National WIC Association

5 Reasons to Attend NWA's 2023 National Policy Conference

January 19, 2023


NWA’s 2023 VIRTUAL National Policy Conference is coming up February 21-24! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Building Our WIC Voice - registration ends February 10th! You can attend from wherever you are - register here.


1) Witness and be a part of the conversation on the future of WIC

Every session will be sure to bring you informational, intriguing, and impactful conversations. Join us to attend sessions such as Building Pathways to a More Modern WIC, Investing in and Diversifying the WIC workforce, and many more2 View the full tentative agenda here! Plus, you’ll have the chance to socialize and network with peers and colleagues who know the policy challenges facing WIC today.


2) Hear from government leaders from USDA and congressional representatives

By attending #NPC2023, you’ll gain insights from speakers such as Stacy Dean, Deputy Under Secretary for USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) Chair of the Congressional Hunger Caucus, and others! Don’t miss your chance to be in the *virtual* room with these changemakers.


3) Meet with members of Congress to talk about the importance of WIC

The conference will culminate with Capitol Hill Virtual Education Day on Friday, February 24 where attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Congressional leaders and their staff to discuss how imperative the WIC program is to families across the country. Register for our webinar 2023 Preparing for WIC Hill Education Day to learn more about the Hill Day and prepare for your meeting with policy experts.


4) Gain leadership and advocacy skills

This is a great opportunity for you to focus on how to best advocate for families participating in WIC and how to lead the charge for modernization, innovation, and policy changes. Join us to learn how to educate policymakers, integrate research in your work, offer resources and education to your community, and more!


5) Learn about WIC policy issues

This conference is all about WIC policy. By the end of the conference, you’ll be an expert and primed to bring the information you gain back to your community and colleagues! From infant formula regulations to updates to the WIC food package rule, you will learn how WIC works.