Louisiana Annual Civil Rights Training Module is a self-paced learning tool that trains WIC employees on civil rights policy and procedures. Topics include definitions of basic Civil Rights concepts, key Civil Rights legislation and public notification requirements. The training from 2003 and 2002 is also available.
Common Complaints of Pregnancy [PDF] 2005
This handout from New Jersey provides women with specific strategies to minimize discomfort from the common complaints of pregnancy such as heartburn, constipation, nausea and vomiting. The handout is also available in Spanish.

Counseling on Folic Acid 2002
Oregon developed the handout "Take Folic Acid" and a "Counseling Protocol for Folic Acid" to assist with Risk 426-Inadequate Folic Acid Intake to Prevent Neural Tube Defects (NTD's), Spina Bifida and Anencephaly.

Take Folic Acid   Spanish Version[PDF]
Counseling Protocol for Folic Acid[PDF]
Cereals Brochure
[PDF]
Juices Brochure
[PDF]

Contact Information:
Snow F. Buchanan, Policy/Publications Coordinator
Nutrition and Health Screening-WIC Program,
Office of Family Health, Oregon Department of Human Services
E-mail: Snow.F.Buchanan@state.or.us

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

Facilitator's Guide for Nutrition Education 2003
New Mexico developed this guidebook to aid the WIC nutritionist or paraprofessional in moderating group nutrition education sessions.

Title/Table of Contents [PDF]
Introduction [PDF]
Prenatal Discussion Sessions [PDF - 69 pages]
Infant Discussion Sessions [PDF - 79 pages]
Childhood and Postpartum Discussion Sessions [PDF - 85 pages]
Appendix [PDF]

Family Activity Community Kit 2001
Developed by Virginia. Includes ideas for partnering with community groups to promote activity, as well as a discussion guide and sample outreach letter [WORD] and evaluation form[WORD].

Family Activity Group Education Kit  2001
This group education lesson developed by Virginia is intended to promote family fitness.

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

Family Meals Materials 2005
This Web page provides English and Spanish printable versions, as well as ordering information, for the Family Meals nutrition education materials developed by Washington State.
Farmers' Market Recipe Book[PDF] 2003
The Municipality of Anchorage, AK, Department of Health and Human Services developed these resources to help promote the farmers' market and increase fruit and vegetable consumption among WIC participants. A Produce Guide [PDF] is also available.
Feeding Our Children with Love[PDF] 2003
This 9-page color handout developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona provides parents and caregivers with examples, tips, and ideas for feeding children healthy meals and snacks and offers suggestions on setting limits on unhealthy practices. Also includes A Special Message for Grandparents [2-page PDF color handout] insert.
Feeding Guides for Children: Newborn - Age 5 2004
Each of the feeding guides from Rhode Island discusses strategies, milestones, developmental cues and appropriate foods to feed children throughout these years. All files available in PDF.

Feeding Your Baby From Birth to Four Months - Spanish version
Feeding Your Baby From Four to Six Months - Spanish version
Feeding Your Baby From Six to Eight Months - Spanish version
Feeding Your Baby From Eight to Twelve Months - Spanish version
Feeding Your Toddler From One to Two Years - Spanish version
Feeding Your Child From Three to Five Years - Spanish version
Feeding Infants and Children 2005
Adapted from California WIC. This series of pamphlets developed by Washington State includes information on feeding infants and children, including appropriate serving sizes, sample menus, transitioning to the cup and preventing/treating constipation.

Feeding Relationship Staff Training Kit
This kit developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona includes PowerPoint presentations on child feeding techniques and issues, working with preschoolers and how to facilitate a discussion group for caregivers. It also includes a group discussion questions for staff and a pre-test and post-test all created in Microsoft Word.    

Feeding Young Children Study [PDF] 2007
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine worked with the New York State Department of Health and WIC Clinics to help parents with introducing solid foods and promoting healthy eating habits. The intervention materials are focused on promoting timely bottle weaning in children. The flipchart is also available in a brochure format in English and Spanish. Healthy Reminders are also available in English and Spanish.
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.
Fit WIC Activities[PDF] 2002
This 45-page color notebook developed by Vermont for parents and their preschoolers is designed to help foster children's health and development through active physical play.  The book is full of ideas for playing actively, building physical skills and finding new places in the community to play. 

