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The Smart Choices for WIC module consists of eleven recipes to be taught at each of the eleven clinics throughout the state of Delaware for a total of 121 food demonstrations.  Each rolling demonstration will be no more than forty-five minutes long with a highlighted recipe and smoothie. and will include an introduction to MyPlate for pregnant women and new mothers, information about the primary nutrients highlighted in their food benefits, recipe making and testing, and a MyPlate for preschoolers, a grocery bag, and a recipe book to participants and an incentive for participation in four or more demonstrations.
The program is presented by the WIC Education Specialists working at WIC clinics throughout the state of Delaware It is intended for WIC recipients as a collaboration between WIC and the Food Bank of Delaware to further educate participants about the benefits of WIC and encourage full usage of all  products.

Smart Choices for WIC Recipes

Each session will include a highlighted recipe to reinforce the material covered.

Month Recipe Smoothie
November Migas Quick and Easy Smoothie
December Cheesy Apple Breakfast Quesadillas Kale Orange Banana Smoothie
January Red Beans and Rice Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
February Sweet Potato Curry with Spinach and Chickpeas  Gloomy Day Smoothie
March Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Pineapple Banana Smoothie
April Meatball Kabobs Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
May Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas Breakfast Banana Green Smoothie
June Cheesy Baked Oatmeal Quiche Cups Orange Glorious
July Vegetarian Chili Watermelon Wonder
August Skillet Gnocchi with Spinach and White Beans Banana Ginger Smoothie
September Breakfast Casserole  So Good Smoothie


For more information, please contact:

New Castle County: Bounty Mongare, WIC Education Specialist, (302) 292-1305 ext 209 or bmongare@fbd.org.

Kent/Sussex Counties: Sarah Woods, WIC Education Specialist, at (302) 424-3301 ext 114 or swoods@fbd.org.