Nutrition Education Classes

Available classes may have limited space and require registration.  All classes are free to attend.
Please call Penny at 715-343-6254 for more information or to register.

Healthy Babies

Healthy Babies is a free workshop designed for parents of children under 1 year of age.  This fun and interactive class will help parents learn about what to expect when feed their baby in the first year of life.  It covers a wide range of topics including feeding recommendations for the first year, how development affects feeding, how to tell if you baby is hungry or full, and transitioning to table foods.  Parents may attend 1 or all 5 workshops in this series.  The classes are held at the Portage County Library, in downtown Stevens Point, in the Prairie Room. All workshops are on Thursdays at 1pm on the following dates: January 26th, February 2nd at 2:00pm (note time change for this class only),
February 9th, February 16th, and February 23rd.
If interested please call Penny at 715-343-6254 for more information or to register.


Feeding for Healthy Eatingpicky eating

This class is geared toward parents of toddlers and up.  Topics include picky eating, involving kids in the kitchen, trying new foods, and eating as a family. Classes are fun and informative and include food samples and giveaways.  The class is held at the YMCA and free childcare is available for children 6 months to 6 years of age.  Parents may attend 1 or all 3 lessons in this series.  Classes are on the following dates:
Fridays at 10:30am on January 5th, January 12th, and January 26th.
Call Penny at 715-343-6254 for more information or to register.


Shopping Matters Grocery Store Tourgrocery cart

WIC participants can meet at a local grocery store for an interactive tour focused on health and savings.  Parents will learn how to read food labels and use unit pricing, how to shop with a plan, and ways to save money at the store.  Each participant receives a $10 gift card for a “Shopping Challenge” activity during the tour.  Tours last about an hour and a half and are every third Tuesday of the month at 10:30am.  Call Penny at 715-343-6254 for more information or to register.