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  • Healthy Fit Nutrition Education Lesson Plans

    Nutrition Education Lessons

    • Checklist for Reviewing Lesson Modules [DOC]
      This Checklist was developed by Michigan WIC to help local agency staff evaluate nutrition education lesson modules for consistency with client-centered education principles and adherence to WIC policy.

      Food Safety During Pregnancy Lesson Module [DOC]
      This Michigan WIC lesson module is designed to help pregnant women adopt or continue behaviors to prevent food borne illness with an emphasis on safe fish.

      Healthy Fit Session 1 Snacks and Physical Activity [DOC]
      This Michigan WIC lesson module encourages healthy snacking and physical activity through a group class that includes both adults and children. Facilitated group discussion, hands-on food preparation and active play are components of the lesson.

      Healthy Fit Session 2 Happy, Healthy, Active Child [DOC]
      This Michigan WIC lesson module discusses picky eating as a potential barrier to healthy eating and explores physical activity options through a group class that includes both adults and children. Facilitated group discussion, hands-on food preparation and active play are components of the lesson.

      Healthy Fit Session 3 Going Bananas [DOC]
      This Michigan WIC lesson module encourages offering a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and engaging in fun physical activity through a group class that includes both adults and children. Facilitated group discussion, hands-on food preparation and active play are components of the lesson.

  • Participant-Centered Services

    Participant-Centered Services and Beyond Webinar

    Archived version of webinar hosted by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for WIC State and local agency staff. The webinar introduced tools and trainings used by State agencies throughout the country to implement Participant-Centered Services and similar initiatives. Introductory remarks by Audrey Rowe, FNS Administrator. Presentations by WIC Programs in California, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Chickasaw Nation.

  • Talk Listen Connect

    Talk, Listen, Connect [PDF]

    This guide for facilitating nutrition education sessions with WIC participants was developed by New York with funding from the Food and Nutrition Service. Information is provided on conversation starters, icebreakers, and how to apply the "Talk, Listen, Connect" technique in different situations.

    [PDF] is an activity that can be used to assess staff interest and/or readiness to incorporate facilitated discussion as a method of nutrition education.



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