Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Thesis


Health Science

First Advisor

Dr. Leah Seurer


nutrition education, online education, in-person education, WIC


A key component of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is nutrition education. The purpose of the following interview-based study was to understand how women experience nutrition education in the WIC program, specifically in the Siouxland office. The nutrition education can either be completed through online modules or in-person appointment sessions with a dietician. Through interviews with 10 participants at the WIC clinic in Sioux City, IA, the study demonstrates that most women prefer online nutrition education, but many explained that the in-person education was more useful or effective. The online nutrition education was largely less time intensive than the in-person sessions. Every participant had access to the online nutrition education, found it easy to navigate, and appreciated the ability to skip an appointment upon completing a module.



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