Friday, December 6, 2013
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a highly successful nutrition education program.
The Ohio WIC Program serves families up to 185% of the Department of Health and Human Services poverty income guidelines. The somewhat liberal guidelines make it possible for many working families to quality for WIC services.
WIC participants are issued coupons at each visit to purchase specific foods at local grocery stores that are contracted to accept WIC coupons. WIC foods are high in one or more of the following nutrients: protein, calcium, iron, fiber, and vitamins A and C. These are the nutrients frequently lacking in the diets of the program’s target population. Different food packages are provided for different categories of participants.
The new WIC food package, which was implemented in October, 2009 includes many healthy changes. Participants may receive milk (low fat only for anyone over age 2), eggs, juice, peanut butter, cereal, canned and dry beans, canned tuna or salmon (fully breastfeeding women only), whole grains, and fruits and vegetables. Infants receive infant formula in amounts that are based on the amount of breast milk the infant receives as well as the infants’ age. Infants over six months also receive infant cereal, jarred baby food fruits and vegetables. Special infant formulas and certain medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician or health professional for a specified medical condition.
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Prevent Blindness Ohio, an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, is providing preschool vision screening certification.
These trainings are suggested for healthcare and allied healthcare professionals, child/day care providers, school nurses, public health professionals and community volunteers.
When you successfully complete this training you are eligible to receive Free vision screening equipment.Read more