National WIC Association


NWA Launches COVID-19 Response Fund

The National WIC Association's goal is to ensure that pregnant women and families with babies and young children, who have been negatively impacted by the economic downturn, know about WIC and are able to participate safely and easily, wherever they are.


Click here for more information on the COVID-19 Response Fund. 

WIC is Here for You

Renew or sign up for WIC today by visiting

Most states now allow new WIC applicants to enroll over the phone and current applicants to renew their benefits remotely.

Find your local WIC office and the right number to call.

(Find Free Meals for Kids here. Encuentra Comidas Gratis Para Niños aqui.)

Registration Now Open


NWA’s Virtual Annual Conference 2020

Adapting to Change: Supporting the WIC Community

June 23-25, 2020


Access sessions, interact with exhibitors, and connect with the WIC community!

Click to learn more about this exciting event.

Looking for COVID-19 Resources?

We're here to help!

NWA has been collecting assets and content from members nationwide.

Click here for our evolving list of COVID-19 resources.


May 14, 2020

Press Release: WIC Providers, Pediatricians Insist USDA Immediately and Fully Extend COVID-Related Waivers through September 30

Congress, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, vested the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with the authority to approve waivers that permit providers of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to adapt services to ensure the safety of WIC moms, young children, and clinic staff throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. Rather than responding boldly and utilizing the full extent of that authority, USDA approved time-limited waivers that end on May 31, 2020.

May 13, 2020

Press Release: National WIC Association Lauds Bicameral, Bipartisan Support for Expanded Access for Postpartum Women, Infants, and Young Children

May 12, 2020

Washington Update: Speaker Pelosi Unveils $3 Trillion COVID Relief Package

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June 23, 2020

2020 Virtual Annual Conference

The National WIC Association Annual Conference Goes Virtual

The role of technology in WIC has been a growing area of program focus for years. Innovations like smartphone apps, online educational and administrative platforms, and electronic benefits have enabled many WIC agencies to adapt to a quickly changing world. New technology can improve the WIC participant experience, increase program participation, and support more efficient program management. And it’s particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To facilitate the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, research, and new ideas, the National WIC Association is offering a virtual conference June 23-25, 2020, on Adapting to Change: Supporting the WIC Community.

This virtual conference will include pre-recorded and live presentations in the form of webinars. Attendees will be able to access various sessions, expand their professional skills, and increase their knowledgebase – all from the comfort of their own homes!

The Virtual Conference will be a great opportunity for the WIC community to acquire new skills and network with peers. Featured voices will include the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, WIC agencies from across the nation, WIC researchers, WIC community members, and other partners who have insights to share. Exhibitors will also discuss WIC-related products and services for participants.

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May 13, 2020

2020 Leadership Academy - Cohort 13

September 9, 2020

2020 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits

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