National WIC Association

Webinars

We invite our members to explore our various WIC-related webinars through our Online Community. To access the online community, log-in to your account and click "Go To The Online Community".

We offer webinars most Thursdays at 3:00 pm ET (unless otherwise noted) and they last one hour. See below for a schedule of upcoming webinars. Webinar archives are available to NWA members only. If you are a member, please log-in to your NWA account on www.nwica.org > go to “My Account” > “Go to Online Community” > “Webinar Archives,” which be located on the left menu bar.

NWA Webinars

To attend NWA webinars, you must register in advance. The links will take you directly to registration. Upon completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you don't see that email, please check your spam/junk mail folder. We strongly recommend you add sqldba@icohere.com to your email safe senders list to be sure you get your confirmation and other important emails about the webinar.

Have a webinar idea? Email us: webinars@nwica.org.

Choline and its Role in Infant and Maternal Health. Thursday, July 23rrd, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET. Register here

 

Significant research supports the role of choline in promoting health, from early brain development to cognitive wellness for healthy aging. However, despite an expanding body of evidence on choline’s health benefits, 90 percent of Americans are not meeting choline needs, and when looking at vulnerable populations – like moms and infants – less than 8 percent meet recommendations. The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics issued policy statements on the importance of choline for neurocognitive development, further illustrating the gravity of this essential nutrient. Additionally, compelling research from Cornell University suggests that a higher choline intake during pregnancy may help to improve information processing speeds among infants, a common measure for IQ at that stage of life.

This webinar aims to provide NWA members with the latest choline research and raise awareness and understanding about choline and food/supplement sources of this nutrient, especially as it pertains to maternal and infant health, arming members with smart solutions, tools and resources to close consumption gaps.

 

This Session is worth 1 RD Education Credit Unit.


Serving Participants Where They Are. Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET. Register here

 

Site closures to protect staff and participant health during the COVID-19 pandemic have required WIC agencies across the country to find new ways to serve participants without in-person appointments. Aside from the pandemic, lack of transportation, work and childcare schedules, and caring for newborns or sick children are ongoing challenges that make it difficult for participants to come to WIC sites. Many agencies offer online nutrition education as one option for overcoming these barriers, but it doesn't allow for the participant and staff interaction that is essential for individualizing services. This panel will feature presentations from four state and local agencies that implemented projects to serve participants outside of WIC sites through the Streamlining WIC Certification Practices project, which aims to identify and pilot strategies that are consistent with federal WIC guidelines. During 2019, these four state/local partners from states across the country planned, implemented, and assessed strategies to make it easier for participants to access and use WIC services. They pursued different approaches and will share their project activities, results, and lessons learned using telephone appointments, video appointments, and providing services in alternate locations, before the pandemic-related waivers were available. They will describe their experience with conducting certification, mid-certification assessment, and nutrition education, including what they learned about logistics, participant interest/satisfaction and staffing. The projects were conducted with technical assistance from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Altarum Institute, both not-for-profit organizations.

 

This Session is worth 1 RD Education Credit Unit.

 

Have a webinar question? Email us: webinars@nwica.org.