Health and Nutrition

WIC provides tools to help you and your family have a happier and healthier lifestyle. The top six leading causes of death in the United States are linked to poor diets. Be a positive example and encourage a healthier lifestyle by preparing a nutritious, home-cooked meal and by being physically active. Leading a healthy lifestyle can be fun and WIC is here to help support you!

What are the benefits of a healthy diet?

  • Children need nutrients to grow and develop.
  • A balanced diet gives your body energy to get through the day!
  • Water helps with digestion.
  • Healthy eating reduces many diseases including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.
  • Eating a healthy breakfast improves mood and brain function.

Talk with a WIC Counselor today to develop a personal meal plan for your family!

Tips for a Healthier Diet:

  1. Enjoy your food!
  2. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  3. Eat whole-grains.
  4. Follow serving sizes on nutrition labels and recipes.
  5. Eat slowly.
  6. Drink water instead of soda.
  7. Eat together as a family when possible.
  8. Turn off the TV and electronics during meals.

Looking for more information on Health and Nutrition for you and your family? Here are a few good brochures to help you get started:

  1. How to use fruits and vegetables to help manage your weight
  2. Health eating for preschoolers
  3. Guide to buying fresh fruits and vegetables

You can also go to for other health and nutrition information!