Getting the Most out of the WIC Food Packages
The WIC food package is among the top reasons for continued participation in WIC. Providing participants with recipes and tips on using WIC foods is a great way to help them get the most out of their food packages, inspire them to try new foods, and encourage lifelong healthy eating.
The What Do I Do With? series features a collection of recipes, tips, and ideas you can share with your participants to help them prepare WIC-eligible foods that may be new or unfamiliar to them. Check back each month for the latest edition to the series.
Parents and caregivers can also foster healthy dietary habits and increase opportunities for everyone to try new foods (see increase kid's vegetable consumption) by involving kids in meal planning and recipe selection (like giving them a choice between which vegetables are included in a meal) as well as shopping and/or food preparation. (It can also help with picky eaters!) Check out the Kitchen Helper Activities handout for ways to get preschoolers to help in the kitchen.
We'd love to hear from you! Share a recipe with us to share with your WIC colleagues.