In late April, the Rev. Douglas A. Greenaway, President and CEO of the National WIC Association, paid a visit to WIC clinics in South Carolina. He began his visit sharing remarks with the WIC leadership team at the team’s staff meeting at Saluda Shoals. At this visit, Douglas shared stories about past NWA and WIC successes, experiences with WIC leaders and participants across the country, and offered insights into the future of WIC. While at the meeting, he reminded staff that WIC is a “hand up, not a hand out.”
After the staff meeting, Douglas made several stops across the state of South Carolina, including meeting with WIC and public health leaders Nick Davidson, Interim Public Health Director, and Lisa Davis Public Health Chief of Staff. A topic of discussion at this meeting was how WIC can/is improving health outcomes for mothers and young children. Also, he visited a WIC clinic in Conway, and made a stop at the Pee Dee farmer's market.
Berry Kelly, Director of Community Nutrition Services and State WIC Director, shared that “having Douglas in South Carolina was a wonderful experience for the SC WIC Team. There was an abundance of insider information shared, strategic thoughts on the program, and reminder to staff that NWA is always advocating for the hard work they’re doing every day.”
NWA proudly advocates for local WIC clinics and the work they do on behalf of WIC families every day. If you have stories from your local WIC clinic that you’d like to highlight, please send them to Kirsten Kelley, State Public Policy Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are pictures from the visit: