WIC Supports the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines!

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are designed to help you and your family eat a healthier diet. The current guidelines focus on the following:

A healthy eating pattern includes:

  • A variety of vegetables from all of the subgroups—dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy, and other
  • Fruits, especially whole fruits
  • Grains, at least half of which are whole grains
  • Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages
  • A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), and nuts, seeds, and soy products
  • Oils

A healthy eating pattern limits:

  • Saturated fats and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium

WIC offers one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions, group classes and web-based education. Qualified nutrition staff will coach you through making lifestyle changes. Our WIC nutrition staff can also discuss other health topics of your interest, such as:

  • What’s the best first food for my baby?
  • How can I lose weight after delivery?
  • How can I help my child have a healthy weight?
  • What foods should I avoid if I’m pregnant?

For answers to these and other questions, click on the different categories under “Nutrition Education”.