WIC Food Package Materials (West Virginia)


Participants

Staff
Vendors
Videos

Participants:

Love to Grow Shopping Guide [PDF] - contains the state approved cateogries of food, package sizes and, where appropriate, brand names of the only foods which mayb e chosen by a WIC participant or proxy.
Choices for Mom to Be [PDF] - explains the monthly WIC food benefits for an eligible pregnant woman.
Choices for Mom & Baby: Fully Breastfeeding [PDF] - explains the monthly WIC food benefits for an eligible breastfeeding mother and her breastfed infant up to 12 months after delivery.
Choices for Mom & Baby: Partially Breastfeeding [PDF] - explains the monthly WIC food benefits for an eligible partially breastfeeding mother and her partially breastfed infant up to 12 months after delivery.
Choices for Mom & Baby: Minimally Breastfeeding and Non- Breastfeeding [PDF] - explains the monthly WIC food benefits for an eligible minimally or non-breastfeeding mother and her infant up to 12 months after delivery.
Choices for Children [PDF] - explains the montly WIC food benefits for an eligible child age 2 up to their fifth birthday.
You Can Do It, WIC Can Help [PDF] - highlights the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.
You Can Do It, WIC Can Help: How Does Fully Breastfeeding in the First Month Affect my WIC Benefits? [PDF] - promotes fully breastfeeding in the first month to build milk supply.
Get to Know Your Baby [PDF] - stresses nursing and rooming-in during the first hour of life.
Making Milk [PDF] - outlines 10 steps to make plenty of breast milk.
Sesame Street Welcome [PDF] - highlights the five key messages of Healthy Habits for Life and offers and introduction to the outreach media kit given to each WV familiy participating in WIC.
Eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables Everyday [PDF] - introduces the Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Live DVD "The Get Healthy Now Show" and the fruits and vegetables rainbow.
Anytime & Sometime Foods [PDF] - introduces the Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life storybook and offers further examples of anytime and sometime foods.
Eat Together as a Family [PDF] - the final lesson plan for the Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life and provides activities parents can implement at home with the outreach media kit.

Staff:

Love to Grow Participant Education Resources [PDF] - facilitator's guide for WIC Educators to facilitate VENA-friendly individual and group nutrition education sessions.
Loving Choices Poster [PDF] - highlights the inherent messages of the new WIC food package.
Breastfeeding Poster [PDF] - outlines th infant health venefits of breastfeeding versus non-breastfeeding.
Eat a Rainbow Poster [PDF] - visually enhances the changes to the new WIC food package.
WV WIC New Food Package Media Kit [PDF] - contains the materials distributed statewide to all media outlets launching the new WIC food package.
Radio Commercial [mp3] - 30 second radio media piece promoting the new WIC food package.

Vendors:

Cashier Guide [PDF] - contains the state approved categories of food, package sizes and, where appropriate, brand names of the only foods which may be sold by a vendor to a WIC participant or proxy. Each cash register location must have a cashier guide. The cashier guide also contains WIC cashier responsibilities, checkout tips and guidance on accepting cash value vouchers.
Cashier's Quick Guide [PDF] - a quick reference tool for state approved categories of fruits and vegetables as well as procedures for accepting cash value vouchers.
Cashier Training Handbook [PDF] - a resource for WIC authorized vendors to train eployees how to tender WIC transactions and give outstanding service to WIC participants and proxies.