Women, Infants & Children (WIC)Women, Infants & Children (WIC)<p>​<span style="color:#0072c6;font-family:"segoe ui light", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:2.3em;line-height:1.4;">Upco</span><span style="color:#0072c6;font-family:"segoe ui light", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:2.3em;line-height:1.4;">ming Events:</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0072c6;font-family:"segoe ui light", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:2.3em;line-height:1.4;"> <img src="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/PublishingImages/Health%20Department/Put%20Your%20Best%20Fork%20Forward.docx.jpg" alt="Put Your Best Fork Forward.docx.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p>March is National Nutrition Month. Good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle should be a priority for your family. Diet and exercise habits that you introduce and teach to your children will be habits that they carry into adulthood. Therefore, it is so crucial to teach your children the importance of taking care of their bodies to prevent disease and feel their best. <br></p><p>WIC (Women, Infant, and children) Nutrition of Morganton wants to encourage you to make healthy, lasting, positive nutrition choices for your family. </p><p> Parents are the most important teacher for their children. Your child learns healthy habits by watching you. For National Nutrition Month, ,celebrated each March, the theme and focus is to "Put Your Best Fork Forward" by modeling healthful eating habits – one forkful at a time.</p><p>Suggestions that you can make a part of your family routine:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Sit together as a family turning off all electronics. This one step can encourage conversation and improve communication. </p></li><li><p>Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables and talk about the colors, shapes and talk about how these food give us energy and help our body be strong.</p></li><li><p>Home cooked meals provide health benefits for you and your family. Adding veggies to soups and casseroles is easier at home and helping in the kitchen creates interest, and a child will be more willing to try a food that he or she has helped to prepare.</p></li><li><p>Be positive and avoid saying you don't like a certain food(s). Chances are your child may eat a food that you might not like and that is ok.  </p></li><li><p>Talk with your family and develop a plan that works for everyone .Asking for your child's ideas will help build their confidence and child is more likely to try new ideas when their ideas are respected and heard by you, their most important teacher.</p></li><li><p>Choose water to drink at meal time because what your child drinks is as important as what he eats. Keep a water pitcher in the refrigerator and easy to reach. You can add slices of fresh fruit- orange, lemon or lime for flavor.</p></li><li><p>Keep healthy food and drinks within easy reach inside the refrigerator. Your child will want what he sees. </p></li></ul><p>Small changes, over time can result in healthy habits for lifetime. For more ideas visit the WIC page at <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department/wic-%28women-infants-children%29">http://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department/wic-(women-infants-children)</a> and <a href="http://www.myplate.gov/">www.myplate.gov</a></p><p>Submitted by Rebekah Poplin, WIC Nutritionist.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><h1>What is WIC?<br></h1><p>WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. It is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, commonly referred to as the WIC Program.</p><h1>Who is WIC for?</h1><ul><li>Children up to 5 years of age</li><li>Infants</li><li>Pregnant women</li><li>Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months</li><li>Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months</li></ul><h1>What does WIC provide?</h1><ul><li>Healthy foods</li><li>Health care referrals</li><li>Breastfeeding support</li><li>Eating tips for you and your child</li></ul><h1>Am I Eligible for WIC?</h1><p>To be eligible, you or your child must:</p><ul><li>Live in North Carolina</li><li>Live in a household with income at or below WIC guidelines</li><li>Have a health risk factor based on:</li><ul><li>height and weight</li><li>blood test for low iron</li><li>health history</li><li>diet history</li></ul></ul><h1>Non-Discrimination Statement</h1><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)</p><p>If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the <a href="http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf">USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form</a>, found online at <a href="http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html">http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html</a>, or any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at <a href="mailto:program.intake@usda.gov">program.intake@usda.gov</a>.</p><p>Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).</p><p>USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.</p><h1>Declaración de No-Discriminación</h1><p>El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés "USDA") prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales.)</p><p>Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el <a href="http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf">USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form</a> (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en <a href="http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html">http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html</a>, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a <a href="mailto:program.intake@usda.gov">program.intake@usda.gov</a>.</p><p>Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).</p><p>El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.</p>



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