Fit WIC Activity Pyramid [PDF] 2002
1-page color handout developed by Vermont which includes ideas of age appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as ideas for active family outings. Also available: 1-page handout (black and white) with ideas on how to use the pyramid.

Fit WIC Community Assessment Worksheet 2002
This worksheet developed by Vermont can be used to help staff determine the various avenues that are available for outreach in the community and to establish a plan for communicating with community leaders /organizations. A recreation facilities assessment worksheet [WORD] is also available.
Fit WIC Educators Guide [PDF] 2002
A resource guide developed by Vermont (42-page color) for educators of families with young children provides physical activity lesson plan ideas (WICtivities) for preschoolers and their families to help increase the time young children spend playing actively and decrease the time they spend being sedentary.  
Fit WIC Fun and Games Pages [PDF] 2002
9-page booklet developed by Vermont in black and white designed for families with preschool-age children, contains ideas and instructions for playtime activities and includes outdoor activities for each of the 4 seasons.
Fit WIC Kids Nutrition Questionnaire and Plan [WORD] 1999
This 1-page chart insert developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona is designed to help parents and caregivers assess their feeding relationship with their children and establish goals to help improve that relationship.  It includes areas for goal setting and follow-up plans. 

Fit WIC News 1999
Healthful eating and physical activity focused newsletters developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (2-page color) help parents and caregivers teach children that healthy foods and family meals are important family times for enjoying good food and sharing time together. Series titles include the following PDF files:

Kids Know Best/Get Moving Make Mealtimes Happy Times/Play Everyday
Let Your Kids Help in the Kitchen/Take Time to Play

Watch Your Child Grow and Glow/Help Your Child Develop a Lifelong Habit of Activity.

Food for a Healthy Mother & Baby [PDF] 2002
This handout was developed by Tennessee as part of a series of bilingual nutrition education handouts for infants, children and women. File also includes a Spanish version.
Foods for After You Deliver [PDF] 2002
This handout was developed by Tennessee as part of a series of bilingual nutrition education handouts for infants, children and women. It is also available in Spanish.
Foods for Your Child 1-3 Years, TN[PDF] 2000
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.
Foods for Your Child 4-6 Years, TN [PDF] 2000
This handout was developed by Tennessee as part of a series of nutrition education handouts for infants, children and women. The handout is also available in Spanish.
Fruit and Vegetables Community Kit 2001
Developed by Virginia. Includes suggested activities and ideas for encouraging children in the community to consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, discussion guide and a sample outreach letter and evaluation form. All Microsoft Word documents.

Fruit and Vegetable Group Education Kit 2001
This group education lesson plan developedy by Virginia provides parents and caregivers with strategies for serving children get their 5-A-Day of fruits and vegetables. 

Lesson Plan [WORD]
Discussion Guide [WORD]
Participant Goal Sheet [PDF] (also available in Spanish)

Get Fresh! Nutrition Education Recipe Cards for WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program 2001
Recipe cards developed by New York WIC. Includes two recipes as well as cooking and storing tips, nutrient information, and suggestions for fun ways to involve children in preparing foods at home.  

Get Healthy Together 2007

Get Healthy Together is one of five WIC special project grants supported in 2007 by USDA Food and Nutrition Service as part of the "Fit WIC 2" initiative. The study evaluated the impact of pediatric obesity counseling self-efficacy and client satisfaction associated with the provision of augmented counseling tools, counseling skills training, and a personal wellness promotion for WIC staff in New Mexico.

Getting to the heart of the matter 2007

The Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program conceived the "Getting to the Heart of the Matter" project to expand upon the success of the "Touching Hearts, Touching Minds" initiative by incorporating the project's emotion-based techniques into the WIC nutrition assessment process to ensure successful implementation of VENA.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter Materials

Getting to the Heart of the Matter Web site

Give Me 5 A Day!
Florida developed these resources to educate children on eating enough fruits and vegetables every day.

Give Me 5 A Day! Booklet
: This full-color, 27-page children's book can be found in both English and Spanish. It is available online in full-text and can also be purchased in hard copy format. A lesson plan that accompanies the book is also available to download.

