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Easy WIC Grocery Shopping

Grocery Services North Makes WIC Shopping Easy

Don’t waste time searching aisles for pink stickers and WIC groceries. Grocery Services North offers a unique shopping experience for WIC Clients that saves them money and stress.

Grocery Services North is a Primarily WIC grocery store chain located near WIC Clinics, sometimes even right next door. We want to make it as easy as possible for WIC clients to redeem their benefits.

FAST, CONVENIENT WIC SHOPPING Easy WIC grocery shopping

After visiting a WIC office to redeem your benefits, WIC clients can visit Grocery Services North to get fresh produce, organic baby food, baby formula and even special prescription formulas your baby needs. We also don’t put limits on your redemptions for items like formula. 

Our unique shopping experience will get you in and out fast. 

When you arrive, you will insert your WIC or SNAP card into our card reader, where your benefits will be listed clearly for you to read. We ask you what products you would like to redeem and our bilingual staff gathers your WIC items for you to take home. This fast, easy shopping approach keeps you out of large crowds and out of the store fast. 

This unique shopping experience is also less stressful at checkout.  We take the guesswork out of knowing if your items are WIC approved to help you avoid long conversations after standing in line and searching the store for your items.

We also accept SNAP. A lot of moms use SNAP to buy extra formula or more healthy food items while you are already picking up your WIC groceries.

WE KNOW WIC

Our bilingual staff is knowledgeable about the WIC program.  We can help answer your questions and make your shopping experience easier.

Because we know the program, we also are able to have products available that you need. For example, we are able to get certains baby formulas you might have hard time finding in other locations. We even carry prescription formulas, for babies that may have allergies, that are even harder to find. If you need a special formula, visit or call one of our locations.

Woman, Infants & Children (WIC) is a FREE nutrition supplement program for mothers and their children up  to age 5. The program provides free nutrition counseling, classes, breastfeeding support and healthy foods at no cost, including baby formula and baby food. To apply for WIC, visit a clinic or apply online. Visit a Grocery Services North location today in Dallas and Waco to find out just how easy WIC shopping can be. 

 

By |2021-02-26T14:29:36+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grocery Services North Opening Friday Feb. 19th

Grocery Services North plans to open tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 19, 2020 at 10am. Starting Saturday we will resume regular hours.
We have been closed the first part of this week due to extreme winter weather.
Grocery Services North will resume these hours as long as locations have full electrical power and staff is able to get to work safely. Should there be any change to this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances, we will provide updates on our Facebook page.
We accept WIC and SNAP. We do not limit redemptions.
Stay Safe!
By |2021-02-19T18:15:06+00:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Achieve Baby Miliestones

WIC Babies

Texas WIC can help babies grow healthy and strong.

WIC Helps Babies Grow Healthy & Strong

As babies grow from infants to toddlers they graduate dozens of baby milestones, from eating purees, finger foods and walking. Your baby’s pediatrician can help you learn if your baby is on track. Being aware of major developments can ensure your tot is staying on track. Texas WIC can also help your baby stay on track.

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and process – how to feed, making sure they are safe and loved, learning to decode their baby language. As you get to know your baby and all the traits that make them uniquely them, you will also start picking up on your baby’s developments. It’s something you can observe and watch from Day 1. It’s also one of the biggest joys of being a parent, watching your baby grow and learn.

There are endless resources online about baby milestones, but don’t get overwhelmed and remember they are just a guide. Your baby’s doctors are the ultimate resource. Plus, any resource you use (online, book, etc.) are only tools to help you ask the right questions to your doctor. 

One great online resource is, Texas WIC. Their experts have outlined some of the milestone highlights of a baby’s first year online.

INFANT DEVELOPMENT

When you first bring your baby home, most of your attention will be focused on your baby’s eating, sleeping and baby communication (or crying).

You will start to notice signs that your baby is hungry, including when they might be crying or sucking on their tiny hands. They may also try to nuzzle you to get fed. You will learn the signs your baby is trying to tell you as you get to know them. 

