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Congratulations to Veronica Lerma, our Employee of the Month for March! Veronica has been at Fresno EOC WIC since May 2009 and works at our Kings Canyon office. Veronica is an outstanding team member who is always willing to go the extra mile for staff and participants. Whether it’s volunteering to stay late or helping with office upkeep, Veronica consistently shows initiative in helping to better her office and her team. Her positive attitude, kindness, and easy going personality can…

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Congratulations to Pang Moua! Our Employee of the Month for February. Pang has been at Fresno EOC WIC since August 2001 and works at our Call Center in our Downtown office. Pang is an exemplary team member who is always willing to help at a moment’s notice. She has outstanding customer service skills and is courteous, kind, and friendly with everyone. Her attention to detail and professionalism can be seen in all the work she does. Pang can always be trusted with knowing the answer…

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How do I store my milk?

Posted on Feb 09, 2017

How do I store my milk? • Put your breast milk in clean bottles or breast milk storage bags that are labeled “BPA Free.” • Store about 2-4 ounces per bottle or bag for the first 6 months. • Once your baby starts solid foods the amount that you will need to store for your baby may decrease. • Label containers with the date pumped and the baby’s name. • Use the oldest milk first. • At work or school, store breast milk in a cooler with ice packs or…

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Congratulations to Imelda Leal for winning Employee of the Month for January 2017! Imelda has been a WIC Nutrition Assistant at our Downtown office for over 20 years and has been a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) since 2011.  Imelda is always professional, cheerful and ready to help with any task at last minute’s notice.  Due to her dual roles as a WNA and CLEC, she is very knowledgeable, efficient, and offers great customer service to everyone. At…

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Monkey Muffins Bold text = Kids can Help INGREDIENTS: 1 egg¼ cup brown sugar, packed½ teaspoon vanilla extract2 large ripe bananas, mashed2/3 cup whole wheat flour½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground cinnamon1 tablespoon sugar INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line mini muffin panswith paper liners.2. In a large bowl, beat together egg, brownsugar, and vanilla extract. Stir in banana.3. In a…

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The 5th Annual Hippity Hoppity Healthy Easter Event When: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Where: Trolley Creek Park, 5110 E. Huntington Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727 Fresno EOC will host The 5th Annual Hippity Hoppity Healthy Easter Event taking place on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The event will be held at Trolley Creek Park located at 5110 E. Huntington Ave., Fresno, CA 93727 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is open to the public. Bring your friends and…

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Fruit Omelet Bold text = Kids can Help INGREDIENTS: 2 teaspoons butter4 eggs, beaten1 cup assorted fruit, sliced INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.2. Add eggs and cook until set. Remove frompan.3. Add sliced fruit and fold in half. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): CALORIES 224; FAT 14g; PROTEIN 13g; CARB 11g; FIBER 2g; CALCIUM 69mg; IRON 2mg; VITAMIN A (RE) 177mcg; VITAMINC 47mg; FOLATE 66mcg. This recipe is can be found in the 4th cookbook…

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Dress for the Occasion

Posted on Jan 05, 2017

Breastfeeding doesn’t have to be hard. Plan your wardrobe ahead of time and be ready at any time for your little ones needs. Consider these 6 easy tips when deciding to breastfeed your baby: A breastfeeding cover can help you nurse and be comfortable at the same time if you’re a little more reserved with your body. You can find lots of clothes specifically designed for breastfeeding. Layering V necked shirts over a cami is a perfect way to either feed your baby from the top or…

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Congratulations to Olivia Valdez for winning Employee of the Month for December! Olivia came to us in September 2007 and became a full time Lead WNA to the Downtown office September 2015. She received her CLE certificate in October 2013.   Olivia is a great role model due to her high level of positivity, initiatives and efficiency. She is a competent and motivated worker. With her multiple roles as a WNA, CLE and Lead WNA, she works hard to handle multiple responsibilities, all the…

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Sunshine Broccoli Bold text = Kids can Help INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon ginger, minced2 cloves garlic, minced2 heads broccoli, cut into florets¼ cup water2 oranges, peeled, sectioned and seeded1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce INSTRUCTIONS: 1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat,sauté ginger and garlic in olive oil untilfragrant.2. Add broccoli and water. Cover skillet andcook until crisp-tender.3. Stir in orange sections and soy sauce…

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