(starting with you)
- Share a personal story about learning to cook, teaching your children to cook,
etc. If you don’t have a story, ask co-workers to share theirs. A funny story
- Wash cooking area
- Keep children away from hot stoves/burners
- Turn pan handles in, but away from other burners
Recipe and Take-Home Pages
- Have been chosen to use WIC foods and the MyPlate food guide.
- Include carrots (good source of vitamin A), tomatoes (good source
of vitamin C), whole wheat bread (good source of fiber), and cheese (good source of calcium).
- Adding the carrots to this recipe is a way to add more vegetables to meals. The same idea can be used for chili and other casseroles.
2. Hand washing take-home pages
- Review the recommendation for hand washing and how to use the hand
washing songs to encourage children to wash their hands at least 20
3. Participant feedback form & pens/pencils
- Ask participants for feedback to help us improve classes. For WIC staff
only: this also serves as WIC required participant class evaluation.
- Gather needed ingredients and cooking utensils
- Talk about how children could help prepare these recipes
- Family mealtimes
- Importance of drinking water
- Physical activity/turn off the TV & video games
(WIC staff: information on these topics is included with other classes in this
- Would you change anything in the recipes?
- Were the recipes easy to follow & understand?
- Do you think you would try these recipes at home?