Texas WIC, a free program that guides mothers in providing healthy habits for their children, offers a lot of tools to help mothers feed their children, including these tips online.  The program helps mothers provide healthy nutrition for their babies on the WIC program.

By the end of the first month, you may notice your baby keeps their hands in tight fists, can move head side-to-side while on their tummy and can recognize your voice. 

2-6 MONTHS

By the time your baby is at the end of two months, your baby will likely be smiling at faces, can calm themselves with hand sucking and can hold their head up when on their tummy, according to the CDC. Their experts also recommend talking to your doctor if your baby doesn’t respond to loud sounds or can’t hold their head up.

At 4 months, your baby will likely be mimicking movements and faces, begin to babble and may be able to roll from tummy to back, according to the CDC milestone markers.

At 6 months, they may be responding to their own name, bringing objects to their mouth and roll over in both directions, according to the CDC milestone guide

Texas WIC recommends on their website to contact Early Childhood Intervention Services if you are still concerned about your child’s development after talking to their physician. ECIS is a statewide program. You can learn more about their programs online.

If you are interested in joining Texas WIC to help your baby grow healthy and strong, you can apply online

Grocery Services North is a Dallas-area grocery store chain the specializes in providing an easy WIC-grocery shopping experience. Find a location near you.

By |2021-02-11T16:42:37+00:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Calendar Of Family Events Around Dallas

Ways To Entertain Your Kids (Many Free & Virtual) During February

Check out these family-friendly events around Dallas during February. Many of the events are free & can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.  This calendar is packed with free events like virtual toddler story times to virtual dance parties. Click on the links in the calendar for more information. You are sure to find something to keep the kids entertained.

