October 2020 Fun Facts
Nutrition & Wellness
wichealth.org – Nutrition Education on the Go
Complete your WIC nutrition education online at wichealth.org.
Take Your Time Back
You are busy. We get it! Complete your nutrition education at a time that is convenient for you from anywhere.
Open the Door to Learning
The lessons available on wichealth.org will count as your nutrition education, but it is so much more. It includes nutrition advice, tools and tips written by nutrition experts.
So Many Lessons to Choose From, just to name a few…
Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy – Understanding Your Newborn: Sleep, Crying and Cues – Trust Your Child to Eat Enough – Maximize Food Dollars
How to Get Started
- Visit www.wichealth.org
- If its your first time visiting, click ‘Sign Up’
- Enter Your Information: Agency, Clinic, WIC Family ID
- Complete Your Account: Username, Password
- Click ‘Start Lesson’
Breastfeeding & COVID-19
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Recommendations:
Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses and is the best source of nutrition for most babies. CDC doesn’t know for sure if mothers with COVID-19 can spread the virus to babies in breast milk, but the current evidence suggests that this isn’t likely.
If you have COVID-19 and breastfeed:
- Wash your hands beforehand
- Wear a mask while breastfeeding
If you have COVID-19 and express breast milk:
- Use a dedicated breast pump (not shared).
- Wear a mask during expression and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before touching any pump or bottle parts and before expressing breast milk.
- Follow recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use, cleaning all parts that come into contact with breast milk.
- Consider having a healthy caregiver who does not have COVID-19, is not at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and is living in the same home feed the expressed breast milk to the baby. Any caregiver feeding the baby should wear a mask when caring for the baby for the entire time you are in isolation and for two weeks after you completed isolation.
World Health Organization (WHO) Recommendations:
WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged to initiate or continue to breastfeed. Mothers should be counselled that the benefits of breastfeeding substantially outweigh the potential risks for transmission.
Mother and infant should be enabled to remain together while rooming-in throughout the day and night and to practice skin-to-skin contact, especially immediately after birth and during establishment of breastfeeding, whether they or their infants have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Tomato Scrambled Eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon butter
- 4 cups fresh (or 2 cups canned) tomatoes (WIC food item) *SD Veggie of the Month!
- 4 eggs (WIC food item)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
- Wash prep surface, your hands, and the fresh tomatoes and basil.
- Put a small pan on medium heat and melt the butter, then swirl it around to coat the pan. Add the tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes release their juice and most of the juice evaporates–about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl and add a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Beat the eggs lightly with a fork.
- Once most of the juice has cooked out of the tomatoes, turn the heat down to low and add the eggs to the pan. Using a spatula, gently mix the eggs and tomatoes. Carefully stir the eggs to keep them from forming chunks. Turn down the heat as low as possible; the slower your eggs cook, the creamier they’ll be.
- Once the eggs are done, turn off the heat and add any chopped herbs you have around. Basil is the best with tomatoes. TIP: If you have some around, serve over whole grain toast or a tortilla.
Source: wichealth.org Health eKitchen