Give Me 5 A Day! CD: This music CD has four songs about fruits, vegetables, and physical activity. There are links to preview the songs and a booklet that offers suggestions to parents or teachers. CD is available to order.
Give Your Baby a Healthy Start [PDF] 2004
Adapted from California WIC. This pamphlet from Washington State is designed for pregnant women and provides information on nutrition, weight gain, smoking and drinking, exercise and breastfeeding. The pamphlet is also available in Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Five copies of the pamphlet can be ordered without charge.
Got Formula? [PDF]
This handout for participants on how to budget the WIC formula allowance was developed by Georgia and is also available to download as Microsoft Publisher file.
Grandmothers Tea Toolkit
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.
Growing Healthy Families Newsletter [PDF] 2002
The newsletter developed by Vermont focuses on involving the whole family in the farmer's market experience and includes fresh fruit and vegetable recipes, tips for involving children in cooking and preparing foods and how to have fun with your child at the farmers market. 
Healthy Eating During Pregnancy [PDF] 2004
This prenatal food guide developed by Rhode Island provides information about healthy eating during pregnancy, foods to avoid/limit, and some common discomforts/health concerns during pregnancy. The guide is also available ina Spanish.
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.
Hello I'm a Red Blood Cell [PDF]
The Virgin Islands adapted this handout (in English and Spanish) about iron from a Puerto Rico WIC Spanish handout.  It tells the story of why iron is needed in the diet from the view point of the red blood cell.  It gives a list of iron rich foods, the role of vitamin C in iron absorption and ways to pair iron and vitamin C foods.
Help Me Be Healthy Series 2004
This pamphlet series from Maryland offers a comprehensive treatment of important child health issues, but delivers the information in small doses during each recertification counseling session.
Homemade vs. Storebrand Breastfeeding Poster [PDF] 2005
This poster promoting breastfeeding was developed by Maryland and is also available to download as a Microsoft Publisher file.
How Can I Help My Child Have a Healthy Weight[PDF] 2005
This handout was developed by Utah and is also available in Spanish.
Human Milk, Formula or Both...What's Best? [PDF] 2005
This handout developed by Denver Health WIC is given to participants to educate them about choosing to breastfeed and not give formula. Also available in Spanish.
I Love Carrots: Activity for Preschoolers 1999
The goal of this lesson developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona is to help children learn how carrots grow, as well as experience different types of carrots and ways to prepare them. Part of Fit WIC Families: Activities for Learning about Nutrition and Physical Activity [PDF].

I'm Hungry as a Bear Activity for Preschoolers[PDF] 1999
The goal of this lesson developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona is to help children become aware of when they are hungry or full, as well as introduce them to new foods and new ways to prepare foods. Part of Fit WIC Families: Activities for Learning about Nutrition and Physical Activity [PDF].
I'm Ready! Feeding Family Foods to Your Baby[PDF] 2006
This booklet from Washinton WIC provides guidance for starting infants on family foods including first foods from the table, finger foods, textured foods and using a spoon. This booklet is also available in Russian and Spanish.

Introducing Solids Class 2004
This PowerPoint presentation from California and accompanying speaker notes were developed for use in nutrition education sessions with WIC participants.

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

Iron[PDF] 2005
A full color handout from New Jersey that explains the role of iron in our bodies, the symptoms of anemia and dietary sources of this mineral. Page 2 of the handout displays full color pictures of foods rich in iron and can be used with low literacy participants. This handout is also available in Spanish.
Iron for Strong Blood [PDF] 2004
Adapted from California WIC. This pamphlet developed by Washington State provides a list of iron containing foods and iron tips, as well as discusses vitamin C's role with iron, why the body needs iron and iron sources for the first 12 months of life. This pamphlet is also available in Arabic, Camodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Five copies of the pamphlet can be ordered without charge.
Kids Cook Class [WORD] 2004
This lesson plan from California can be downloaded and adapted to fit into existing nutrition education curriculum. The goal of the class is to encourage parents to help their children to learn how to cook healthy and fun food at home.
Lactose or Dairy Intolerance[PDF] 2004
Adapted from California WIC. This pamphlet developed by Washington State provides an explanation of the difference between milk allergy and lactose intolerance, why calcium is important in the body and a list of ideas for obtaining calcium if you are lactose intolerant. This pamphlet is also available in Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Five copies of the pamphlet may be ordered without charge.
Lead Prevention Diet: How Does Lead Harm the Body? [PDF] 1998
This handout was developed by Kentucky as part of a series of several nutrition education handouts that include the Governor's initiative motto of "Education Pays". Some of the places where they are being used include nutrition education in schools, WIC group and individual nutrition education sessions.
Learn Together Approach 2001
The Learn Together Approach was developed by Michigan and is a facilitative-style adult learning approach. Instead of the classroom, lecture-style methods, the Learn Together Approach focuses on participants and promotes a comfortable learning environment using the facilitated group discussion method. Learn Together Approach is taught in a train-the-trainer format, so each attendee can become a future trainer.
Learning for Health Project 2001
West Virginia created 12 interactive lesson plans focused on healthy eating, increasing physical activity, promoting health and preventing disease as part of the Learning for Health Project. Each of the interactive group education sessions includes fun, flexible and positive education messages and lasts about 20-30 minutes.
Limiting Television Community Kit 2001
Developed by Virginia. Includes examples of community venues to display posters, ideas for limiting television viewing, discussion guide and sample outreach letter [WORD] and evaluation form [WORD]. 

