Texas WIC and Nutrition Counseling: Katie’s Story

Texas WIC and Nutrition Counseling: Katie’s Story


Mom got two greens! My oldest is Ryder. Paisley, she’s three. And then Brooklyn is one and a half. Two Red! Ryder has always been a throw-up kid. Our pediatrician says
“Oh, it’s a normal kid thing. He’s fine.” And it got to a point where he wasn’t fine. He couldn’t eat, he couldn’t drink,
it wouldn’t go away. He had to be hospitalized. They blood tested him for several different things and he has Celiac disease. And I just got told “give him gluten free.” Well, what is gluten? I had no clue. So we turned to Jamie. Hey are you ready? I first got introduced to Jamie a couple months after my kids started
going to the WIC program in Abilene. That’s where we’re at! When Ryder got diagnosed, I didn’t know that dietitians would help
with this sort of thing. But I knew she was somebody that would give me
helpful information as I needed it. one…two… Jamie gave me a list of different things
that I could and couldn’t give Ryder. And she’s given me all kinds of
cool recipes that we could try with him Cauliflower crust. What is that?
Who even knew that was a thing? And the kids love it.
They don’t know the difference. We went on a gluten free diet
and you could see total improvement. His tummy wasn’t hurting and
just his overall health improved so that’s, yay, a big plus because
I never thought we would get there. I’ve been introduced to so many
new and healthier options and been given the ability
to get those healthier options and knowledge about those
healthier options for my whole family, not just Ryder. And I would have never know
if it weren’t for the WIC program.

Daniel Yohans

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