An Update on WIC
Suggested CDR Learning Codes:4080, 4150, 4180, 8010; Level 1
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 12.1.1, 12.2.4, 12.4.4
This continuing education course examines recent updates to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children WIC program and details the ways dietitians can use their knowledge of WIC to provide the best nutritional care to low-income women, infants, and children.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe three ways the WIC program safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.
- Name the five categories of women, infants, and children who are eligible for WIC.
- Identify five WIC supplemental foods available as part of the new WIC food packages.
- State three ways the WIC program promotes and supports breast-feeding.
Stephanie M. Pysher, MS, RD, RYT-200, is a Hawaii-based freelance nutrition writer, casual food science and human nutrition lecturer at the University of Hawaii, and part-time yoga instructor specializing in prenatal and kids yoga.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR