ERIC Number: ED469411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
WIC Partnerships and the Nurturing Parent.
Hartline, Heather; Henchy, Geri
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded preventive health and nutrition program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through state and local agencies and provides services to nutritionally at risk low-income pregnant women, postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. This report, designed as a resource in developing innovative nutrition education and service efforts, focuses on successful WIC parenting education collaborations--efforts to weave together services that address the parenting, nutrition, cognition, and health needs of WIC families through innovative nutrition education in cooperation with parenting, literacy, and early childhood development initiatives. Five model programs from local and state agencies were selected for inclusion in this report, based on their innovative means of enhancing nutrition education. The programs are based in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, and Vermont. In addition to contact information and program overview, each program description provides information on the program location, agency partners, program establishment, program participants, program structure, and funding and training resources. The report concludes with a list of resources for creating WIC parent education partnerships. (KB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Delivery Systems, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Preschool Children, Prevention, Program Descriptions
Food Research and Action Center, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 540, Washington, DC 20009. Tel: 202-986-2200; Fax: 202-986-2525; Web site: http://www.frac.org. For full text: http://www.frac.org/html/publications/FinalWICPartnerships.PDF.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Welfare Foundation, Washington, DC.; Charles H. Revson Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; General Mills Foundation, Wayzata, MN.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Moriah Fund, Washington, DC.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.