Nutrition Corner

Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

Benefits of WIC

WIC clients have access to a variety of personalized services that promote and support a healthy future.
  • Personalized nutrition education for you and your family through individual and group sessions.
  • Freedom to redeem vouchers at most area retail grocers to obtain nutritious and wholesome foods
  • Access to certified Registered Dietitians (RDs) for services such as individualized care plans for chronic diseases, including diabetes management
  • Access to certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) for targeted breastfeeding support to reach your breastfeeding goals
  • Weekly breastfeeding support groups for pregnant and breastfeeding moms led by breastfeeding peer counselors
  • No-cost breastfeeding classes to prep you, your partner, and anyone else in your social network for the arrival of your baby and the adventure of breastfeeding
  • Continued support through the all stages of pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood

What is a WIC RD?

A WIC RD is a food and nutrition expert who provides vital nutrition services.  These are just some of the services a RD provides free of charge for WIC clients:

  • Develop personalized nutrition care plans for WIC moms and their kiddos to help them achieve healthy eating lifestyles
  • Provides sound, easy-to-follow nutritional advice for WIC clients who have diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, celiac disease and other metabolic or genetic conditions
  • Helps WIC clients connect to useful and helpful community resources for their overall health needs
  • Assists WIC moms with making sure they are getting the nutrition and physical activity they need during their pregnancy and after delivery

Check out this top ten list from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to learn more about the reasons people seek the expert, science-based advice of a Registered Dietitian (RD).

What are WIC RDs doing in your community?

WIC RDs are involved in numerous activities throughout Spokane, the state of Washington and even the nation. Here are just a few!

Breastfeeding Coalition of WA

Child Obesity Prevention Coalition (COPC)

Nutrition First of WA

What is so special about WIC RDs?

WIC RDs have a wide variety of speciality certifications and trainings that include medical nutritional therapy and lactation management. Some of our RD staff specialties include:

International Board of Lactation Consultant Certification

Celiac Disease

Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders

Gestational Diabetes

Pediatric Weight Management

Autism and Spectrum Disorders


Resources

Stay Close, Sleep Apart

This campaign is intended to educate and increase awareness in community on safe infant sleep practices, resulting in behavior change that contributes to less infant mortality.

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Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program for Health Care Providers

Partnerships with medical providers are critical to the success of the WIC program.

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Access to Baby & Child Dentistry Program

Matches Medicaid-eligible children, ages 0-6, to a dentist for fluoride, exams, parent education and restorative care.

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