SD WIC Fun Facts: November 2020
A Monthly Message to Superhero Caregivers from your Sidekicks at SD WIC
Wellness Wisdom: Activities for Building Happy, Healthy Families
wichealth.org – Don’t forget about the Health eKitchen!
Health eKitchen provides healthy recipes featuring WIC approved foods!
Hundreds of recipes at your fingertips! Search for the right recipe for you and your family. Select the cooking method you prefer, the level of difficulty, and the meal type. Have extra tomatoes in the fridge? Search for all recipes that use tomatoes!
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
- Check out the Health eKitchen.
Breastfed From the Start: Helpful Tips for Mastering Breastfeeding
Breastfed babies have different diaper patterns than formula-fed babies. The color and number of stools will help you know if your baby is getting enough to eat. So, what’s normal in the first week?
1 Dirty Diaper – black, thick, sticky
2 Dirty Diapers – dark green, less sticky than the first poop
3 Dirty Diapers – green, pasty
4 Dirty Diapers – greenish, starting to get more yellow and seedy
4 or More Dirty Diapers – mustard-yellow and seedy
Poops need to be the size of a quarter or larger to be considered a dirty diaper. If baby isn’t up to 4 dirty diapers by day 4, contact your WIC Health Professional, a Lactation Consultant or your Healthcare Provider for latch assessment to help ensure baby is getting enough breast milk.
Delicious & Nutritious Recipes: Simple, Kid Approved Dishes to Try at Home
Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese
- 1 pound butternut squash
- 1/4 cup onion
- 1/2 tablespoon oil
- 8 ounces dry whole wheat macaroni noodles
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
- Wash prep area, your hands, and all vegetables. Grease an 8×8 oven-safe dish and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and cut butternut squash. Chop onion.
- Toss the butternut squash and onions with oil and place onto a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- While veggies are roasting, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
- Once veggies are done, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Add to a blender or food processor, or use an immersion blender to puree.
- Mix together the macaroni, butternut squash puree, most of the shredded cheddar cheese, and most of the parmesan.
- Once fully mixed, place into a prepared 8×8 dish and top with remaining cheeses and bread crumbs.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until bubbly and slightly browned.
Source: wichealth.org Health eKitchen
This post was last updated on January 19th, 2021 at 3:26 PM
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