2001 WIC Special Project Grant
This project developed and implemented an innovative nutrition education delivery model that changed how caregivers were taught about vegetables in selected Iowa WIC clinics. The Stages of Change construct from the Transtheoretical Model was used to identify caregivers' readiness to offer their children vegetables. Using critical thinking concepts, hands-on, interactive nutrition education activities were provided to address each parent's stage of change and their specific barriers to offering vegetables.
Learn more about what states and communities, including WIC Programs, can do to support fruit and vegetable consumption by visiting the Fruits & Veggies - More Matters® Month observance page.