National WIC Association

NWA's Role with WIC

The National WIC Association (NWA):

  • is the nonprofit education arm and advocacy voice of WIC
  • is a membership association, with WIC agencies comprising most of its membership
  • does not administer the WIC program and is independent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). It is FNS that provides funding and policy guidance and creates and enforces regulations for the program.

NWA Represents WIC Agencies

Founded in 1983, the National WIC Association (NWA) represents 90 geographic, territorial, Indian and Native American State Agencies and more than 2,000 local agencies that together provide quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthcare and other referral services to nearly 7 million at-risk women, infants, and children through 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.

NWA Garners Support for WIC

NWA's efforts on behalf of the WIC program have been effective in gaining bipartisan support in Congress, the support of successive administrations, and a broad coalition of partners, including advocacy groups, health care and religious organizations, and the CEOs of Fortune 500 corporations.