Clerk/ breastfeeding peer counselor (Former Employee) – Columbus, IN – June 7, 2016
My typical day at work was to help mothers with their children , most of them with special needs, not only helping them to get food vouchers but with some sort of psychological sources. It was for me very rewarding and I loved it.
Nutrition Coordinator (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – March 27, 2016
Most of The managers were not register dietitian and the management was very poor WIC at Brooklyn Hospital was my worse experience in my 36 years working as a Dietitian/Nutritionist and MD. I will not recommend.
WIC at Florida State is Excellent, the best. Excellent Managers and dietitians, all works very well. I strongly recommend.
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) – Joliet, IL – October 6, 2015
every day was a challenge, mentally ready to start the day and have a lot patience to be able to greet the clients, and be able to make it during the day, during this position I learn to get better with customer services and be able to multi task more, answering the phones, making appointments, printing WIC coupons and answering front desk question, a lot of filing charts from clients and keep all the information confidential. was great experience to work with the WIC program
A typical day there is fun for me because I can clean when everyone is almost gone for the day I can do what im told to do. I aslo like to ask th epeople there if I can help them in anyway. I love to clean there. The co-workers are nice to me and they treat me with respect.I close the office when Im done. Management is very supportive there. The office is very big which keeps me very ocuppied. I work 4 hours but I do everything on time so I have nothing to do the next time i go to work. I am very respctful lioke others are to me.
Use my expertise in food, diet and nutrition to help people achieve health goals. Provide supplemental food recommendations to patient. The principal goals is protecting the health of women and children who are al risk of the effects of poor nutrition.
WIC program is a excellent workplace to develop your teaching abilities and to provide nutrition counseling.
Nutritionist (Former Employee) – Carolina, PR – December 15, 2014
In this job I provided nutritional counseling, assessed, offered follow up and demonstration classes.During the time that I worked in WIC program I learned to be empathic and to listen what were the needs of people who catered. My experience with the coworker and population served, both was good.The hard part was the amount of assessmets in a day, (14 people), because the time to counseling was limited. I loved when I had to offer the demonstration classes, because the participants also enjoyed it.
Fun place to work with a great acomplishment feeling.
Breastfeeding Counselor (Current Employee) – San Juan, PR – July 11, 2014
Fill paper work, call new mothers, offer breasfeeding classes for groups or individual women. I learned that every person has a story to tell and needs to be filled. At the WIC program all the employees worked as a team. The hardest thing about my job was waching primee babies having a really hard time and wathing mothers suffer for the lost of a baby or sick kids. The most enjoyable part about my job is watching mothers achive their beastfeeding goals with my help.
Waching mothers and babies have a succesful breasfeeding experience.
Nutrition Assistant (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, Pa – July 18, 2012
Typical workday is HELLicopter. Long hours, no break, except for a misely 30 min lunch. This job will stress you out and send you to an early grave. Well I can say this for the Philadelphia, Pa offices.
However, I've learned TREMENDOUS amounts of nutritional information, rules, and state guidlines.
Management IS AWFUL!!!!!!! The favoritism is beyond bearable. There's back stabbing, and half your co workers refuse to pull their own work around the office. The offices are 97percent females, so that definitely explains alot of the negative hermonal behaviors.
I did not like my co-workers. All LAZY! Well 95 percent of them are lazy. I learned that most of my adult co-workers were not raised with good work ethics.
you have no choice but to want to eat and live healthy working here
management, co-workers, favortism, everyone has a relative of some sort that works there, ergo...watch what u say and do
A great place to start teaching parents and children about the values of good nutrition through all stages of life.
Nutritionist (Former Employee) – Hartford, CT – April 10, 2012
All days we would see parents/guardians and young children to distribute WIC vouchers and provide couseling according to individualized nutrition needs per physical exam and laboratory values. I learned a great deal about children's behavior regarding meals and snacks, common food allergies, and many medical conditions in the pediatric population that need constant nutritional monitoring. I was a proud member of the WIC team, striving to make life better for those we served. The hardest part of the job was seeing the children turn five and having to terminate them from the program. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping those in need with a goal of improving their lives through beneficial nutrition. Also working with the children was a very interesting and fun experience. This provided a rewarding experience for me knowing that I was sharing my expertise with others to improve their quality of life.
meeting new people, providing proper nutrition coupons, providing professional counseling on nutrition.
terminating five year olds due to their age, short-staffed days.