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WIC Nutrition - Improving the Participant Experience (IPE) Grant

When funding is available, Texas WIC local agencies may apply for Improving the Participant Experience (IPE) grants. The goal of these grants is to develop and implement initiatives to improve the participant experience and overall quality of services.

    Local WIC agencies that are funded are required to:

    • Write an article for the WIC News when requested
    • Submit mid-year and end of year reports
    • Listen in on conference calls for updates

    Examples of Projects:

    • Enhancing nutrition education activities such as cooking demonstrations, gardening activities, supermarket tours, etc.
    • Improving the WIC client shopping experience by using funding for vendor liaison expenses to ensure local area grocery stores are complying with policies
    • Cultivating WIC staff and participant collaborations by making clinic environment more conducive to open communication such as using round tables, sofas, etc. 
    • Incorporating materials and methods that will improve customer service and clinic flow
    • Upgrading the clinic to make it more child-friendly

    If you have questions or require additional information, please contact your State Agency Partner or Yvonne Martinez, RD, LD, Nutrition Education Program Specialist, at 512-341-4514 or Yvonne.Martinez2@dshs.texas.gov.


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    Last updated September 8, 2017