Fit Families Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) is a successful behavior change program for eligible families of 2-4-year-old children enrolled in WIC at Fit Families projects in Wisconsin.
Fit Families works with community partners and employs three core messages and one over-arching message to combat overweight and obesity:
Move More…Watch Less: Encourage Fit Families participants to engage in active play or physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day and to reduce screen time to two hours or less each day.
Make Every Bite Count…More Fruits and Vegetables: Encourage children and their parents to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day.
Make Every Sip Count…More Healthy Beverages: Encourage families to reduce or eliminate use of sugared beverages.
Over-arching message: Eat Healthy, Be Active: Your Kids are Watching
Encourage parents to be good role models for their children.
Families enrolled in the Fit Families Program will make an individual healthy habits goal that they will work on for 12 months. The Fit Families coach follows-up with the family monthly for guidance, support and tools to make the changes. Participants receive nutrition education reinforcement items to help motivate the healthy behavior changes.
If you are interested in more information about the Monroe County Fit Families Program, please contact our staff at 608-269-8671 or MonroeCounty.WIC@co.monroe.wi.us.
Strong Bodies/Strong Women
StrongBodies/StrongWomen™ is an evidence-based strength training program for middle-aged and older women and men. The program’s objective is to improve the health and well-being of middle-aged and older women. For more information or to register, visit http://monroe.uwex.edu/family-living/food-nutrition-and-health/physical-activity/strongwomen/