WIC Works Sharing Gallery
Fit Kids = Happy Kids - 2005
Fit Kids = Happy Kids is a product of the Southwest Region (SWR) Educating Communities on Healthy Options (ECHO) revitalizing quality nutrition services (RQNS) initiative and provides both client-focused and educator-focused tools for preventing childhood obesity and promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Grandmothers Tea Toolkit - 2007
The Illinois State Breastfeeding Task Force in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health's Nutrition and Physical Activity to Prevent Obesity Program designed a Grandmothers Tea tool kit. The kit contains 4 lesson plans with corresponding scenario cards for activities. An 8 minute informational video accompanies the kit providing testimonials from those that have taught the program, grandmother attendees, etc.

Participant Satisfaction Survey Final Report 2008

This report from Utah details the results of their bi-annual participant satisfaction survey. The goal of the survey is to determine the extent of satisfaction among WIC participants receiving WIC services as well as their understanding of those services.

Final Report [PDF]

Peer Counselor Brochure [PDF] 2006
This brochure was developed by Illinois and promotes the role of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
Physical Activity Lesson Plan 2004
These lesson plans were developed by California to assist WIC staff in providing education on physical activity. Lesson plans, as well as accompanying handouts, can be downloaded and tailored to meet the needs of participants.
Prenatal and Postpartum Nutrition Pamphlets 2005
This series of pamphlets was developed by Maryland to provide nutrition education to pregnant women both at the beginning of pregnancy and during the exit counseling session.
Revitalizing Quality Nutrition Services in WIC 2004 [PDF]
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) asked the seven regional offices to nominate noteworthy projects/initiatives from their respective regions for presentation at the National WIC Association Biennial Nutrition and Breastfeeding Conference. Previous editions are also available for 2001 and 2002.
Vietnamese Breastfeeding Education Materials 2002
This Vietnamese language resource was developed by California as breastfeeding education pamphlets to be given to pregnant Vietnamese women. Myths associated with breastfeeding and problems seen during breastfeeding, as well as factors that might deter Vietnamese women from breastfeeding, were concluded to be the major issues to be addressed in the materials.

Water Intoxication
This updated handout was originally developed by Louisiana during the initial WIC food package change to remind parents that adding extra water to stretch out WIC formula allotments is dangerous. Information on signs and symptoms of intoxication is included.

Weigh of Life...Taking Action Together 2005
The goal of this project is for the Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program to provide culturally-sensitive education and to enhance coordination with the medical community and other partners in the promotion of healthy eating behaviors and healthy weights in children, particularly for Dominican and Puerto Rican children.

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

Miami-Dade Health Department WIC and Nutrition Program in Florida developed a brochure and a flyer to promote their Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. Both handouts include information on what a peer counselor does as well as the potential benefits of becoming a peer counselor.

WIC Immunization Training Materials 2002
These training materials are designed to help state agencies implement policy on immunization screening and referral.

WIC Nutrition Education: On the Road to Excellence Teleconference 2001
Resources from this 2-day video-teleconference sponsored by the Southwest Region (broadcasted on April 26-27, 2001) are available here.

WIC FIT Kids, A SWR "On the Road to Excellence" Video-Teleconference 2003

WIC Outreach & Referral Checklist [PDF] 2001
This checklist provides ideas for establishing outreach and referral networks and includes a listing of agencies and programs that would make good partners. This document is available to North Carolina WIC agencies in the state policy manual. In addition, it is used in the annual training for new local agency WIC staff.

Note: This document contains some state-specific references to outreach materials and programs such as TANF and SCHIP.
WIC Outreach Brochure & Poster 2001
This brochure and poster were developed by Indiana WIC.

Brochure [PDF] - Also available in Spanish.
Poster [PDF] - (English and Spanish)

WIC Participant Food Shopping and Consumption Habits Survey[WORD] 2007
In July-August 2007, California WIC surveyed 3,085 WIC families to learn what foods WIC participants favor and what they would be likely to choose if WIC offered new foods. In most cases, the mother was interviewed, and the responses pertain to 4,559 participants in the families selected. The survey data provide a rich and representative snapshot of current WIC participant food shopping practices, consumption habits and attitudes in a large and diverse state. The data will help inform California WIC’s approach to implementing the new rules and may be useful to other state and local WIC practitioners as they plan for implementation of changes to WIC foods and design nutrition education materials and promotional campaigns for WIC families.

WIC Participant Food Shopping and Consumption Habits Survey Presentation [PDF]

WIC Participant Food Survey Fact Sheet 2008

The North Carolina WIC Program conducted a participant food survey in summer 2008 to enhance development of food policy, vendor management and  nutrition education strategies. Over 1900 women completed the survey and results can be generalized to the entire state. This fact sheet summarizes some key information in simple, easy-to-read language.

Fact Sheet [PDF]

WIC Participant Satisfaction Survey 2008

Utah conducted a survey to determine participant preferences for both old and new food items in the new WIC food package. Also available in Spanish.

Survey English [PDF]

Survey Spanish [PDF]

WIC Participant Satisfaction and Shopping Survey [PDF] 2007
Massachusetts conducted a Participant Satisfaction and Shopping survey in August/September 2007 to determine participant preferences for both old and new food items anticipated in the new WIC food package. The survey was created and administered after the proposed rule, but before the interim rule. The survey results are also available.

WIC Staff Food Shopping and Consumption Habits Survey

In January-March 2008, California WIC Program conducted a statewide survey of local agency WIC staff to learn what foods they purchase and consume, the reasons for their choices, what might influence them to make healthier choices, their opinions about upcoming food package changes, and their preferences for education and training tools and methods to help them implement the changes.  

Survey [WORD]

Presentation [PPT]

You and Your Baby: Some Thoughts on Gestational Diabetes [PDF] 2005
This handout was developed by Utah and is also available in Spanish.
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