Linking Child Developmental Monitoring to Nutrition Education

Father Feeding Baby Daughter In High Chair

WIC staff can easily transition from discussing the child’s developmental milestone checklist to providing education about growth and nutrition. Here are some examples:

  • “Good nutrition is important to a child’s physical and developmental growth. Would you like some information on how to incorporate WIC foods into your child’s diet?”
  • “I know you want your child to eat foods that they need to grow, develop, and do their best. Would you like some ideas on helping your child learn to make healthy food choices?”
  • “Feeding your infant solid foods is not only about providing nutrition, but is also important for infant development. Can I give you some information on appropriate foods to provide your child?”