WIC Program Celebrates National Nutrition Month
The North Central Health District (District 5-2, Macon) WIC Program is celebrating National Nutrition month during March. They kicked off their celebration with a show of colors during their February staff meeting.
Terri Williams, Nutritionist and Certified Lactation Consultant at the Family Advocacy WIC clinic, coordinated the colorful attire for each WIC clinic. She assigned groups different colors to wear that matched the colors on the MyPlate icon.
Williams said, “I asked that they wear blue for dairy, red for fruits, green for vegetables, orange for grains and purple for protein.” Some of the groups showed up with masks, balloons and food models to further showcase their assigned food group. What a colorful group they made!
The District 5-2 WIC Program offers classes in all of their 16 sites. The classes are different each month and may be on a general nutrition topic or a breastfeeding topic. The clinics are sent class outlines and resources needed to teach each subject. The topic for discussion in March is “Get Your Plate in Shape” to coincide with this years’ National Nutrition Month theme. This years’ campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. All clinics will be conducting class discussions that will introduce their clients to the MyPlate icon.