Fit WIC Missouri
FY2011 Objectives, Strategies, Framework and Evaluation Tools
Objectives of Fit WIC Missouri FY11
Suggested FY11 Strategies
Missouri WIC asks each local WIC provider to consider how your agency can participate in the prevention of overweight in our population of approximately 60,000 children age 2-5 years. Fit WIC Missouri offers several choices for making a difference using evidence-based interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors of WIC participants. The program provides a framework for planning local interventions to address overweight in children.
The difference in Fit WIC MO this year is that you are asked to enjoy focusing on the activities. At the state level, we will not track individual participation or behavior changes this year, simplifying the role of the LWP.
The Fit WIC Missouri framework includes evidence-based interventions that have a positive effect on children, families and communities. Behavior choices from the Expert Committee Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity, June 6, 2007, are included in the FY09 Framework report. The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), along with key partners, created an implementation guide to accompany the recommendations . Best practices are recommended in areas where evidence-based interventions are not available.