Fit WIC is a program to increase the physical activity of preschoolers every day, by providing age-appropriate physical play ideas and activities. It does this by providing parents with ideas and tools to use with their children. Young children need daily opportunities for free, unstructured play, as well as time for structured, skill-building play, like throwing and catching.
Fit WIC promotes the parent as their child's most important teacher. To support parents' efforts, these materials include education activities for 3- to 4-year- old children and their parents. The Fit WIC Parent's Activity book and kit provide inexpensive, easy, age-appropriate activities to increase a preschooler's play and develop their physical skills. The activity book also offers solutions to common barriers to physical play as identified by parents. Fit WIC offers a positive approach to prevent childhood overweight, and sets the stage for healthy habits that can lead to a lifetime of healthy living.
For more information:
Contact Frances McLaughlin in the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section at (603) 271-4546 or Frances.Mclaughlin@dhhs.nh.gov.
Visit the US Department of Agriculture FitWIC Web site at www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/sharing_center/statedev_FIT.html.