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WIC Works: Worksite Wellness . Lyshell Grigg, RD, WIC Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Tulare County Health & Human Services WIC. Tulare County WIC Worksite Wellness. First Well Worksite in CA!! First in the Nation!! April 15, 2010. Barriers. Barriers: Getting organized Getting motivated

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WIC Works: Worksite Wellness

Lyshell Grigg, RD,

WIC Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Tulare County Health & Human Services WIC


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Tulare County WIC Worksite Wellness

First Well Worksite in CA!! First in the Nation!!

April 15, 2010


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Barriers

Barriers:

  • Getting organized

  • Getting motivated

  • Finding the time

  • Changing of hands


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Positive Results

  • Boosts Morale

  • Monthly Challenges-Lasting Changes

  • Creates a great example of the importance of physical activity & wellness goals for our participants.


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Requirements To Ensure Absolute Success!

  • Continuing to stay organized & active

    • Monthly meetings, newsletters, challenges,& annual training.

  • Continuing to coordinate with Clinic Managers to ensure time available for meetings & fitness breaks.

  • Continuing to motivate Wellness Sparkers


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What Are We Doing Now?

  • Monthly meetings with Wellness Sparkers

    • Yearly Wellness Training for the Tulare WIC Agency

  • Fundraisers

    • Healthy Breakfast/Snacks during In-services

    • Holiday Basket Raffle i.e. Mother’s Day



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Monthly Activities

  • Wellness members volunteer to create measureable monthly challenges

  • Monthly drawing for previous challenge

  • Wellness coordinator shares one nutrition related article with sparkers each month

  • Wellness coordinator publishes newsletter with the following sections:

    • Challenge description, an article related to challenge, recipe corner, previous winners, and total participation.




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In Clinic Sparker Roles

  • Bring healthy foods when food is served

  • Lead fitness breaks and encourage participation

  • Distribute challenges, newsletters, and wellness related articles

  • Be an example to others


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Going Forward!

  • ISIS News-wellness announcements and fun facts

  • Use wellness funds to expand exercise DVD library

  • Reach out to local businesses


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Contact Information

Peggy Redfern, RD, Tulare County Health & Human Services WIC Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone:559-684-3479

Lyshell Grigg, RD, WIC Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Tulare County Health & Human Services WIC

Email: [email protected]

Phone:559-788-1321


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