< February 2021 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
1PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
Allen Public Library - Family Story TimeAllen Public Library - Family Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Virtual Event - Join every Monday morning at 10:15 AM on the Allen Public Library Facebook page for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers.
Allen Public Library Facebook Page
2Frisco Public Library - Weekly Virtual Story TimeFrisco Public Library - Weekly Virtual Story TimeFrisco Public Library - Virtual Event - Join on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Tuesday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long. Frisco Public Library Facebook Page Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Groundhog Day at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical GardenGroundhog Day at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical GardenTime: 6:30 am
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden hosts its third annual Groundhog Day celebration, Texas style, in A Tasteful Place, which overlooks White Rock Lake and the Dallas skyline. Guests are invited and encouraged to wear any type of hat or make one onsite. Attendees can come as early as 6:30 a.m., where there are breakfast and beverages items available for sale and a free hot chocolate for each guest. The program begins at 7:15 a.m. in time for sun rise at 7:21 a.m. when the Arboretum officials release Arboretum Annie to see if she sees her shadow. After that, visitors are welcome to take selfies with the famous groundhog until 8:30 a.m., make groundhog crafts, visit the science activity tables conducted by our Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden staff, and watch the iconic "Groundhog Day" movie starring Bill Murray at 9:30 a.m.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
Kimbell Art Museum - Theatrical Story TimeKimbell Art Museum - Theatrical Story TimeTime: 11:00 am - 12:15 am
Kimbell Art Museum - Virtual Event - Join the educators of Kimbell Art Museum on Facebook Live for a theatrical story time just for kids featuring the children's book The Rain Stomper, written by Addie Boswell and illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
Kimbell Art Museum Facebook Page
3Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Dallas Library - Baby Basics StorytimeDallas Library - Baby Basics StorytimeTime: 10:45 am - 11:15 am
For babies and their caregivers, learn simple rhymes, songs and books to stimulate infants. Suggested ages: 0-18 months This program is available online only. Registration required. Details on how to participate will be emailed the day of the program.
Virtual Event
4Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
JumpstART Story Time & Art To-GoJumpstART Story Time & Art To-GoBlack History Month Celebration - Through stories and art, we celebrate African American history and culture. Story time moves online with take-home craft projects offered for curbside parking lot pickup, while supplies last, on the first Thursday of the month. Supplies available for pick-up between 10am and noon. Virtual Event - Irving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.,
Irving, TX, 75062
5Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
6PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
Oak Cliff Cultural Center: Chinese New Year Virtual WorkshopOak Cliff Cultural Center: Chinese New Year Virtual WorkshopTime: 11:00 am
Celebrate the Chinese New Year! Participants will create a red envelope bookmark, incorporate lucky coins into the design, and learn about the Chinese New Year celebration. Materials will be picked up at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center at an assigned time to enforce social distancing. *Registration Required. Completing registration does not guarantee a spot in the workshop*
Registration link: https://forms.gle/6QWgohB48fT28WFY6
Virtual Event - Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Family Friendly Community Hike at Oak Cliff Nature PreserveFamily Friendly Community Hike at Oak Cliff Nature PreserveTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join ExploreMore DFW for a fun family friendly community hike from 2 PM - 4 PM. Meet other outdoor enthusiasts, explore new trails and leave it better! (carry trash bags to pick up trash on the trail) Everyone will also get a fun ExploreMore sticker and other fun swag. This event is completely FREE however, we will accept donations and all donations will go back to Texas Land Conservancy and DORBA who own and maintain OCNP. Registration required.
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
2875 Pierce St, Dallas, TX 75233
7Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
8PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
Allen Public Library - Family Story TimeAllen Public Library - Family Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Virtual Event - Join every Monday morning at 10:15 AM on the Allen Public Library Facebook page for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers.
Allen Public Library Facebook Page
9Frisco Public Library - Weekly Virtual Story TimeFrisco Public Library - Weekly Virtual Story TimeFrisco Public Library - Virtual Event - Join on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Tuesday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long. Frisco Public Library Facebook Page Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
10Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
11Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
12Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
13Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Plano Virtual Family Dance PartyPlano Virtual Family Dance PartyTime: 7:00 pm
Plano Arts & Events - Families with young children are invited to “Plano Family Dance Party,” a free virtual Valentine’s event. Boys, girls and adults will dance the hour away, led by a professional children’s DJ.
Virtual Event
Hosted by Plano Arts & Events on Facebook
14Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Second Sunday Funday To-Go - The Art of CollageSecond Sunday Funday To-Go - The Art of CollageTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Find inspiration in gallery exhibitions, holidays and the seasons as families make art, friends and fun with Second Sunday Funday To-Go. Explore the art of Romare Bearden (1911–1988), one of the most well-known African-American artists of the 20th century. Inspired by his colorful and expressive compositions, create your own pieces that reflect the culture, music, people and places of your time. Second Sunday Fundays art activities will presented online with pre-recorded videos and free to-go arts & craft kits available for pick-up at Irving Arts Center.
Virtual Event - Irving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd,
Irving, TX, 75062
15PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursDinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic DinosaursHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 - Dinosaurs Live! - Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Open during general admission: Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. Admission for this season (Sept 5, 2020 through Feb 15, 2021): $12 adults; $9 seniors 60+ and children ages 3–12 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
Allen Public Library - Family Story TimeAllen Public Library - Family Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Virtual Event - Join every Monday morning at 10:15 AM on the Allen Public Library Facebook page for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers.
Allen Public Library Facebook Page
16Frisco Public Library - Weekly Virtual Story TimeFrisco Public Library - Weekly Virtual Story TimeFrisco Public Library - Virtual Event - Join on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Tuesday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long. Frisco Public Library Facebook Page PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
17PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
18PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
19PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
20PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Virtual Itty Bitty Art - Listen Up! What's That Sound?Virtual Itty Bitty Art - Listen Up! What's That Sound?Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum fun can happen anywhere. Join the Amon Carter Museum virtually each month for Itty-Bitty Art, a free program for infants up to 24 months and their families. Download free resources designed to inspire enriching family experiences with art from an early age. Registration is required and opens at the beginning of each month. This month features “Listen up! What’s that sound?” Use your ears and make music inspired by the Carter’s noisiest artworks, perfect for playtime and naptime alike.
Virtual Event - Amon Carter Museum of American Art
21PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
22PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
Allen Public Library - Family Story TimeAllen Public Library - Family Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Virtual Event - Join every Monday morning at 10:15 AM on the Allen Public Library Facebook page for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers.
Allen Public Library Facebook Page
23PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
24PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
25PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
26PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
27PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
28PALS Kids ClubPALS Kids ClubGalleria Dallas is on a mission to help kids have fun throughout the year. Its free PALS – Play Art Learn Seek – Kids Club offers kids ages 3-12 the chance to play, discover fun art, learn new things, and seek new adventures. Each club member gets a passport that comes with a mission with fun prizes and freebies just for exploring Galleria Dallas and the world around you. PALS Kids Club is free; it’s easy to sign up online or at the Galleria’s Guest Reception Center on the first level near Center Court and collect your passport. Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240
By |2021-02-02T16:26:23+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Soup Is Great WIC-Friendly Meal For Kids

Soup is a great meal for kids and toddlers. Let’s celebrate soup during National Soup Month.

Let’s Celebrate This WIC Friendly Meal! January is National Soup Month.

We can’t think of a better way to use WIC ingredients during cold weather months than to have a nice bowl of homemade soup, a very WIC friendly meal for  your kids. 

Texas WIC is a nutritional assitance program that helps women and their kids get healthy, nutritous foods. The FREE program also provides nutrition support, counseling and classes. To find if you are elegible, visit TexasWIC.org online to apply.

It can be hard for families to find time to get meals on the table. Soup is a one-pot meal that often doesn’t require a ton of work, but can spotlight a lot of healthy ingredients. Plus, not many foods offer as much comfort or nutrition than a nice warm bowl of homemade soup. 

WIC FOOD CLASS

Soup is also a great way for little ones to experience different food tastes and textures. Just make sure the ingredients are age-appropriate and soft enough for them to eat. Not sure if your child is ready?  Visit Texas WIC’s guidelines online to find out if your baby is ready for solids (like the veggies in the soup).   Texas WIC will also offer a Live Discussion class Feb. 3 about “Live Discussion on Table Foods and the Older Baby.”  You can enroll online

Visit the USDA’s MyPlate website for a little inspiration for recipes using WIC foods. One of our favorites was this one. It has vegetables and dairy and we think your kids will love this WIC friendly meal as much as you do. 

TRY THIS WIC FRIENDLY MEAL

Cream of Broccoli Soup II

Using pantry staples and frozen broccoli, this hearty soup can be made in 10 minutes. Use 1% or fat-free milk to keep it even healthier.

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen, chopped broccoli (10 ounces)
  • 1 can carrots or mixed vegetables, drained
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cups 1% low fat milk
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese, low-fat (can use 1/4 to 1/2 cup)

In a saucepan, prepare broccoli according to directions. Drain off water. Add carrots, cream of mushroom soup, and one soup can full of milk to the broccoli. Stir over low heat until steaming hot and vegetables are cooked. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers.

Don’t forget you can get your WIC foods at Grocery Services North. Visit any of our locations today for a unique WIC grocery shopping experience.

By |2021-02-03T18:48:08+00:00January 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy Pregnancy, Food & WIC

WIC & Healthy Pregnanc

Eating healthy foods is important during pregnancy. Texas WIC can help.

What You Eat During Pregnancy Matters

Are you craving ice cream or pickles? 

 Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. Hormones are in overdrive. You are using extra energy to grow a tiny human. It’s understandable if you have a few cravings. 

While you might be tempted to feed all your cravings, you might have to keep some of them in check. If you are craving a huge green salad by all means go for it. If you want to take down an entire pint of ice cream  in one sitting – every day – you might want to consider moderation.

Some women might think that you get “permission” to gain a lot of weight once you are pregnant. But you might be surprised it’s normal to gain about 25 to 35 pounds, depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. Sticking to a healthy routine will also make your delivery and post delivery easier. 

For a healthy pregnancy, Texas WIC advises that women carrying multiple babies might gain more. If you are overweight you may need to gain less. Also, weight gain will happen slowly. During the first 3 months, women usually gain 1 to 5 pounds. In the last 6 months, it may be more like 1 pound per week. Texas WIC experts also  recommend that most women only need an additional 350 to 450 calories a day during the last 6 months. 

