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Online WIC Nutrition Education 

Free classes
Special Events
Community Activities
Online Resources for you and your family

 

Online WIC Nutrition Education

 


WIC Nutrition Education - Do your next nutrition education right here! After completing the lesson, email your certificate to wic05200@odh.ohio.gov or print your certificate to bring to your WIC appointment.

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Free Classes

Classes are provided by the staff of the Medina County Health Department, WIC and Nursing Divisions and the Medina County District Library (MCDL). All classes are FREE and open to the public! Check our calendar here for dates and times. All classes are located at The Medina County Health Department.
 
Classes include:

  • Breastfeeding - Give your baby the healthiest start in life - Breastfeed! Learn the benefits of breastfeeding, how to build a support system, and techniques for successful breastfeeding.

  • Car Seat Safety Inspections - 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure yours is not one of them! Schedule an appointment to have your car seat inspected for safety and individualized instruction on installing your car seat.

  • Story Time - Spend quality time with your child listening to Miss Shirley from the MCDL read stories with her own special presentation.

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Special Events    

Check the Medina County Health Department calendar for special events sponsored by Medina County WIC. Click here for the calendar.

 

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Community Activities


There are many places in your community that offer activites and education to you and your family.

The Ohio State University Extension has many fun activites to do and a lot of educational programs.

Learn about other events in your community at www.medinacountyevents.com.

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Online Resources for you and your family


Do you like to find information on the internet for your family. Use the links provided below to make sure the information you learn is from a reliable internet source.

Links promoting active play in children:

Links promoting family health:

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Links to Nutrition Websites

  • www.choosemyplate.gov  This website gives information explaining the importance of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and teaches individuals how to use the MyPyramid. This website allows individuals to develop a food guideline that is specific to their energy and nutrient needs based on their age, gender and activity level. Interactive tools and games make learning nutrition fun. In one interactive tool an individual can enter the food consumed and the website will calculate how many calories were consumed and what nutrients are lacking from the individuals’ diet. Interactive games on this website engage children to learn about nutrition and develop healthy dietary habits.

  • www.nutrition.gov  This website provides numerous links to government websites that provide current and accurate information about nutrition. This website also provides resources to receive information on campaigns that help fight obesity in adults and children, building strong bones, and increasing fruit and vegetable intake.

  • www.eatright.org  American Dietetic Association website gives basic nutrition information. Gives details where to find a dietitian in the area that can help you. Basic and more advanced nutrition information is provided to the public and to health professionals. Check out this site daily for a nutrition tip of the day.

  • www.heart.org  The American Heart Association provides nutrition information that is provided to help promote good heart health. Gives specific heart health information related to cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and many more medical conditions.

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