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Wic Orientation

  1. 1. Nutrition Services WIC Program Sara Lemley, RD, MPH Nutrition Services Mgr Karen Wiggins WIC Clinic Manager
  2. 2. Nutrition Services <ul><li>Nutrition education & counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding classes & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition Services for children with special needs </li></ul><ul><li>WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutrition education & supplemental food program </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nutrition Education <ul><li>Projects, Activities & Events </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nutrition Education and Counseling Program Healthy eating habits and good nutrition can improve quality of life and help prevent illness and premature death. <ul><li>Provides relevant and age </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate nutrition education. </li></ul><ul><li>Preventive education and </li></ul><ul><li>therapeutic nutrition services. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with other agencies </li></ul><ul><li>and nutrition programs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prenatal Plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart Wise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotion of public health </li></ul><ul><li>nutrition issues to increase community awareness. </li></ul>Jennifer Cronborg, RD, CBE Edgewater WIC Clinic Lisa Wall, RD Arvada WIC Clinic
  5. 5. <ul><li>Free Breastfeeding Classes are offered at the Lakewood and Arvada clinics. </li></ul><ul><li>Electric breastpump loan program is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program </li></ul>Breastfeeding Classes – Margaret Lees Roldan RD, MS, CLC, Community Nutritionist Kimberly Phillips RD, CLC Breastfeeding is not only the best nutrition for an infant, but it provides a closeness that cannot be duplicated . Margaret Lees Roldan, RD Lakewood WIC Clinic Kim Phillips, RD Arvada WIC Clinic
  6. 6. Growth Clinic Coordinator – Martha Gooldy Garcia RD, Community Nutritionist There are many reasons why a child grows or doesn’t grow. Growth Clinic is a place to learn about nutrition, parenting, child development and general health. <ul><li>The Growth Clinic is for children age three and under who are gaining weight too slowly or too quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>The clinic offers parents and health care providers a local resource specializing in treatment of infants and toddlers with feeding and growth concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>The Growth Clinic team includes a registered dietitian and a child development specialist. </li></ul>Martha Gooldy Garcia, RD Arvada WIC Clinic
  7. 7. Nutrition Services for Children With Special Needs – Judy Fowler RD, MS, CNSD, Community Nutritionist Providing individualized, specialized care to assist parents and their children with feeding and growth issues. Judy has over 20 years of experience. <ul><li>Home visits including weight and length or height if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Phone consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with other professionals, including therapists, physicians and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized formulas and feeding tools </li></ul>Judy Fowler, RD, MA Lakewood & Arvada WIC Clinics
  8. 8. <ul><li>WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN </li></ul>WIC
  9. 9. WIC is a Federal program started in 1974 <ul><li>WIC serves: </li></ul><ul><li>Women – pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding </li></ul><ul><li>Infants – birth to 1 year old </li></ul><ul><li>Children – 1 year to 5 th birthday </li></ul>
  10. 10. Qualification Guidelines <ul><li>Category & age </li></ul><ul><li>Be a resident of the county </li></ul><ul><li>185% of poverty level </li></ul><ul><li>Have a nutrition risk </li></ul>
  11. 11. Financial Guidelines <ul><li>Income Guideline for WIC Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li> Family Size Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>1 $1,575 </li></ul><ul><li>2 $2,111 </li></ul><ul><li>3 $2,648 </li></ul><ul><li>4 $3,184 </li></ul><ul><li>5 $3,721 </li></ul><ul><li>6 $4,257 </li></ul><ul><li>7 $4,794 </li></ul><ul><li>8 $5,330 </li></ul>Financial guidelines are based on the family size and the gross monthly income.
  12. 12. Nutrition Risk Factors Examples <ul><li>Inadequate diet </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate weight gain during pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Premature birth </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate weight gain </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate bottle use </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate feeding practices </li></ul><ul><li>Medical conditions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Assessment <ul><li>Health questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Height/Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Hgb – iron level in the blood </li></ul><ul><li>Open-ended questions </li></ul>
  14. 14. WIC . . . Promoting Healthy Eating <ul><li>Meal Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritious Foods </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping on a budget </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy feeding & eating habits </li></ul>
  15. 15. WIC Provides <ul><li>Nutrition education influencing </li></ul><ul><li>life-long healthy eating habits </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding promotion and education </li></ul><ul><li>A monthly food prescription (package) </li></ul><ul><li>Referrals for medical & dental care, health insurance, child care, housing & employment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Nutrition Education <ul><li>Individualized counseling on topics such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When to introduce solids to baby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picky eaters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottle weaning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy snacks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating for two – prenatal nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infant nutrition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toddler nutrition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preschool nutrition </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>HR counseling by the RD </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding complications </li></ul><ul><li>Medical conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate weight gain </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized infant formulas </li></ul>Nutrition Education
  18. 18. WIC Checks <ul><li>A Food Prescription </li></ul>
  19. 19. 2007 WIC Staff <ul><li>JCDHE WIC Offices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arvada, Edgewater, Lakewood </li></ul></ul>