"I support and volunteer with NWA because it is a wonderful organization that continues to give and serve those in need. The wealth of resources NWA provides are amazing and the staff is the most professional knowledgeable TEAM I have ever seen." - Berry Kelly, NWA Board Member
“Some of the reasons why I volunteer for NWA are: working with folks from across the country who love WIC as much as I do, helping out the organization that helps us to provide amazing services to our participants, and the great friends I’ve made while volunteering!” - Melinda Morris, NWA Board Member
Join a committee or a task force to share your WIC voice!
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer with NWA:
2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference Planning Committee
The 2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference Committee works with the NWA National Office to plan and coordinate the Association’s 2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference being held in New Orleans, LA, September 24-27, 2018.
Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
The Breastfeeding Promotion Committee works to develop recommendations and standards for the promotion and support of breastfeeding among mothers participating in the WIC Program. This Committee also works to encourage the active promotion of breastfeeding by NWA members.
The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the bylaws and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors as needed for revisions or clarifications. This Committee also reviews proposed operating policies developed by affiliate Sections.
The Evaluation Committee represents NWA's interests in research and evaluation of the WIC Program, especially those efforts of USDA/FNS, OAE, and ERS.
Nutrition Services Section Representative (State Nutrition Coordinator or designee)
The Legislative Committee participates in the development and implementation of regulatory and legislative policy as it affects the mission and goals of NWA and the WIC Program.
Reach Them, Teach Them, Keep Them Task Force
This task force will examine and develop best practices to reach, teach, and keep WIC participants and has oversight of the National Retention Campaign.
Infant Mortality in WIC Task Force
This task force will examine available research regarding WIC participation and infant mortality to identify best practices for addressing the issue while analyzing methods to reduce the incidence of infant mortality in WIC.
Maternal Mortality in WIC Task Force
This task force will examine available research regarding WIC participation and maternal mortality to identify best practices for addressing the issue while analyzing methods to reduce the incidence of maternal mortality in WIC.
Recruitment and Retention of Registered Dietitian (RDs) in WIC Task Force
This task force examines and identifies best practices for recruiting RDs from outside of WIC while analyzing methods to optimize the retention of RDs currently working in the Program.
Vendor Business Practices Task Force
This task force develops Association policy and related position papers relevant to vendor relationships and implementation of vendor related policies affecting the WIC Program and WIC participants.
WHO Code Compliant Infant Formula Cost Containment
WHO Code Compliant Infant Formula Cost Containment will consider alternative strategies for meeting cost containment requirements under the Child Nutrition Act.
“I think it is so important to volunteer with organizations that represent you, so that your voice can be heard and that you are part of making an impact at a higher level. Through my volunteer experience with the National WIC Association, I’ve been able to work with WIC staff from across the nation, and it is so valuable to learn from them as well as for them to learn from me. Even though we all work for the same program, we come with different perspectives and experiences that when shared can help make a stronger association and program, ultimately impacting the families that we serve. Giving of your time is not always easy, but it is truly rewarding to know that you’re a part of something bigger than you that is working towards the overall goal of healthier mothers, children, and families.” - Kim Hinnenkamp, NWA Board Member
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