HEALTHY NUTRITION HABITS & WIC 

While pregnant or breastfeeding, Texas WIC nutritionists encourage mothers to eat foods with vitamin c (tomatoes, strawberries and oranges). They also recommend eating two foods with iron together like chicken and beans. Getting calcium from dairy and fiber from fruits and vegetables also helps you and your baby.

Keep in mind you are now eating to fuel yourself and help grow your baby.  You both need lots of nutrients to help keep you healthy.

You can get a wide array of nutrients by eating a variety of foods.  It may also help to write down the foods  you eat each day to help make sure you are getting a good mix. Make sure you are eating vegetables, fruit, dairy, protein and whole grains. 

If you would like more tips for a healthy pregnancy, Texas WIC also offers the following free classes online, including Healthy Eating, Healthy Pregnancy and Nutrition

The class offers guidance to mothers about eating healthy foods to help them and their baby, explains heartburn, nausea and constipation during pregnancy and also offers tips to help stay healthy. 

HEALTH PREGNANCY WIC CLASSES

To take the classes, visit the Texas WIC website. Texas WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Woman, Infants and Children. To find out if you qualify, visit a Dallas Area WIC Clinic.

By |2021-02-05T17:23:45+00:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Importance of Folic Acid During Pregnancy

Folic Acid & Pregnancy

Vitamin C helps fight colds.  Calcium builds strong healthy bones. Folic acid can help prevent birth defects in babies. If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, it’s important to get enough folic acid.

Women who have never been pregnant may not be aware of the importance of folic acid during pregnancy.  It’s not a nutrient most of us talk about –  unless you are considering becoming pregnant.

Pregnant? Make Sure To Eat Enough Folic Acid.

Pregnant? Make Sure To Eat Enough Folic Acid.

Folate is a type of Vitamin B found in the body that is important to the process of making new cells and to the creation of the neural tube that forms a baby’s brain and spinal cord.  These developments happen during the first month of pregnancy, which is why mothers need to have enough folate before they become pregnant.

Without enough folate a baby is at risk of being born with severe birth defects such as spina bifida.

If a woman can become pregnant, it is recommended she take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid (the man-made version of folate) daily to help prevent birth defects, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.  

Women can get the recommended amount by taking a vitamin with folic acid and/or eating foods high in folate.

WIC FOODS & FOLIC ACID

The Texas WIC program, an educational and nutritional resource for expecting mothers, outlines that folate (the natural form of folic acid) can be found naturally in foods such as:  

  • Broccoli, 
  • Asparagus
  • Lima beans, dried beans, and peas
  • Spinach and turnip greens
  • Oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit
  • Nuts and sunflower seeds

Some rice, pasta, bread, and breakfast cereals are also enriched with folic acid.

Getting enough folic acid is just one way a woman can help ensure she has a healthy pregnancy. Visit a Texas WIC clinic near you to see if you are eligible for the free program aimed at helping Texas mothers ensure they have a healthy pregnancy. You can find a clinic by visiting our location page. Shop Grocery Services North for healthy fruits and vegetables.

By |2021-02-05T17:54:42+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today Is National Milk Day

Milk is nutritious for babies, children and mothers and is a WIC-approved product.

Milk is nutritious for babies, children and mothers and is a WIC-approved product.

Let’s Celebrate Milk

Today, Jan. 11th, is National Milk Day, we celebrate milk – your first drink.  Milk in all forms provides an array of vitamins and nutrients for babies for more than their first few years. So let’s celebrate milk, in all of it’s forms – breastmilk, formula and dairy milk. 

It is believed that National Milk Day commemorates the day the first milk deliveries in glass bottles began in the United States.  

Milk from mom is likely the first place you ever get milk.  Nutritionists at Texas WIC want mother’s to know the importance of breast milk. 

MILK FROM BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding is super healthy for baby and mom

Breastfeeding is super healthy for baby and mom

“Breastmilk is one of the most important gifts you can give your baby,” according to their website.  “Breastfeed as much as you can for as long as you can — every ounce gives baby lasting health benefits. WIC supports breastfeeding as the best way to feed your baby for as long as you (and baby) want.”

Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) is a free nutrition support program for mothers and their children up to age 5. They provide nutrition education, classes, breastfeeding support and free food supplements.

Texas WIC encourages breastfeeding because of the health benefits for both the baby and the mom. Health experts tell us that breastfed babies are sick less often and have a lower chance of dying from SIDS. Breast milk is also good for mothers, including being able to lose more weight in the first six months after their babies were born. It can also decrease the chances a mother develops breast cancer, according to some studies. 

Breastfeeding isn’t easy, so WIC has created an entire website of information to help mothers. There is even a hotline for more support, 855-550-6667. 

BABY FORMULA

WIC clients receive formala, including prescription formula if needed, for babies.

Not all mothers can breast feed. So we also celebrate baby formula. It provides babies with necessary nutrition in their first few years. 

Finding the right formula is key. Some babies need prescription formulas for allergies or reactions to formula. Talk to your pediatrician about which formula is right for your baby. 

“It’s super important to follow all the steps to make sure the formula you give your baby is safe. If you have any questions, talk to your health care provider or your WIC Nutritionist. It can be a lot of information and we’re here to help,” Akata Sanghani, RD, IBCLC, registered dietitian and lactation consultant at Texas WIC, is quoted on their website.

Texas WIC also provides support to mothers that use formula. Information about mixing, cleaning bottles, storing formula and feeding your baby can be found on their website.

Along with popular formula brands, Grocery Services North also supplies prescription formulas to WIC clients at its stores. If you need formula or special formula, visit any of our stores for details about how we can provide it for you. We are happy to help.

MILK FOR MOM

It’s also important mother’s get from milk. One of the most important nutrients moms can receive is calcium. 

Milk provides nutrition in the form of  protein, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A and B vitamins.

“Dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt offer essential nutrients that help nourish people throughout life,” said National Dairy Council President Jean Ragalie-Carr, RDN, LDN, FAND on the USDairy.com website. “We are living during a period where affordable nutrition is critically important to our nation. Dairy foods, including lactose-free varieties, are a highly nutritious and accessible option that can help fill important nutrient gaps and support overall well-being.”

Texas WIC also provides nutrition guidelines for mothers, including getting enough calcium-rich foods like dairy in your diet. If you would like to join WIC, please visit them online to apply.

By |2021-01-21T21:32:31+00:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Family Fun Events in Dallas For The Kids

Kid Storytime

Check Out These Family Events (Many Are Free & Virtual) Around Dallas Area

We have rounded up a few events around greater Dallas we think you and your family would enjoy. Many of them are are free and are virtual events you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.  Here are some activities for January – February:

JANUARY

Dallas Museum of Art – More than 25,000 works of art from all cultures and time periods spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. General admission includes viewing the Museum’s collection galleries and most exhibitions, but requires a timed ticket secured in advance in order to maintain a limited capacity. Most exhibits are available online for a virtual tour.

JAN. 12

Frisco Public LibraryVirtual EventJoin on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Tuesday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long.

Noyes Children’s Library FoundationVirtual EventWeekly Storytime on the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Facebook page. This event is great for kids 18 months to 5 years. The rest of the family can also join along.

JAN. 13

Dallas Public LibraryVirtual Event – Zookeeper’s Game of Animal Facts, from 4 to 5 PM

Wednesday, Jan. 13 Cindi and live animals from All About Animals Live will take you on a tour. This program is available online only. Registration is required. Participants must register by 3 PM Jan. 13th on the Dallas Public Library website

 JAN.14

Frisco Public LibraryVirtual EventJoin on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Thursday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long.

JAN.17

The Black Academy of Arts & LettersVirtual Event – A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. concert. Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this concert tribute dramatizes contemporary moments of the Black Lives Matter crusade and the memories of the 1960’s Civil Rights movement. An evening of narrations, testimonials, music and dance. One login will allow streaming on one device for $17.50.

