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Counseling/Education

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  • Bulletin Boards

    Breastfeeding and the new food packages bulletin boards

    Pennsylvania developed bulletin boards that are print ready for the promotion of breastfeeding and the new WIC Food Packages.
  • Bulletin Boards in a SNAP

    Bulletin Boards in a SNAP

    Bulletin Boards in a SNAP was developed by the Wyoming State Nutrition Action Plan (SNAP) team. The purpose of the project is to communicate consistent nutrition messages through multiple channels in order to reduce the risk of overweight and obesity in Wyoming. Read the entire project overview [PDF]

  • Health and Nutrition Lesson Plans

    Health and Nutrition Lesson Plans

    • Various topics available. Developed by California. Lesson plans, along with accompanying handouts, can be downloaded and tailored to meet the needs of participants.

    • Lesson Plans
  • Health and Nutrition Lesson Plans

    Health Bites

    • James Madison University is offering WIC agencies the opportunity to utilize Health Bites, an interactive and educational website covering 23 topics related to health and nutrition, available in both English and Spanish. This website is offered free of charge to WIC agencies so that WIC participants throughout the nation may have access to this valuable resource.  The website includes videos and games to help participants learn about healthy nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle choices. Developed by James Madison University in collaboration with the Division of Community Nutrition, Virginia Department of Health, and with funding from the Food and Nutrition Services, U. S. Department of Agriculture.

    • To review the materials (enter w11-11-111 as your WIC family ID.) If you are interested in using these materials, James Madison University will send you a complete installation package that will allow you to customize the website with information about your state and agency. To receive more information or a free copy of the Health Bites website software for installation on your server, contact Laura Brennan at brennaLa@jmu.edu or call 540-435-7991.

    • Visit the Website Here
  • Healthy Lifestyle Toolkit

    Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Toolkit

    • This guide by New York focuses on implementing a healthy lifestyle promotion action plan that is specifically tailored to a community. The toolkit guides staff through the assessment, implementation and evaluation stages of healthy lifestyle promotion plan.

    • Toolkit [PDF]
  • Healthy Lifestyle Toolkit

    Making It work Toolkit

  • MyPlate for Kids

    MyPlate for Kids

    • MyPlate for kids handout from Massachusetts WIC.

    • Handout [PDF]
  • MyPlate Handouts

    MyPlate Handouts

  • Nutrition Care Process: Success in WIC

    Nutrition Care Process: Success in WIC


    • This slide presentation [PDF] and toolkit [PDF] discuss using the Nutrition Care Process when counseling WIC clients. This information was presented at the National WIC Meeting in 2009 by Anne Bennett, Director of Nutrition Services at Tri-County Health Department, Greenwood Village, CO.
  • Nutrition Education Materials

    Nutrition Education Materials

    • This Web site from Texas includes a collection of fact sheets, handouts, lesson plans and modules that can be used for nutrition education in WIC.

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