Nutrition Education

Good nutrition is one of the best gifts you can give your children – and yourself! Research shows that children who are well nourished do better in school, get sick less often, and are less prone to behavior problems.

The Maine CDC WIC Nutrition Program is committed to helping families reap these benefits. Every WIC appointment includes nutrition education to help parents and caregivers make the best possible decisions about feeding the next generation of Mainers.

Breastfeeding provides many benefits to mothers and babies, and Maine WIC offers information and ideas for starting and maintaining a good breastfeeding relationship.

Today's experts encourage parents to make food a pleasant experience, offering appropriate choices and limits. Learn more about feeding your child

Many families have questions about BPA, a substance found in many baby bottles and water bottles, which may be harmful. Learn more about BPA and how to avoid it

Good food works best in an active body! Get ideas for making physical activity a part of your family's daily routine

As a new mom, you and your family's health is just as important now as it was when you were pregnant. Take a look at our After You Deliver information to learn more. You can also visit http://www.choosemyplate.gov for healthy eating tips for you and your family