Participant Centered Nutrition Assessment, Education and Counseling

In this training, QN/CPAs will explore the elements and skills required for providing nutrition education and counseling. Through a series of interactive activities, trainees will review strategies and techniques for using the information gathered from the nutrition assessment to provide education. QN/CPAs will also review how to determine WIC participants readiness to make a change, how to set goals and select nutrition education messages in a participant-centered manner. Trainees will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills through case studies and practice providing nutrition education and counseling.

As a result of this training, trainees will be able to:

  • List the elements to providing nutrition education and counseling.
  • Describe how to provide education in a participant-centered manner, based on information gathered in the nutrition assessment.
  • Apply skills to sensitively educate participants on issues and risks.

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA