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National WIC Association Photo 2018-10-23 13:22

Over the past few years, the role of technology in WIC has been receiving more attention. Innovations in technology, including smartphone applications, online educational and administrative platforms, and electronic benefits have enabled many WIC agencies to consider how new technology can i...

National WIC Association Photo 2018-10-16 15:23

Today is World Food Day, which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization sets aside every year to focus on eliminating hunger. Although NWA focuses on WIC, which is a program addressing nutrition in the US and its territories, we are still part of the worldwide movement that is work...

Immigration Resources | National WIC Association

The proposed public charge rule went public today, so to speak - it was published in the Federal Register this morning, which means it is officially open for public comment. NWA is here to guide you on what this means at the moment, what may happen, what will happen, and what it may mean i...
WIC Voices - National WIC Association 2018-10-03 21:11

WIC Voices - National WIC Association 2018-10-03 21:11

WIC Voices: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is an asset to communities across the United States, serving all 50 states, Native American Indian tribes, and US territories. This video montage includes first-person testimonials from WIC ...

Homepage | WIC Breastfeeding - National WIC Association 2018-09-27 16:28

This morning, staff from the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service are showing participants of the Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits in New Orleans around their new WIC website for breastfeeding support. The site links to many outside a...

National WIC Association Photo 2018-09-05 21:54

Thank you to everyone who attended our Black Breastfeeding Week celebration! A powerful discussion about the struggles of breastfeeding, complex historical context, and health disparities affecting black women moved everyone in the room. We are very appreciative of our panelists: Kayla Alexa...

Immigrants, fearing Trump crackdown, drop out of nutrition programs

Yesterday, POLITICO ran an article on the public charge issue and the chilling effect on WIC clinics that is resulting from the Department of Homeland Security’s rumored proposal to expand the public charge test, which would penalize immigrant families for accessing WIC services and other federa...

National WIC Association Photo 2018-09-03 13:01

Today is Labor Day. NWA tips its hat to all working moms, dads, and other caregivers who labor so their children and families can eat, have shelter, and live good lives. We also salute the thousands of people who work in WIC with dedication and caring for WIC participants.