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Nutrition Education

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods for your child and so much more. Along with these nutritious foods that are essential for a healthy future, WIC also provides nutrition education and health care referrals. WIC is an asset that is available for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and children up to age five that helps to instill healthy eating habits from infancy to early childhood that last forever.


Nutrition Education On the Go!

Did you know as a WIC participant or the parent/caregiver of a WIC participants, you can earn nutrition education credits for completing nutrition lessons online? WIC Health's online lessons make it easy for you to learn about a variety of nutrition and breastfeeding topics.

Explore to learn more about the resources Alabama WIC provides to participants.

Get Healthy with WIC

Nutrition Education, Helpful Tips, Tasty Recipes and More!

WIC not only provides nutritious foods for our participants, but also teaches families about healthy foods and habits. Alabama WIC believes in empowering our participants in making healthy food choices and developing lifelong habits that promote an overall healthy lifestyle.

Explore Get Healthy with WIC to discover important nutrition education for different life stages.

Nutrition Education Plan

As part of the nutrition education provided, WIC participants also participate in a biannual nutrition education plan, which focuses on a specific nutrition issue to improve health outcomes. The Nutrition Education Plan for FY 2022-2023 is titled "Improving the Oral Health of WIC Participants in the State of Alabama". The goals of the NE Plan are:

  • To provide all WIC participants nutrition education on recommended behaviors to improve oral health and prevent dental caries.
  • To increase redemption rates of WIC-approved foods rich in calcium and phosphorous, as well as fruits and vegetables to support good oral health.
  • To promote the benefits of breastfeeding and how breastfeeding benefits oral health to all pregnant and breastfeeding WIC participants.

Oral Health

Oral health needs vary between age groups. Explore the specific nutrition and oral health needs for each group of WIC participants.

Explore the Nutrition Education section for more information.

Page last updated: July 18, 2023