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Breastfeeding

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  • USDA and HHS Announce Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025

    December 29, 2020 - News & Blog
    NWA applauds the work of USDA and HHS for issuing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 with the inclusion, for the first time, of the unique life stages of infancy through 24 months, pregnancy, and lactation. As WIC providers, we recognize the importance of tailored life-stage nutrition guidance to shape lifelong positive nutrition habits to yield positive health outcomes. For WIC families and WIC staff, the DGAs are critical tools in support of positive birth, maternal, and child health outcomes.


  • Why Your Gift Matters: Supporting Healthy Families Through WIC

    December 7, 2020 - News & Blog
    NWA supports healthy families by promoting the nutrition and breastfeeding work of the WIC community.


  • WIC & Health Resources for Native Peoples

    November 1, 2020 - News & Blog
    These resources were specifically created for Native populations and tribes. Topics include nutrition, breastfeeding, maternal health, COVID-19, mental health, and other health issues.


  • Session Preview: 2020 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference

    September 1, 2020 - News & Blog


  • Tonce Jackson, Health Equity Champion

    August 26, 2020 - News & Blog
    As Health Equity Manager, I have led our agency in a series of trainings, including equity, diversity, and inclusion, conversations on race, micro-aggressions, and implicit bias.


  • Stacy Davis, Health Equity Champion

    August 19, 2020 - News & Blog
    As a former WIC participant and current WIC professional, I am able to apply personal experience, education, and technical knowledge and skills to cultivate quality breastfeeding programs. Since June 2016, I have had the privilege to hold the title as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services WIC Division’s Regional Lactation Consultant for the Metro (Detroit) region- serving Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties.


  • State Spotlight: How South Carolina WIC Creatively Supports Breastfeeding Moms

    August 10, 2020 - News & Blog
    This pandemic has wedged physical distance between families and their support systems, posing significant challenges for new mothers who are navigating parenthood. However, South Carolina’s Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and IBCLCs have found creative ways to connect and support new WIC moms throughout the pandemic. South Carolina’s WIC Director, Berry Kelly applauds the entire SC WIC team and states that "our team has ensured that WIC has remained a steady, consistent nutritional and public health support for mothers, babies, and children."


  • World Breastfeeding Week: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet!

    July 24, 2020 - News & Blog
    Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with National WIC Association! Every year around the world, individuals and organizations celebrate WBW from August 1-7.  With this year’s theme of Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet!, learn about the affordability and sustainability of breastfeeding and how breastfeeding translates to responsible consumption.


  • 5 Reasons to Attend the 2020 NWA Nutrition & Breastfeeding Conference

    July 23, 2020 - News & Blog
    With food insecurity on the rise, we are seeing an increased need for nutrition services, breastfeeding advocacy, and health equity work. WIC agencies and workers are addressing these challenges and public health threats with limited resources, making their jobs more challenging than ever. This year’s conference is focused on Feeding Families, Fueling the Future.


  • Strengthening Families’ Health with WIC Breastfeeding Support

    August 4, 2014 - News & Blog
    Celebrate WIC during National Breastfeeding Month!