JAN. 18

Allen Public Library Virtual Event Join every Monday morning at 10:15 AM on the Allen Public Library Facebook page for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers.

JAN. 19

Frisco Public LibraryVirtual EventJoin on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Tuesday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long.

Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Virtual EventWeekly Storytime on the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Facebook page. This event is great for kids 18 months to 5 years. The entire family can join along.

JAN. 21

Frisco Public LibraryVirtual Event Join on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Thursday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long.

JAN. 23

KidFilm Festival – Angelika Film Center 5321 E Mockingbird Ln #230, Dallas, TX 75206 – The USA Film Festival Dallas will present the (in-theater) 37th annual KidFilm Family Festival, the oldest and largest all-ages film festival in the United States. All programs are free to the community. The program will feature an entertaining, educational and diverse line-up of new and favorite films for audiences of all ages as well as free books. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

 

JAN. 25

Allen Public Library Virtual Event Join every Monday morning at 10:15 AM on the Allen Public Library Facebook page for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers.

JAN. 26

Frisco Public LibraryVirtual EventJoin on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Tuesday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long.

Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Virtual EventWeekly Storytime on the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Facebook page. This event is great for kids 18 months to 5 years old. The rest of the family can join along. 

JAN. 28

Frisco Public LibraryVirtual Event Join on the Frisco Public Library Facebook page every week on Thursday for virtual story times that can be viewed all day long.

JAN. 29

Frisco Public Library – Babies Zoom Story Time – Virtual Event – Meet on Zoom from 10:30 – 11:30 AM to engage with other parents and caregivers of babies (birth to walking) for singing songs, trying out rhymes, finger plays, and share a book together. Enjoy some quality time with your little one in a supportive and encouraging environment. Registration is required. A zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the event.

FEB. 1

Allen Public LibraryVirtual EventJoin every Monday morning at 10:15 AM on the Allen Public Library Facebook page for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers.

FEB. 2

Kimbell Art Museum – Virtual Event – Join the educators of Kimbell Art Museum on Facebook Live for a theatrical story time just for kids featuring the children’s book The Rain Stomper, written by Addie Boswell and illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

We hope your family enjoyes checking out these events around Dallas this month!

By |2021-01-27T21:18:23+00:00January 9th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

SNAP Welcome at Grocery Services North

Grocery Services North accepts WIC, SNAP

We accept SNAP. Grocery Services North, a Primarly WIC grocery store chain in Dallas and Waco, also accepts SNAP.

We Accept SNAP

Did you know Grocery Services North, a primarily Dallas area WIC grocery store, also accepts SNAP?

Our locations are near Dallas WIC Clinics  to help make it easier for WIC Clients to redeem their benefits. While you are picking up your healthy WIC foods, you can also redeem your SNAP food benefits at our locations.

Also during times of low availability of standard grocery items, traditional grocery stores may limit the amount or number of items that can be redeemed. At our stores we never limit your redemptions. If you are approved by the government for the benefit, you can redeem as much as you like.

Many mothers on WIC also choose to use their SNAP benefit at our WIC store to purchase additional baby formula.

Woman Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition supplement program to assist mothers get the healthiest start for their children, up to age 5. The program provides FREE nutrition education, breastfeeding support, classes and food packages for qualifying women.

WIC clients may also be eligible for SNAP, a program to help adults buy food. If you are a SNAP client, you can pick up qualifying food products at any of our locations.

SNAP BENEFITS INCREASING

Governor Greg Abbott announced this week that beginning in January, SNAP recipients will receive a 15 percent increase in their total benefits, which will continue monthly until June 2021. The additional 15 percent increase and the emergency allotment amount should appear in recipients’ accounts by Jan. 23.

“Thank you to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for extending these benefits and increasing the amount of benefits that Texas families will receive,” said Governor Abbott. “These emergency SNAP benefits continue to help put food on the table for many Texas families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at YourTexasBenefits.com

By |2021-01-15T15:17:10+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments
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