Nutrition education is a major benefit of the Program and is provided to all adults and, whenever possible, to children directly. The goals of nutrition education are:
- To teach about the relationship between nutrition, physical activity and good health.
- To improve the eating and physical activity habits as they relate to the participant's nutritional risk.
- To promote optimal use of the WIC Program's supplemental foods, and other nutritious foods.
- To provide nutrition education that is appropriate to an individual's age, educational background, household situation, language, cultural and ethnic preferences, and nutritional needs.
Find more information on the Choose My Plate website.