Nutrition Education

​Nutrition education is available to all WIC participants and family members.


The goals of nutrition education are:

     To achieve a positive change in eating habits related to the participant's nutrition risks;
     To teach the relationship between proper nutrition and good health;
     To promote the optimal use of WIC supplemental foods and other nutritious foods; and
     To provide nutrition education within the context of the ethnic and cultural preferences.

Online Nutrition Education Classes:


WIC participants may take Online Nutrition Education.  Internet education may not be used in place of individual counseling at the certification visit or with high risk priority clients. 

To complete a lesson on your smartphone or tablet:                                                     To complete a lesson on your computer:
  1. Find the "WICSmart" app.                                                                                                  1.  Go to or
  2. Download the app.                                                                                                             2.  Select West Virginia as your agency.
  3. Click on the app and select West Virginia as your agency.                                                3.  Continue with steps 4 - 8 as shown to the left.            
  4. Enter your Family ID# (F00000000000).
  5. Click on login.
  6. Click on any module.
  7. Finish the module at your own pace.  If you get interrupted,                                                                                                                                                                  you can save the session.  Click on the "save" button come                                                                                                                                                                      back later to complete.
  8. Once you finish the module, you are done!  No need to print                                                                                                                                                                    or save anything.  Your local WIC Program will let you know                                                                                                                                                                 the next step.

 To complete a lesson on your computer:  

     1.  Click on the link above.
     2.  Once you complete the module, to get credit for completing the class:
  • call your WIC clinic with the certificate number; OR
  • bring in a printed certificate or a certificate number to your WIC clinic.

Topics include:

  1. Breastfeeding Benefits                              11.  Fiber                                                 21.   Whole Grains
  2. Breastfeeding Moms - Healthy Eating        12.  Food Labels: What is Changing           22.   Vitamin D
  3. Breastfeeding the First Month                   13.  Food Safety                                       23.   Yogurt
  4. Calcium                                                  14.  Fruit Juice
  5. Canned & Frozen Fruits & Veggies            15.  Healthy Weight in Children
  6. Choosing Fast Food Wisely                      16.  Introduction to WIC
  7. Cholesterol                                              17.  Iron
  8. Dental Health                                           18.  Lead
  9. Feeding Cues                                           19.  9 Month Old and Transitioning
  10. Feeding Your Toddler                                 20.  Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables