Nutrition is everybody’s business!
What is RQNS? RQNS is an evolving process of continuous program improvement involving partners at the Federal, State and local levels.
What is the Goal of RQNS? To enhance and strengthen the effectiveness of WIC nutrition services so that WIC will continue to be the premiere national public health nutrition program, helping participants to achieve and maintain optimal nutritional status.
What is the Rationale for RQNS?
What prompted the RQNS
process? RQNS emerged as a result of the findings of two studies
– WIC Nutrition Education Assessment Study and the WIC Infant Feeding
Practices Study. Both of these
studies indicated that WIC needed to:
In response to these findings, FNS commissioned a discussion paper, Reinventing Quality Nutrition Education in WIC, which presented some creative concepts on how WIC nutrition education could be redesigned to make it more effective and more appealing to participants.
The discussion paper was distributed to FNS Regional offices, State WIC
agencies, and public health nutritionists for comment.
The final document was used to elicit open dialog with the Regional
offices and State and local WIC agencies in order to cultivate a climate
for change in WIC nutrition services.
RQNS is an ongoing process of continual program improvement and since its inception in 1999, FNS has made significant progress toward improving nutrition services in WIC.
RQNS projects and initiatives include:
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