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Programs

Mother and Baby

Classes

WIC offers health and nutrition education from Registered Dieticians, Nutrition Education Counselors, and Certified Lactation Educators. Classes are conducted in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 

Healthy Tips:

  • Drink more water
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Limit eating fast food and junk food
  • Limit sugar and sweets
  • Eat smaller portions
  • Watch your calorie intake

More resources about the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program:

Questions? Call 714.973.2411, email WIC@pposbc.org, or stop into one of our Orange County locations.

 


 

2012 - 2013 Monthly Class Schedule

When

Topic

About The Class

October - December

“Build A Healthy Meal”

Creating balanced meals, meals that incorporate the 5 food groups, can be challenging for busy families. Having tools to create healthy meals and understanding proper portion sizes of each food group can help families make healthy choices at mealtime. MyPlate is a new simple tool developed by the USDA to replace the more confusing MyPyramid.


Using MyPlate can increase a parent’s confidence to create healthy, balanced meals; reduce unhealthy food choices; and increase vegetable and fruit consumption. As a result, mealtime may be more enjoyable for everyone in the family.

January - March

“Food Safety”

Each year 48 million Americans are affected by food poisoning. Although most just have slight symptoms (flu-like symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, or upset stomach) some do have long-term affects, such as: kidney failure, chronic arthritis, brain or nerve damage, miscarriage, or death.


Those most affected by food poisoning are those whose immune systems might not be as strong, infants, children, pregnant women, elderly, and those with certain medical conditions. “Fight Back,” our lesson on food safety, gives participants a chance to learn how to avoid bacteria and keep themselves and their families safe.

April - June

“Healthy Cooking”

Every day, thousands of people are affected by heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. One of the highest risk factors is being overweight. Eating a lot of fried foods, and foods high in fats contribute to weight gain, which leads to health-related issues like high blood pressure and cholesterol, and increases the chances of being diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.


Learning to lessen the amount of fat that is used in cooking will help benefit the whole family. This lesson will teach us how to change a few things in our recipes in order to pave the way for healthier eating habits.

July - September

“Physical Activity”

Families have several challenges in engaging in physical activities: living in small spaces, lack of time due to parents working schedules, poor weather (too hot or too cold), easy access to TV, and limited access to parks and recreational areas in their communities.     


Being physically active benefits people of all ages — from infants to the elderly. With this in mind, this session has been designed so parents will have new ideas to try to get physically active with their children. Getting physically active does not need to cost money nor does it have to be boring.

 

 

2012 - 2013 Weekly/Daily Class Schedule

Classes

About The Class

“Welcome to WIC- Orientation”

Learn about that WIC program and how to shop with WIC checks.


For new WIC participants or clients returning after not participating for a while.

Prenatal & Breastfeeding:
- “A Good Beginning for Mom & Baby”
- “Breastfeed Me!”
- “Breastfeeding & Weaning”

A woman's nutritional and overall health during pregnancy influences the health of her developing pregnancy. WIC wants pregnant women to take good care of themselves, and give their baby a healthy start.


Learn about:
• ways to stay healthy during pregnancy
• benefits of breastfeeding
• breastfeeding positioning and latch-on
• helpful tips to ease the weaning transition when mom and baby are ready to stop breastfeeding

Infant Feeding:
- “Hold me, Love me, Feed me!”
- “Feeding an Older Infant”

It can be exciting or challenging for a parent to feed their infant over the first year of life.


Learn about:
• the signs of readiness to start baby foods and reasons for waiting until around 6 months
• recommended first foods and signs of hunger and fullness
• the recommendations for introducing whole milk
• when to introduce a training cup



Do your nutrition education ONLINE!

WIC participants! You can now learn more about healthy eating and active living for you and your family at your own convenience. This can also count as your nutrition education. www.WICHealth.org | www.es.WICHealth.org (español)


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