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Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the June 19, 2015 #FoodFri STORIFY - a curated list of said chat's tweets compiled into a story format, to learn more about the topic, review chat resources and engage with chat panelist(s) and participants.


An estimated 16 million children live in households where food is scarce. WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, health care referrals, and nutrition education to women, their infants and young children.

This Friday, June 19, 2015, join @MomsRising, @CenteronBudget and @AmerAcadPeds on Twitter to chat about WIC. Use the hashtag #FoodFri to join the Tweet Chat at 1pm ET.

The chat will focus on WIC’s critical role in improving the health of low-income and nutritionally vulnerable families. We will also discuss why protecting and strengthening the program is so important.

Feel free to spread the word by clicking below!

Tweet: Join me at #FoodFri, 6/19 @ 1pmEastern, to chat about the WIC program w @MomsRising, @CenteronBudget + @AmerAcadPeds

To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.


More about our #FoodFri Featured Panelist(s):

Center on Budget

The @CenteronBudget works to ensure that programs that serve low- and moderate-income people are adequately funded, accessible, and effective in helping beneficiaries meet basic needs while moving toward self-sufficiency. WIC is a good example of a program that works to help people, and we help ensure that it has the funds it needs to serve all eligible applicants. 


American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit or follow @AmerAcadPeds on Twitter and Facebook.

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