November 9, 2011
November 8, 2011
The National WIC Association came across the following article online titled, “Fire the Government Wet Nurse” on the National Review’s website. Due to the numerous blatant inaccuracies about the WIC Program, we felt it was necessary to post a response to correct the record. See below for an excerpt of the original article:
November 3, 2011
NWA e-Publications Have a New Look!
The National WIC Association has updated its e-Publication templates and you will see a new look for the Association Updates, Monday Morning Report, Washington Updates, Legislative Alerts, and the Monthly Food Price Brief.
We hope you enjoy our fresh new designs!
November 2, 2011
The NWA 2012 Annual Education and Networking Conference and Exhibits Planning Committee is now accepting applications for the Poster Session. Please Click Here for information about the application process and to learn more about the conference. Poster applications are due by March 30, 2012.
September 29, 2011
The 2012 NWA Nutrition & Breastfeeding Conference will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, September 10-12, 2012. NWA invites you to serve on the conference planning committee. Committee members will be responsible for participating in monthly conference calls and chairing subcommittees in the following areas: conference program, Evaluation and CEU application, poster session, round-table discussion groups, marketing, and entertainment.
September 26, 2011
The NWA Calendar Task Force develops a nutrition education calendar for purchase by the Association membership and others each year. One vacancy currently exists for the 2011-12 Task Force: One (1) Local Agency Section Representative.
Task Force members participate in conference calls, assist in the identification of a calendar theme and monthly topic, develop WIC nutrition and health messages and other relevant contents, review and provide comments on design options, and assist with marketing and promotional strategies.
September 14, 2011
The deadline for ordering the NWA’s Feeding Your Baby magazines is approaching. If you have not placed your order, please do so by September 30. For magazine descriptions and order information, please click here.
August 23, 2011
The National WIC Association is now using Facebook and Twitter! NWA social media tools will be resources for the WIC community and also educate the public about the WIC Program. We thank those of you who provided feedback in the NWA social media survey. The links for NWA Facebook and Twitter accounts are below. You can also find social media icons on our website at www.nwica.org. We encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” us! Email slee [at] nwica [dot] org with any questions.
August 22, 2011
Today, National WIC Association (NWA) submitted comments to the USDA’s request for public comments on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Local Agency Recognition of Exemplary Breastfeeding Support Practices. View Downloads to the right of this page for a PDF of the NWA comments.
August 10, 2011
The National WIC Association is pleased to announce that the NWA Leadership Academy (http://www.nwicaleadership.org/) is currently accepting applications from prospective students to enroll in the Academy’s second cohort. The first course, What it Means to be a WIC Leader, will begin on Monday, September 19, 2011 and conclude on Friday, December 2, 2011.
The NWA LA Certificate Program is comprised of four (4) courses – each 10 weeks in length:
Cohort 2 Course Schedule