Limiting Television Group Education Kit 2001
This group education lesson developed by Virginia will help caregivers to limit their child's TV viewing to 1 hour per day. 

Kit includes the following:
Lesson Plan [WORD]
Overhead Transparencies
[PPT]
Discussion Guide
[WORD]
Participant Goal Sheet
[PDF] (also available in Spanish)

Making Strong Bones Class [WORD] 2004
This lesson plan from California can be downloaded and adapted to fit into existing nutrition education curriculum. The goal of the class is to encourage parents to help their children establish eating and physical activity habits that will result in the formation of strong bones for life. The lesson plan is also available in Spanish.

MARWIC Times

A quarterly newsletter for USDA FNS MARO Region providing an update of events in the state and local WIC agencies. In PDF format.

Summer 2008

Fall 2008

Mealtime Community Kit 2001
Developed by Virginia. Includes ideas and activity suggestions for disseminating mealtime messages to the community, as well as anticipatory guidance and discussion points; sample outreach letter and evaluation form also available. All Microsoft Word documents.

Mealtime Group Education Kit
This group education lesson plan developed by Virginia assists caregivers in understand the importance of eating together and talking with their children during meals in and encourages them to increase the number of meals that the family eats together. 

Lesson Plan [WORD]
Overhead Transparencies
[PPT]
Discussion Guide [WORD]
Participant Goal Card [PDF] (Spanish version)
Mealtime Place Mat [PDF]

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.
Moms Helping Moms - Meet Your WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor [PDF] 2005
This Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work™ brochure was translated into Spanish by the Oklahoma WIC Program. It discusses the role of the WIC Peer Counselor. Also available in Spanish along with a handout for clients "WIC's Circle of Care for Breastfeeding Mothers."
"Mooove to Lowfat Dairy" Campaign 2006
This Web page describes Florida's statewide nutrition education initiative "Mooove to Low-fat or Fat Free Milk." Citizens (ages two years and older) are being encouraged to choose low-fat or fat free milk in an effort to promote healthy eating behaviors and reduce the incidence of overweight and obesity.
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]

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 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 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.

Postpartum Weight Loss Tips 2008

This pamphlet from South Carolina was developed to address the issue of how excessive weight gain during pregnancy has become the norm and that there is a need for nutrition education handout that would help the postpartum woman lose unwanted pounds. Available in English and 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

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

Spitting Up: Is This Normal? 2008

This handout from South Carolina was developed to help moms understand that spitting up is very common during early infancy and that most normal healthy babies spit up, often after a feeding. It addresses causes of spitting up and things that a mom/caretaker can do to help prevent spitting up. Available in English and Spanish.

Handout [PDF]

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 First 12 Months: A Guide to Infant Feeding [PDF] 2001
This 2-page handout from South Carolina provides tips and guidance on feeding infants.
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.
Vitamin A[PDF] 2001
This handout was developed by Kentucky Nutrition Services as part of a series of several nutrition education handouts that include the Governor's initiative motto of "Education Pays". Some of the places where they are being used include nutrition education in school and WIC group and individual nutrition education sessions.

Vitamin C[PDF] 2001
This handout was developed by Kentucky Nutrition Services as part of a series of several nutrition education handouts that include the Governor's initiative motto of "Education Pays". Some of the places where they are being used include nutrition education in schools and WIC group and individual nutrition education sessions.
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)

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].
What To Feed Your 1-5 Year Old Child [PDF] 2001
This brochure was developed by South Carolina (adapted from California) to address feeding children. Topics include making mealtimes happy, bottle or cup and growth and appetite.
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 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 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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