SD WIC Fun Facts: June 2021
A Monthly Message to Superhero Caregivers from your Sidekicks at SD WIC
Wellness Wisdom: Activities for Building Happy, Healthy Families
Enjoy extra veggies & fruit this summer!
On your June through September benefits, your family will get more vegetables & fruit:
- All women (pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-lactating) will go from $11 to $35
- Children ages 1-5 will go from $9 to $35
You can buy fresh, frozen and canned vegetables and fruit. Eat the rainbow this summer with all the colorful and healthy options!
- Explore the Health eKitchen and the WIC Library for ways to add more vegetables and fruits and how to prepare delicious, nutritious meals and snacks that kids will love.
- Learn about the health benefits of vegetables and fruit on Healthy South Dakota’s Harvest of the Month.
See what items you can purchase in the WIC Approved Food Guide.
Breastfed From the Start: Helpful Tips for Mastering Breastfeeding
During a growth spurt, babies nurse more often to increase your milk supply! These growth spurts typically occur between 2-4 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months.
Here is what to expect:
- Baby may be more fussy
- Sleep patterns may be off
- It may feel like you’re nursing CONSTANTLY
- Your breasts seem emptier than usual
- Baby seems irritable and clingy
Keep in mind:
- This is normal!
- It should only last 2-4 days
- Nursing often will increase your supply
- Trust your body
- Supplementing with formula is often unnecessary
- Don’t be afraid to reach out to your breastfeeding peer counselor or WIC health professional if you have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding
Delicious & Nutritious Recipes: Simple, Kid Approved Dishes to Try at Home
Homemade Ranch Dressing
This dressing will be perfect to dip raw vegetables during snack time, or on top of salads!
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon dill
- In a medium bowl, use a whisk to mix the yogurt, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dill. Add additional salt to your preference.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
As a dip: Carrots, Bell Peppers, Celery, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Homemade vegetable chips
As a dressing on salads, chicken, and casseroles
As a sauce on sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, or burgers
This post was last updated on May 28th, 2021 at 4:07 PM
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