National WIC Association

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Tell Congress to Not Circumvent the Science of the WIC Food Package

Take Action Now!

Sign on our letter to tell Congress to stop meddling in the science of the WIC food package and to wait for the 2015 Institute of Medicine review.


How do I Learn More About this Campaign Issue?

What Can I Do to Help?


What Should I Say to My Representative?

  • Share your State’s WIC profile for state-specific data and participant stories.
  • Watch what other NWA members had to say about talking with policymakers in the video below.

Is This Advocacy or Lobbying?

  • This is a lobbying activity. If your job is funded through the government, you can send the email during your break time or after work.
  • Not all advocacy efforts are lobbying. Advocacy is not lobbying when you’re informing members of Congress about WIC, and highlighting WIC’s achievements: You are educat­ing policymakers about WIC. This helps promote a positive image of WIC, and hopefully translates into favorable WIC policies in the future.
  • Examples of Non-Lobbying Advocacy: Clearing up misconceptions about WIC; Explaining the positive impacts of the improved WIC food packages; Describing the importance of Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and convey WIC successes.
  • For more specifics, read Advocacy vs. Lobbying.

Where Can I Learn More About Current WIC Policy Issues?

Other WIC-Related Advocacy

We engage in various public health-related advocacy issues. Check back for updates on other ways you can take action to support WIC!