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New guest blogger opportunities!

Consider becoming a guest blogger for wichealthblog.org! Your words of wisdom will be shared with our subscribers. Unfortunately, we are not able to pay guest bloggers for posts at this time. But, this is a great chance to share your knowledge about nutrition, parenting, and healthy living with our supportive and friendly community of readers. Please note that submissions may be edited for clarity and grammar.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for short (500 words or less) guest posts from WIC participants on the following topics:

1. How do you plan and budget your food expenses every month? (Submit by November 25th or before)

How do you plan and budget your food expenses every month?

As the holidays approach, we all know every penny counts! How do you maximize your food dollars? Are you amazing with your store's loyalty program? Do you clip coupons? If so, how do you organize them and make the best use of them? What about using your store's advertisements to plan your shopping trip? Let's not forget every parents' woes - what tips do you have for grocery shopping with your kids? Tell us all about how you work within a budget to provide nutritious food choices for your whole family. Check out our lesson titled Maximizing Food Dollars under the Planning Simple Meals And Snacks category.

2. What are some ways you try to provide all of the food groups regularly? (Submit by December 1st or before)

How do you plan meals to make sure your family gets a variety of foods from all of the food groups? Do you aim to make a rainbow of color at each meal? Do you involve your children in making the choice between different types of foods? We would love to hear how you encourage your family to eat from all of the food groups regularly. Offering two food groups for snack and at least 3 food groups for each meal helps make sure your children are getting the nutritious foods their bodies require. What are some of the ways you make sure to offer all 5 food groups to your kids? To learn more about this topic, take our lesson titled Choose MyPlate To Build A Healthier Family and find it in the Choosing Healthy Foods For Your Family category.

3. Do you enjoy meatless meals with your family? (Submit by December 15th or before)

Does your family enjoy meatless meals? What are some of your favorite recipes? Do you prepare meatless meals all of the time or just a few times a week? What inspired you to make meatless meals a part of your meal plan? Planning meatless meals can help both your health and your budget! You don't have to become a strict vegetarian to enjoy some of the benefits of offering meatless meals a few times a week. We would love to hear about your vegetarian adventures!

To learn more about this topic, take our lesson titled Meatless Meals For Busy Families

Choosing Healthy Foods For Your Family category.

To submit your post, simply write an email to wichealthblog@gmail.com and attach a Word Document with your post, or a link to a Google doc. Be sure to also include a short bio (about 3 sentences is fine) and a picture of yourself, if you would like to share one. In addition, we encourage you to send in blog post related images of your kids in action!

Thank you for considering becoming a guest blogger! We will reach out via email if your post has been selected for publication. And, if you have other ideas for posts that are not about the topics above, you can also email those to wichealthblog@gmail.com.