Our WIC Education 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. Clients learn healthy food choices and how to plan and
prepare nutritious meals for their families. All educational activities and materials have been developed using the 2015 Dietary guidelines, 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 demonstrateions meal preparation as well as enable participants and their families to sample the completed recipe. In addition to cooking demonstrations, shopping tours and nutrition education workshops also take place in community locations, such as child care centers, grocery stores, local farmers’ markets and more. The goal of the demonstrations 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. The program also aims to increase consumption of healthy foods from all categories of My-Plate, and help participants value their participation in WIC until their child is 5 years old. Evaluation will include following up to determine the effectiveness of the program.
The program is presented by the WIC Education Specialists, 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.
- 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent/Sussex Counties: Chong Yi, WIC Education Specialist, at (302) 424-3301 ext 118 or email@example.com.