Nutrition Assessment and Risk Factor Training

Target Audience Dietitians, Nutritionists, Nurses who hold the title of Certifying Health Professional (CHP) in the WIC Program. Intended for:
  • CHP’s who seek a refresher of WIC Clinic activities such as health & nutrition assessment, risk factor assignment, and offering nutrition education to WIC participants
  • Course Length 1 day
    Class Times 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Description To enable the learner to conduct accurate assessments, assign nutrition risk factors correctly and offer appropriate nutrition education and referrals as required by the WIC Program.
    Performance Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Collect accurate and reliable measurements per policy
  • Assess and assign all applicable risk factors per policy
  • Describe what education should be offered related to assigned nutrition risk factors
  • Special Instructions Meeting date and location:
  • Region 2: 00/00/000: DeKalb County – Community Outreach Building, Five Seasons Auditorium, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115; Park between the Health Department and the Community Outreach Building in the large parking lot. Do not use small lot to the right of the Community Outreach Building.
  • Region 2: 00/00/0000: Du Page County Health Dept., Lower Level - Room #1, 111 North County Farm Rd., Wheaton, Illinois 60187; Park in front parking lot at the Health Department.
  • Region 2: 00/00/0000: Kendall County Health Dept., Nutrition Education Room – Check in at Main Front Desk, 811 W. John Street, Yorkville, Illinois 60560; park in front of the health Department
  • Region 3: 00/00/0000: McLean County Health Department, Room 322 or 324, 200 West Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61701; parking is not available at the health department but can be found at the Lincoln Parking Garage, 105 East Front Street, $7 per day.
  • Region 4: 00/00/0000: Lincoln Home Conference Center, 406 S. 8th Street, Springfield, IL. 62701. Parking: Details will be sent with confirmation letter.
  • Region 5: 0/00/000: Mt. Vernon Visitor Center, 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL., 62864 - large conference room; parking lot on site.
  • Course Code Meeting/Conference
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours
    Registered Dietitian
    Trainer(s) Melissa Banz, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, LDN, CLC; Sarah Deig, RD, LDN, CLC; Jessica Gadomski, MS, RDN, LDN; Constance Herriott, MS, RDN, LDN; Bindi Desai Lessing, MPH, RD, LDN; Jennifer Nance, MS, RDN,LDN, CLS; Shirley Smith, MS, RD, LDN, CLE; Elizabeth Verzo, MS, RDN, FAND, CLS; Susan Waltrip, MS, RDN, LDN.


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    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.