National WIC Association

Benefits and Levels

By joining NWA you are investing in a community that provides quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care and other referral services for nearly 7 million nutritionally at-risk mothers and young children.


Categories and Benefits

Membership is divided into four categories. Click on each category tab to learn about its specialized requirements, fees and benefits.

Local WIC Agencies

Representatives from local community WIC Programs make up the Local Agency Section.

State WIC Agencies

Comprises the Directors of each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Inter-Tribal Organization WIC Programs as well as the Nutrition Coordinators for these 90 programs.

Individual Members

This membership category receives all the benefits as a member, but without voting privileges. Membership is personal, not agency or organization. The intent of individual memberships is to allow WIC staff whose agencies are unable to join NWA to nevertheless join the Association. We also offer this membership to independent WIC researchers and other independent individuals who respond to the needs of nutritionally at-risk women and children. Finally, we have a membership for retired WIC staff.

Questions? Contact us at membership@nwica.org.

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The purpose of NWA’s Local Agency Section is to:

  • Link Local Agencies in a national forum to advance the health of women, infants and children.
  • Assure the inclusion of Local Agency perspective on WIC issue discussions.
  • Provide grassroots support for global issues concerning the WIC program.
  • Provide Local Agency representation on NWA Committees and Task Forces.
  • Coordinate and communicate Local Agency issues.

The benefits of NWA membership for Local Agencies include:

  • Membership benefits for all Local and Clinic staff
  • Representation in Washington to Congress, the White House, USDA, CDC, HHS, public health, nutrition, and WIC allied partners
  • Discounts to national conferences
  • NWA’s email newsletters to keep you informed of WIC-related news on legislation, funding and policy including Monday Morning Report, Association Updates, Washington Updates, and Research to Practice
  • Access to the Online Community resources including webinars and discussion groups
  • Free job postings on our website and in Monday Morning Report.
  • Social media connections on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and NWA's Blog
  • Knowledgeable and available association staff
  • Access to a network of other interested, knowledgeable and committed individuals/groups working in or for the WIC program
  • Opportunities to work with NWA's Board of Directors
  • Opportunities to serve on NWA committee or task forces, working to influence and establish policies and positions on issues of great importance to their local WIC programs and providing employees with leadership and professional development experience

Local Agency membership dues are based on the monthly average participation.

Number of Participants        Member Dues
1 - 7000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $50
7001 - 14000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $100
14001 - 28000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200
28001 - 42000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300
Over 42000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400

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NWA State Membership comprises the Directors of each of the 50 States, 39 Territorial and Native American, and the District of Columbia WIC Programs.

In addition, NWA’s Nutrition Services Section is comprised of the Nutrition Coordinators for these programs.


NWA membership benefits for State Agencies include:

  • A direct link to NWA’s Washington office with up-to-date information on legislation, funding and policy regarding the WIC program. Members receive the Association's newsletter, NWA Monday Update, and other NWA e-publications.
  • Access to a network of other interested, knowledgeable and committed individuals/groups working in or with the WIC program.
  • The opportunity to work with a national organization as a member, state, regional or national representative, or member of NWA's Board of Directors.
  • The opportunity to serve on NWA committees or task forces, working to influence and establish policies and positions of great importance to their state WIC programs.
  • Reduced registration fees for NWA conferences, seminars, and workshops with a proven reputation for presenting top-of-the-line speakers, valuable sessions on nutrition and health-related issues and the latest trends in efficient and effective services provision.

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We offer discounted memberships dues to individuals, students and retirees. This membership receives many of the benefits enjoyed by the state, local, and sustaining memberships.

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Basic Individual Member Benefits Include:

  • Representation in Washington to Congress, the White House, USDA, CDC, HHS, public health, nutrition, and WIC allied partners
  • Discounts to national conferences
  • NWA’s email newsletters to keep you informed of WIC-related news on legislation, funding and policy including Monday Morning Report, Association Updates, Washington Updates, and Research to Practice
  • Access to the Online Community resources including webinars and discussion groups
  • Free job postings on our website and in Monday Morning Report.
  • Social media connections on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and NWA's Blog
  • Knowledgeable and available association staff
  • Access to a network of other interested, knowledgeable and committed individuals/groups working in or for the WIC program
  • Opportunities to work with NWA's Board of Directors

Individual Membership

Individual membership dues are $50. Membership is personal, not agency or organization. The intent of individual memberships is to allow WIC staff whose agencies are unable to join NWA to nevertheless join the Association. We also offer this membership to independent WIC researchers and other independent individuals who respond to the needs of nutritionally at-risk women and children.

If you represent an organization or company working with WIC, please see NWA's Partner Page here.


Student Membership

Student membership dues are $25.00 and are for students who are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program. Students must provide by email, fax, or mail, a photocopy of a current student ID.


Retired Membership

Retired membership is FREE of charge and is for individuals who have retired and are no longer involved in any career activity.


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