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WIC Wellness Works ... a journey

WIC Wellness Works Masthead

  • Statewide worksite wellness program for Texas WIC employees
  • Goal = enable WIC staff to incorporate wellness activities into their work and daily lives
  • Provide educational materials and environmental supports
  • Focus areas:
    • Nutrition
    • Physical activity
    • Stress management

For Information about the WIC Wellness Works Program please contact:
For Information about the WIC Wellness Works Program please contact:
Katie Oliver: Katie.Oliver@dshs.state.tx.us, 512-341-4596 

 

WIC Wellness Works publications
Growing the 5 Seeds of Happiness

Growing the 5 Seeds of Happiness employee packet (3.8 mb, PDF)

5 seeds Employee packet

Text only Growing the 5 Seeds of Happiness employee packet (3.8 mb, DOC)

Growing the 5 Seeds of Happiness coordinator packet (2.5 mb, PDF)

5 seeds Coordinator packet not accessible

Text only Growing the 5 Seeds of Happiness coordinator packet (2.5 mb, DOC)

   

Growing the 5 Seeds of Happiness banner (259 kb, PDF)

5 seeds Banner accessible

Growing the 5 Seeds of Happiness magnets (1.2 mb, PDF)

5 seeds Magnets accessible

 
WIC Wellness Breaks

Answering the Call to a Healthier You (478 kb, PDF)

WIC Wellness Break iPhone

 
WIC Olympic Games

Team Captain Instructions (1.6 mb, PDF)

WIC wellness works Olympic Captain Booklet

Employee Training Guide (2 mb, PDF)

WIC wellness works Olympic Employee Guide

Poster (207 kb, PDF)

WIC wellness works Olympic Poster

Medallions (214 kb, PDF)

WIC wellness works Olympic Medals

 
30-Day Wellness Challenge

Coordiantor Packet (1.7 mb, PDF)

30 Day Challenge Coordinator

Employee Packet (1 mb, PDF)

30 Day Challenge Employee

Calendar (513 kb, PDF)

30 Day Challenge Calendar

 
Dining In–Fast, Easy, Healthy!

Coordinator Packet (3.5 mb, PDF)

Dining In coordinator packet cover

Black and white version (1.6 mb, PDF)

Employee Packet (3 mb, PDF)

Dining In employee packet cover

 

Poster (843 kb, PDF)

Dine In poster

   

 



Ready, Set, Go–Clinic Packet

Ready, Set, Go--Clinic Packet


Your Team's New Year's Resolutions!

Ready Set Go Cover

 




Survival Guide

Holiday Survival Guide
Coordinator Survival Packet

Holiday Survival Coordinator

Employee Packet

Holiday Survival Employee Packet

 

Quotes from our Participants: "In Their Own Words..."

  • “The key to a successful wellness program is to be accountable to each other and to motivate each other. It is also important to keep wellness alive by talking about it, making it part of your staff meetings, and part of your daily routine.”

  • “I had a lot of stress – everything from moving, to losing a family member, to getting into a car accident – but the [Highway to Health walking challenge] program kept me moving and gave my mind something positive to focus on.”

  • “My blood sugar went up over 200. I made excuses and figured it was just something I ate. But after the wellness program started, I realized that I needed to do something. I needed to start walking again. Once I started walking again, it (blood sugar level) fell back within the normal range, and it has stayed there.”

  • “Seeing your coworkers exercise and actually enjoy it motivates other staff to join in.There’s increased awareness amongst staff about fitness and health and more conversation about who is losing weight and how they are eating better and exercising more!”

  • “Sometimes they (her colleagues) would start off by saying, ‘I’m too tired. It’s been a long day.’ But then, they would see me walking and they would say ‘Well, she works the same long hours we do, and she gets out there and does it – so we can too!’”

  • “Everyone’s lost a few inches. Two have had pretty dramatic results. They’re feeling a lot better, shopping for new clothes, and it’s motivating them to continue. We do the walking video, people have been bringing their own lunch instead of eating out, and we cut our lunch a little bit short so that we have time to exercise. It’s definitely helped with our stress too! We’re all feeling better!”

 

 

Last updated September 8, 2017