WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children.
Teacher Inga North
Age 2-3 y/o
Class size 15
Duration 45 min
Category Elementary


WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. Studies have shown that, since its inception in 1974, WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs. The following highlights some of the program’s benefits:

  • improved birth outcomes, including fewer premature births, fewer infant deaths, and savings in health care costs
  • improved diet and diet-related outcomes
  • improved infant feeding practices
  • improved immunization rates and regular source of medical care
  • improved cognitive development and children’s school-readiness
  • improved pre-conception nutritional status
  • improved growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children
  • decreased incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children

WIC Peer Counselor Breastfeeding Program

Sunrise Children’s Foundation has created a lactation support program to assist WIC clients in meeting their breastfeeding goals. Studies show that 75% of all pregnant women plan to breastfeed but very few are still breastfeeding six months after delivery. Breastfed babies have an I.Q. that is eight to ten points higher than that of formula fed babies. The risk of premature death in the first year of life is increased by 25% in formula fed infants. The incidence of all diseases studied is higher in formula fed individuals than in those who were breastfed. Affordable healthcare begins with breastfeeding.

Sunrise Children’s Foundation in collaboration with Nevada WIC has implemented four sites to improve the health of Nevada’s pregnant women, infants and children up to five years of age, who are eligible for the program. The Sunrise WIC Clinics, operated by Sunrise Children’s Foundation, serve approximately 15,000 individuals and families in need each month.

For more information about WIC visit www.fns.usda.gov, email us at wicinfo@sunrisechildren.org, or contact your nearest clinic.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Do your Nutrition Education ONLINE!

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to wichealth.org
  2. Sign up and complete your profile.
  3. Click “Start A New Lesson” on your dashboard.
  4. Choose a lesson from one of five categories (Breastfeeding, Infants, Children Ages 1-5, Healthy Families and New & Expecting Families
  5. Complete the lesson
  6. Fill out the survey.
  7. Print or email your certificate of completion.

For a full listing of all of the available classes simply logo onto wichealth.org. There are over 30 topics are availabe in both English and Spanish.

Realice su educacion alimentaria por INTERNET!

Para comenzar, siga estas instrucciones sencillas:

  1. Vaya al sition Web: es.wichealth.org.
  2. Debe seleccionar En Español par aver la pagina en español.
  3. Abra una cuenta.
  4. De las 3 categorías, elige una lección.
  5. Complete la lección.
  6. Llene la encuesta.
  7. Imprima o envie por correo electrónico su certificado de finalización.

For questions or more information simply email us directly at info@sunrisechildren.org.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron
los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: Cómo presentar una queja y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del
formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please let WIC staff know or contact your local WIC Clinic.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Si tiene dificultades entendiendo el inglés o tiene alguna discapacidad, hay asistencia lingüística gratuita u otras ayudas y servicios disponibles. Por favor de hacer saber a un empleado de WIC o comuníquese con su clínica local de WIC.

Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.

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