WIC supports breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice!

WIC supports breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cooking Matters at the Store for WIC Parents

Richmond City WIC is excited to offer an opportunity to learn and practice key skills like reading and comparing food labels, comparing unit prices, identifying whole grain product and purchasing fruits and vegetables on a budget in the store!
 
Each month, WIC participants can choose to attend a 90-minute grocery store tour in Spanish or English for their required nutrition counseling. They'll receive a participant booklet, $10 worth of fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables and a reusable grocery bag. The WIC office will reload your benefits the following day with you coming into the office.

Sign-up for an upcoming tour:
  • Thursday, May 12th 3:45 – 5 PM
    Food Lion #1156 on Hull Street
  • Wednesday, June 29th from 10:30 AM – 12 PM
    Kroger on Lombardy
  • Wednesday, July 27th at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
    Location TBD: Food Lion on Hull Street or Community Fresh in South Side Plaza
  • Wednesday, August 24th at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
    Location: Kroger on Lombardy
  • Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
    Location TBD: Food Lion on Hull Street or Community Fresh in South Side Plaza
  • Wednesday, October 26th at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
    Location: Kroger on Lombardy
  • Wednesday, November 16th at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
    Location TBD: Food Lion on Hull Street or Community Fresh in South Side Plaza
 

To register for a tour, call 804.482.5500.

In the meantime, enjoy these tips on maximizing your cash value voucher to purchase fruits and vegetables!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WIC Book Club: "Brush, Brush, Brush!"


Looking for a book to introduce tooth brushing to your toddler? Try Brush, Brush, Brush!, a board book with sing-song text that can be sung to the tune of "Do Your Ears Hang Low".

Photo from Scholastic

Brush, Brush, Brush! has photos real children brushing their teeth and shares important messages about dental hygiene, including to brush the whole mouth and to brush every morning and night. This book will help tooth brushing become become a fun routine!

How do you encourage your children to brush their teeth? Let us know in the comments.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Back to the Market This Summer!

Summer in Virginia brings a wide variety of delicious, local produce like corn, tomatoes, squash, green beans, eggplant, peaches, berries and okra to supermarkets and farmers markets. These fruits and vegetables may be more affordable as they are grown closer to home and may taste better as they're picked at their ripest.
Photo from http://www.rvacapworks.com/events/
Several farmers markets in Richmond accept SNAP/EBT benefits and offer activities for adults and children like cooking demonstrations, fruit and vegetable tastings and live music.
 Saturdays
Sundays
  • Carytown Farmers Market
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    3201 W. Cary Street, RVA 23221
    (Wells Fargo parking lot)
    May - October
 Tuesdays
  • Byrd House Market
    3:30 pm - 7:00pm (May – October)
    3:00 pm – Dark (November – April)
    Behind William Byrd Community House
    South Linden Street and Idlewood Avenue, RVA 23220
    Year Round
For more information on farmers market in and around Richmond, visit www.backtothemarket.com.