Our WIC Education and Outreach program addresses the uses of all of the foods presented on the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food package to pregnant and postpartum women and their young families, as well as nutrition topics concerning pregnant women, parents, and children through the age of five.

The program is presented by the WIC Outreach Team, working at various locations throughout the state of Delaware. It is intended for WIC recipients and WIC eligible population as a collaboration between the Delaware WIC Program and the Food Bank of Delaware, to further educate participants about the benefits of the WIC food package, encourage full usage of all products, and increase program participation and awareness.

As part of the programs offered, clients learn about healthy food choices and how to plan and prepare nutritious meals for their families. All educational activities and materials have been developed using the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA’s MyPlate. Cooking demonstrations and nutrition education are available to WIC recipients and a WIC-eligible audience throughout the state at various locations. Each demonstration consists of a different recipe, highlighting foods available in the WIC food package. Sessions consist of rolling demonstrations, meal preparation, as well as enable participants and their families to sample the completed recipe.

In addition to cooking demonstrations, nutrition education workshops also take place in community locations, such as child care centers, healthcare facilities, community organizations, local farmers’ markets and more. The goal of the demonstrations and workshops is to include a variety of foods from the WIC food package in an easy and appealing recipe to show the versatility of the package foods, and emphasize the nutritious quality of each main ingredient. Marketing materials are also distributed to partner organizations to promote enrollment and retention in the WIC program. The WIC Outreach Program also aims to increase consumption of healthy foods from all categories of MyPlate, and help participants value their participation in WIC until their child is 5 years old.

Sample Recipes: 

  • Kale Chips
  • Broccoli Macaroni
  • Zucchini Noodles
  • Mighty Mango Smoothie
  • Skillet Lasagna
  • Vegan Chili
  • Souper Soup
  • Southwestern Rice Bowl

For more information, please contact:

New Castle County:

Alisha Beckford
WIC Education Specialist
(302) 292-1305 ext 268
abeckford@fbd.org

Kent/Sussex Counties:

Chong Yi
WIC Education Specialist
(302) 424-3301 ext 118
cyi@fbd.org

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