Providing discussion sessions for WIC participants is an attempt to provide them with a more meaningful nutrition education experience that involves interactive learning. As the certifying professional, you will be the facilitator and moderate a group conversation-style discussion.
The WIC participants take on an active role in this learning process by letting you know what information they need at this stage of their life (or their children’s), and by sharing with you and other members of the group what they have experienced. Learning becomes more effective when they learn from each other as well as from the information you can share with them, especially since it is information that is relevant to their needs. Sessions will vary in content and style, depending on the session objective(s), the specific topics that the participants bring up, and the personalities of the participants involved.
Here are some specific guidelines and techniques to help facilitation of WIC Discussion Group: