Pregnancy/postpartum PT teaches healthy cooking

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sgt. Ricardo Branch
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers attending the Army pregnancy/postpartum physical training program received a rare treat during a special healthy living and cooking class, here, July 20 and 22. 

“We’re trying to educate pregnant Soldiers about a program called the Women, Infants and Children Program,” said Staff Sgt. Roxanne Pratt, division surgeon cell, 25th Infantry Division. 

“WIC assists lower-income families with healthy food at no cost to the family,” Pratt said.

During the morning instruction, Soldiers prepared an easy-to-make, healthy and fast meal.

“Sometimes the food people eat might be tasty, but not exactly healthy,” Pratt said. “What we’re doing today is showing Soldiers that good healthy meals do not have to cost a lot of money to make.”

The morning meal consisted of a breakfast omelet.

“Anything that teaches someone how to make a good, fast meal that’s healthy for them during their pregnancy is a good thing,” said Staff Sgt. Rachel Blanton, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID.

“A class like this is good when they show you how to make something after all the instruction is complete,” she said. “I look forward to what they’ll have next.”

Whatever the next selection may bring, students in the Army pregnancy/postpartum PT program can look forward to a refreshing mix of classes that encourages healthy lives. 

 

To qualify for Hawaii Women, Infants and Children services, you must be either a pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum woman or have children under 5 years old who have nutritional needs; meet federal guidelines; and be a resident of Hawaii.

For Oahu WIC services, call 586-8175 to set up an appointment with the WIC clinic nearest you.

To qualify for Hawaii Women, Infants and Children services, you must be either a pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum woman or have children under 5 years old who have nutritional needs; meet federal guidelines; and be a resident of Hawaii.For Oahu WIC services, call 586-8175 to set up an appointment with the WIC clinic nearest you.

 

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