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 3:00pm 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.
CEUs are available for most webinars.
Using Technology to Incentivize Behavior Change in WIC webinar on November 8th, at 3:00 pm ET. Research has proven that rewards can improve outcomes when seeking changes in behavior by providing feedback and motivation. Until recently, the WIC Program was limited by the number of participant contacts and allowable forms of incentives. However, with the introduction of EBT, the WIC Program has gained a powerful connection to participants through their smartphones and the use of WIC shopping mobile apps. Gamification, the application of elements of game playing (e.g., points, competition, etc.) to non-gaming areas of activity, is becoming a popular method of encouraging desired behaviors and outcomes. Gamification has many benefits that make it an ideal complement to the WIC Program. This presentation has two goals: 1. Demonstrate an extension to WIC EBT mobile applications that uses gamification to challenge, reward, and support participants as they work to achieve their goals. The example presented leverages EBT redemption data to track the purchases of healthy foods (e.g., fruits and vegetables) and rewards the participant as they display increased and continued progress toward meeting their goal. 2. Identify the components of successful gamification and demonstrate how the WIC Program can integrate these factors into a mobile app. Significant research is available evaluating the outcomes of gamification on behavioral change and researchers have identified the factors (e.g., goal setting, challenge, feedback, reinforcement) necessary to achieve successful results.
Development of an Effective Post-Partum Weight Loss Program for Diverse Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Women webinar on November 15th, at 3:00 pm ET, sponsored by NWA’s Local Agency Section. This webinar will describe systematic strategies to develop culturally- and literacy-sensitive programs to promote behavior change. It will focus on strategies used to develop a post-partum weight loss program for WIC clients.
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